Activities at the Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations
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The Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations host artists, writers, working groups, conferences, and retreats related to the Sierra Nevada.
Some past and present work:
- Todd Gilens - Berkeley-based visual artist Todd Gilens has been interviewing and assisting stream researchers around the Sierra, using UC reserves (Yosemite, SNARL, and Sagehen Creek Field Stations) for consolidating and amplifying his field work through drawing and writing. Building on this work, he has created post cards and limited edition prints from the National Hydrologic Database, imaging the watersheds that provide potable water to Bay Area cities.
- Dr. Erin Gaab and Valley Fever - UC Merced health psychologist Dr. Gaab brings students to Yosemite to develop public outreach around Valley Fever. Students create posters and other tools they later use across the Central Valley (at UCSF Fresno, Lancaster, Merced, and Modesto) to educate our community about valley fever. Valley Fever is named after our San Joaquin Valley and known to be endemic to our region, including Mariposa. Dr. Gaab works with an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty tackling this issue from various angles (molecular biology, health psychology, genetics, public health, etc.). The Yosemite Field Station is the perfect place for her group to join together and collaborate in an inspiring environment.
- OutWords - Fresno high school students learn writing and self-expression through poetry and reflection at the Yosemite Field Station.
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