Continue your New Year celebration
in the Arboretum’s East Asian Collection

Photo of Chinese Lion Dance costume.

This year’s “Climbing the Ginkgo Tree” event will feature a special Chinese lion dancing performance by the Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association at UC Davis.

Post updated January 19, 2016

To kick off the New Year, our student-led Arboretum Ambassador team has organized a fantastic event where participants of all ages are invited to explore the cultural and natural world of Asia.

Climbing the Ginkgo Tree
Sunday, January 31, 1-3 p.m.
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture

Set to overlook the banks of Arboretum’s picturesque East Asian Collection, the event takes place on Wyatt Deck, just west of the T. Elliot Weir Redwood Grove. Participants at this free event will learn about Taiwan, Korea, China and Japan through games, stories, and crafts which will include calligraphy lettering, lantern making, kite designing, and red envelope crafting – a Chinese New Year tradition.

Image of the flyer for the 2016 Climbing the Ginkgo Tree event.

Click the image to download the flyer.

That’s not all! Attendees will also be invited to sample Asian snacks and, most exciting of all, be treated to a special Chinese lion dancing performance by UC Davis students in the Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association.

Be sure to join the “Climbing the Ginkgo Tree” Facebook event page for further updates. Should it happen to rain, this event will take place near Wyatt Deck at 146 Environmental Horticulture.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Arboretum Ambassadors and features the Golden Lion Turtle Dance Association, the Japanese American Student Society, and the Taiwanese American Organization.

 

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