This year's Cal Day at the MVZ took place on April 18th and was a great success. Our final visitor count for the gallery was 2635, which is 350 more people than last year; and AmphibiaWeb's station out in the 3rd floor lobby of the Valley Life Sciences Building also attracted over 1,110 people that day! According to AmphibiaWeb Coordinator Ann Chang, "visitors left knowing that there are three orders of Amphibians, and that caecilians are not snakes or earthworms!"
The Bay Area community is fascinated by what goes on "behind-the-scenes" at the MVZ, and many of them come back year after year on Cal Day to check out our specimens and read about our research. Our engaging specimen- and research-based displays, educational games, and live demonstrations/events led by MVZ scientists combine to deliver a memorable experience for all involved. It is no wonder that Cal Day at the MVZ is considered one of the main attractions on campus!
Here is a glimpse of Cal Day 2015 at the MVZ in photos:
Timelapse Video of Gallery Exhibit Set-Up and Take Down (courtesy of Chris Conroy)