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Celebrate Science and Nature - A Fundraiser for HREC
4070 University Road, Hopland, CA 95449 ,
Contact: Hannah Bird (707) 744 1424 ext 105 hbird@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: Hopland Research and Extension Center

The UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) invites you to celebrate science and nature with us at our spectacular site. 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of HREC through interactive field activities led by prominent scientists in their respective fields. Enjoy lunch, followed by our annual auction.

Your attendance and support directly benefit Hopland Scholars, nurturing curious minds from youth to early career researchers, fostering a lifelong commitment to discovery and research of our natural world.

Field session options include: 

  • Museum tour and skull identification - visit the specimens of the HREC museum with Bob Keiffer and Emilio Chavez. Learn how to identify wildlife skulls with Dr. Jacalyn Beck.
  • Oak woodlands regeneration - help to protect young oaks at HREC and learn about efforts to support our oak woodlands with the Quercus Collaborative.
  • HREC research safari - explore behind the scenes of research projects with Greg Solberg.
  • Nature journaling - Learn how to take notice of the nature around us with GrizzlyCorps Fellow Lilyana Elola.
  • Sheep and cattle - Meet the HREC flock with head shepherd Alison Smith and learn about the ways in which they help research and education.
  • Walking Moai - A hike with the Blue Zones team.
  • Drones - how are drones used to support research at HREC? With Shane Feirer, IGIS.
  • Prescribed and wild fire - How is HREC supporting fire research.

We encourage you to dress comfortably for outdoor exploration and varying weather conditions.



$80 Adults

$25 for children under sixteen

RSVP required

Priority registration- April 19

Secure your field experience by registering by April 19. 


Registration Deadline - May 12

Don’t wait to register. Space is limited. 

Click here to register.

Join us in supporting the next generation of Hopland Scholars!


Interested in sponsoring a table? 

Contact Jessica Falor-Ward


(408) 480-8658