Great news for campus wildlands and the students who love them:
After a successful 3-year trial period that funded the first-ever full-time Campus Natural Reserve (CNR) Steward, UCSC has committed permanent funding for a full-time CNR staff position! This position will enable continued and increased support of education, research, and stewardship efforts on the 410-acre CNR. Amongst the birdsong and wildflowers, the heart of our work lies in inspiring students to develop both a diverse skill set and a personal relationship with the natural world. In the past two and a half years, over 5,600 students in over 80 course offerings have taken field trips onto the reserve and over 200 interns have earned credit for their hands-on work. We look forward to keeping this amazing outdoor classroom and living lab busy with inquisitive and passionate students for years to come.