UC Cooperative Extension Alameda County
Bay Area News
We Are Hiring Community Educator 2 Positions
Both positions will build and maintain an informal network of partners, align special nutrition education projects with UC approved curricula and educational materials, develop news releases and news articles, and maintain subject matter competence.
UCCE BAY AREA 2021-22 UPDATE
COVID-19 has highly impacted under-served and vulnerable populations, the working class, persons with disabilities, youth, indigenous peoples, and seniors are struggling to cope. During these challenging times, our Bay Area Advisers and Educators are continuing to work with local populations and partners by adjusting community programs to deliver value-based programming and methodologies across the entire region. In the words of team member Leah Sourbeer, “We Continue to Show Up!”.
UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is committed to continuing to provide our services to the communities we serve, keeping them resilient through these turbulent times. Our September Bay Area News Highlights shine a light on some of the good work happening, including Dr. Mary Blackburn' induction into the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Hall of Fame on Sept. 14.
Collaborating with a CalFresh Healthy Living, UC educator, and UC Master Gardener Program volunteers, she recently finished a gardening project designed to improve the nutrition, physical activity, and overall well-being of senior citizens living in affordable housing in Oakland.
Private Family Tours Now Offered
Homeschooling families are invited to venture out to a new learning environment at UC Elkus Ranch in Half Moon Bay. UC Elkus Ranch is an environmental education center, providing unique hands-on learning experiences for Bay Area youth. Due to COVID-19 precautions, UC Elkus Ranch has temporarily opened to the general public for private family tours only. Read more here.
Bay Area ANR Blogs
He cared for the honey bees, the beekeepers cared about him, and the California State Beekeepers' Association (CSBA) won't forget him. CSBA paid tribute to the late Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Carnes Mussen (1944-2022) at a...
What an incredible art show that two UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty recently hosted in the Labudio (lab+studio) of the UC Davis Environmental Horticulture Building, 200 Arboretum Drive. This was...
If you like ants--and you should--then you won't want to miss this seminar sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. Brazilian-born scientist Mônica Antunes Ulysséa, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of...
Cooperative Extension researcher: Nutrition course a boon for UC Berkeley students College students across the nation are struggling to meet their basic food needs. Within the University of California system of 280,000 students, 38% of undergraduate...
Ready for some good news about our iconic monarch butterflies? The Western monarch population at overwintering sites in California indicates a 2022 "great breeding season," says Washington State University entomologist David James, who researches...
COVID19 Resources: We continue our work in all program areas to help and improve the lives of all people in our communities.
UCCE Alameda County Office
224 West Winton Ave
Hayward, CA 94544
As we transition from the health aspect to the economic impacts of COVID-19, our most vulnerable and underserved populations are and will continue to be disproportionately impacted. Poverty among predominantly communities of color continue to impact educational opportunities. Food security is and will continue to be a concern, as those most impacted do not have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy lifestyle.
Introducing Elkus Ranch Adventure Day
Outdoor day of fun at UC Elkus Ranch for social bubbles* of children and adults.
Participants can spend the day caring for our animals and gardens, making a nature-themed craft, going on hikes around the property, and so much more!