Sunday, October 11
Walking in the Woods with Chemistry: Talk and Tour
1 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus
(Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Have you ever wondered what makes up the flavor of your wine? Or how a plant can cure cancer? What the smell is in your perfume? Or how a tree defends itself? Join Chemistry Professor Dean Tantillo, Plant Biology professor Philipp Zerbe, and Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Nhu Nguyen for a talk and tour in the Arboretum, exploring these plant chemistry mysteries and more. All ages invited. Co-sponsored by the Tantillo Group, Chemistry Dept., and the Zerbe Group, Dept. of Plant Biology. The event is free;parking is available at no charge on the weekends along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55.
Sunday, October 11 through Monday, December 7
Walking in the Woods with Chemistry: Exhibit
Multiple locations throughout the Arboretum including: Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, Mediterranean Collection, Conifer Collection, and Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants. For more garden location information CLICK HERE.
Explore our temporary exhibit to discover how a plant can cure cancer, what plant molecules create the smell in your soap and perfume, and how a plant defends itself chemically. Spread across several collections in the Arboretum this exhibit reveals some of the research of UC Davis Chemistry Professor Dean Tantillo, Plant Biology Professor Philipp Zerbe, and Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Nhu Nguyen. Co-sponsored by the Tantillo Group, Chemistry Department, Zerbe Group, and the Department of Plant Biology. The exhibit is free;parking is available at no charge on the weekends, but during the week attendees may need to purchase a $9 daily permit for our visitor parking lots.