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The UC Davis Active Aggies group is devoted to providing Aggies with a chance to experience the outdoors and all its beauty. Keeping active – physically and mentally, improves quality of life! There are many UC Davis and UC properties, reserves and sites to explore throughout the area and we hope to introduce and increase exposure to these hidden gems.  Join fellow Aggies for hikes, walks and opportunities to explore, learn and grow.  It is also a banner under which many of our other Alumni Networks will share their more activity-centered events.  

Contact CAAA liaison Ginger Welsh to learn more, suggest an activity or to help plan an event!

Some events will have limited access for attendees with mobility issues. If possible, activity level and mobility constraints information will be shared. As many events will be outside, and on irregular surfaces and exposed to inclement weather, we will strive to share that information as it’s available to the organizer and attendees.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Memory: How the Brain Remembers, and how to make Memories Stick

Join the Active Aggies to learn about the cutting-edge of human memory research. 

Date: Thursday, January 18 
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Location: UC Davis Tahoe Center (map)
291 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, NV 89451
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Please register for this event here!


Sunday, January 21, 2018 
Active Aggies: Mount Diablo's Donner Canyon (Waterfalls)

You don’t find many waterfalls in the East Bay, but one stands out in the rainy season: The Donner Canyon Creek in Mount Diablo. You might see few cascades of waterfalls there immediately after or during the rain. Active Aggies invites you to join the hike and enjoy the experience. 

Date: Sunday, January 21
Time: 9:30 - 1:30 P.M
LocationDonner Canyon Creek in Mount Diablo
176 Regency Drive, Clayton, CA 94517 (map)

For further information and registration, please click here.

Register for this event online by Friday, January 19 at 12 p.m.

For questions regarding this event, please contact Active Aggies Event Leader Al Lavassani MBA '15 , (650) 444 4403.


Friday, February 2, 2018
Science of Cocktails

Join the Active Aggies and UC Davis TERC scientists for a lively and libation-filled evening at the Tahoe Science Center. Explore several scientific principles as we measure up a mixture of cocktails.

Date: Friday, February 2 
Time:
 5:30 - 7:30 P.M 
Location: UC Davis Tahoe Center (map)
291 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, NV 89451
Cost: $30 for appetizers and two drinks -- additional drinks $5 each

Please register for this event here!


Thursday, February 8, 2018
Dark Side of the Universe 

Join the Active Aggies to learn about research on the composition of the Universe, properties of dark matter, and the latest discoveries about the Universe’s past.

Date: Thursday, February 8
Time:
 6:00 P.M.
Location: UC Davis Tahoe Center (map)
291 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, NV 89451
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Please register for this event here!


April 28/29, 2018
Buttermilk Bend Wildflowers Walk

Join the Active Aggies on a 2.4 mile roundtrip walk among the spring wild flowers. A wildflower guide will join the group to help identify the local plants.

Time: To be announced
Location: Spenceville Wildlife Reserve or Hell's Half Acre (tentative)


April/May 2018
Sagehen Reserve

Join the Active Aggies this coming year for a visit to the Sagehen Reserve. More details will come as the date approaches, so be sure to stay updated. 

Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced


Saturday, May 5, 2018
Quarry Trail Hike in Auburn

Join our local Active Aggies on this May hike. 

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 8:45 A.M.
Location: Quarry Trail (map)
Hwy 49 & Snowflower Ln
Trailhead just past the American River Confluence of the North & Middle Forks 
Cost$10 per car for parking 

To RSVP for this event, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Hoffman '09


May, 2018 
Wolfskill Ranch Visit

Join the Active Aggies this coming year for a visit to the Wolfskill Ranch Property. More details will come as the date approaches, so be sure to stay updated. 

Time: To be announced
Location: Wolfskill Ranch


May, 2018

Lake Tahoe Gallery visit with local artist in Olympic Village, CA.

Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced


October, 2018
Grape Picking and Winery Visit

Come pick grapes at a vineyard in the Grass Valley area and do your part to support the wine industry. The event will feature a visit to the winery and tasting room and then lunch, to wrap up the day.

Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced

Past Events

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Sunol Regional Wilderness Hike 

Regional Wilderness Hike
Sunol, CA


Thursday, November 9, 2017
TERC: Understanding Ice Shelf Collapse

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center
Incline Village, NV


Sunday, November 5, 2017
Lands End Hike in San Francisco

Lands End hike
San Francisco, CA


Thursday, October 19, 2017
Retiree Center Bike Ride

Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center 
Davis, CA


Thursday, September 21, 2017
TERC: Stinging Things in the Sierra

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center
Incline Village, NV


Saturday, September 16, 2017
Bodega Marina Lab Tour (sold out)

Bodega Marina Lab
Bay, CA


Thursday, August 24, 2017
Tahoe's Little Known Stories Talk

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center
Incline Village, NV


Sunday, August 20, 2017
Mission Peak Summit Hike

Bay Area Hike
Fremont, CA


Saturday, August 5, 2017
SF Kayaking Adventure

Kayaking Trip
Sausalito, CA


Thursday, July 27, 2017
Active Aggies TERC Event in Tahoe

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center
Incline village, NV


Sunday, July 9, 2017
Beaudry Loop Hike

LA County bike ride
Glendale, CA