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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

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

Come explore the Bodega Marina Labs and indoor tide pool with Lab tour guides! For everyone who never made it over to the Lab, we are offering a special guided tour of the labs to learn about the research and view the tide pool area on a Saturday! The event begins at 11 am and will run through 2 pm. This is a family friendly event and includes lunch. $5 fee for each person to help offset costs.

Time: 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Location: UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab
2099 Westshore Rd
Bodega Bay, CA 94923


Thursday, September 21
TERC: Stinging Things in the Sierra

Join TERC and the Active Aggies this September for a talk on yellow jackets. Dr. Lynn Kimsey, professor at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will discuss a wide range of yellow jacket topics, including yellow jacket diversity, biology, the effects and treatment of stings, how to differentiate them from other wasps, along with much more.

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: UC Davis Tahoe Science Center
291 Country Club Dr.
Incline Village, NV

Register for this event here.


October 7/8 OR 14/15
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


Thursday, November 9
TERC: Understanding Ice Shelf Collapse

Join the Active Aggies this November for a presentation on the effects of ice shelf collapses. Dr. Alexander Forrest, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will be discussing the research his team is conducting in the Canadian Arctic, along with the epishelf lake phenomenon. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about these rare lake systems and the cutting edge research exploring them.

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: UC Davis Tahoe Science Center
291 Country Club Dr.
Incline Village, NV

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)

Past Events

Sunday, July 9
Beaudry Loop Hike

Join the Active Aggies this July! The LA County Aggies will be gathering for a 5.8 mile loop hike in Glendale, CA


Thursday, July 27
Active Aggies TERC Event in Tahoe

Join the Active Aggies for the State of the Lake Report! Dr. Geoff Schladow, director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, will present an evening lecture detailing the health of Lake Tahoe.


Saturday, August 5
SF Kayaking Adventure

Join the San Francisco Aggies this August for a kayaking trip! The event will take place in Sausalito, CA, where the group will catch a glimpse of floating homes, seals, and nearby Tiburon. No experience is needed!


Sunday, August 20
Mission Peak Summit Hike

Get ready for a Bay Area hike! The Active Aggies will be in Fremont this August for a trek at the beautiful Mission Peak Summit. Come join the Aggie family for a morning of sightseeing in the great outdoors.


Thursday, August 24
Tahoe's Little Known Stories Talk

Bill Morgan, author of Morgan's Tahoe, will recount some of the intriguing stories that took place during his tenure as Forest Supervisor and Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. This is a great opportunity to listen to a firsthand account of Tahoe's past that most of the public doesn't know about. There will also be a no-host happy hour prior to the presentation.