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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, 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.


Sunday, December 3, 2017
Sunol Regional Wilderness Hike 

Engage in stimulating conversation with your fellow Aggies while also being outside for a hike. Feel free to bring friends! 

Date: Sunday, December 3 
Time: 9:45 a.m. Meet at the parking lot and entrance of the trail here.
10 a.m. Depart for hike
2 p.m.  Finish hike
Location: 1895 Geary Road, Sunol, CA 94586 (map)
Cost: Parking(A $5 day-use fee is charged per vehicle).
Dogs (Leashed dogs are allowed ($2 dog fee)

Register for this event here or our Facebook event page by Friday, December 1 at 12 p.m.

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

 


Friday, December 8
TERC Science of Cocktails

Join SNC Tahoe and UC Davis TERC for a lively and libation-filled evening at the Tahoe Science Center. Explore several scientific principles as we measure up a myriad of cocktails. Includes science-themed bars, hors d’oeuvres, and special science demonstrations.

Time: To be announced
Location:UC Davis Tahoe Science Center
291 Country Club Dr.
Incline Village, NV


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


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, November 5
Lands End Hike in San Francisco

Enjoy the beautiful City by the Bay with a fall hike at Lands End in San Francisco. Engage in stimulating conversation with your fellow Aggies. This is an accessible hike with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, a labyrinth and the Sutro Bath ruins. Feel free to bring friends!

After we've worked up an appetite we can grab lunch at nearby Presidio Off the Grid or at a local restaurant.

Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 2008 Merrie Way, San Francisco, CA 94121 (map)

Register for this event here.

Thursday, October 19
Retiree Center Bike Ride

Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center 
Davis, CA


Thursday, September 21
TERC: Stinging Things in the Sierra

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center
Incline Village, NV


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

Bodega Marina Lab
Bay, CA


Thursday, August 24
Tahoe's Little Known Stories Talk

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center
Incline Village, NV


Sunday, August 20
Mission Peak Summit Hike

Bay Area Hike
Fremont, CA


Saturday, August 5
SF Kayaking Adventure

Kayaking Trip
Sausalito, CA


Thursday, July 27
Active Aggies TERC Event in Tahoe

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center
Incline village, NV


Sunday, July 9
Beaudry Loop Hike

LA County bike ride
Glendale, CA