UC Davis GATEways Project
The UC Davis GATEways Project (Gardens, Arts, and The Environment) is a master planning framework for the Arboretum & Public Garden that envisions the campus landscape as a portal into the campus, to welcome visitors and showcase the creative work and spirit of inquiry at UC Davis.
With the GATEways Project, the Arboretum & Public Garden will continue its work as a national leader in the public garden field, but it will also adopt a new mission: to inform visitors about the important ideas and complex issues UC Davis scientists and scholars are tackling. We are working with campus and community partners to develop a multi-layered learning experience that will use teaching landscapes, public arts, exhibits, digital technologies, and interactions with students to engage and inspire visitors.
A major focus of the GATEways Project is to link undergraduate learning with community engagement in the Arboretum. We are partnering with campus departments to create participatory student learning experiences and innovative leadership and service learning internships, in which students plan and implement outreach initiatives, beautification efforts, and educational events for K-12 students and campus visitors.