Science Outreach and Community Engagement
The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) is committed to providing high quality science outreach and enrichment programs to train educators, inform and engage the public, and support the community in scientific endeavors. In addition, there are several mentoring programs available to enhance the quality of students entering CNAS programs and encourage current students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in science. Listed below is a summary of some of our programs.
CNAS also provides significant outreach and community engagement through Cooperative Extension (CE) programs. UCR is one of three land-grant campuses of the UC system, which is administered centrally through the division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR). The division of ANR has CE programs in every county in California providing direct connections between the University and the people of California. CE and Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty conduct research, teaching, and community engagement programs with linkage to our communities through county-based CE programs.