The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Animal Discovery Zone
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
We’ll bring our science programs to you.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Come celebrate Earth Day in style at the Outdoor Nature Lab! Explore the outdoors using hands-on tools, discover the fun of watercoloring in nature, learn about native bees and insects from UC Berkeley students, hear from Ohlone leaders about their traditions, and follow your curiosity to become an environmental detective and solve a mystery alongside staff!
UC Berkeley Entomology Club
Entomology Club is a fun group of bug-lovers who come together to explore interesting topics in entomology and arthropod biodiversity! In addition to weekly meetings, we aim to facilitate hands-on learning and practice in everything from collection and identification to raising live insects.
Nina Sokolov (Bee Biologist)
Nina Sokolov joined the Boots’ lab in 2018 with a keen interest in combining her passions for insect diversity and evolutionary ecology with infectious disease research. Her primary focus lies in the epidemiology of diseases in wild bees, particularly examining how fluctuations in host population density influence disease dynamics. Nina will bring her coloring worksheets and facilitate a Fun-wheel info-game around what is a bee/fly/wasp/etc.
Wildlife Society at Berkeley
The Wildlife Society at Berkeley is a professional and social organization with the goal of creating a community for students who have a passion for wildlife, ecology, conservation, and so much more. By mixing professional activities, such as professional lectures and volunteering events, with fun events, such as hiking, zoo visits, and craft nights, we hope to create a space where students can learn and engage with their passions!
Cafe Ohlone/’ottoy Initiative
The Lawrence Hall of Science is the home of UC Berkeley’s ‘ottoy initiative. The ‘ottoy initiative aims to foster understanding of and respect for Ohlone people and culture and to repair and improve our relationship with the Ohlone community. Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino, co-founders of mak-‘amham/Cafe Ohlone, will lead the initiative through their roles at The Lawrence and in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Native American Thrive Initiative, Government & Community Relations, the Vice Chancellor for Research Office, and Berkeley Dining.
Perennial: UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Environmental Journal
Founded in Fall 2019, Perennial: UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Environmental Journal serves as an accessible platform to showcase the diverse work of UC Berkeley’s environmental community. Perennial publishes a semesterly issue that combines editorials, op-eds, research articles, and more — all written by undergraduate students. These publications aim to promote student scholarship, raise awareness of environmental issues and solutions, and foster eco-creativity.
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