UC Santa Barbara

June 26th-29th, 2017

Post-Conference Field Trips

Desert Studies Overnight Visit (w/ Joe Jordan, Stargazing Guide)

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 through Thursday, June 30th, 2016
 5:45pm Wednesday evening through 12:00pm Thursday
Meet at Parking Lot E, CSU Fullerton
$79 Registration Fee (includes Wednesday night housing, dinner Wednesday, and breakfast Thursday)

The Desert Studies Center (DSC) is a field station of the California State University, located within the Mojave National Preserve, at the oasis of Soda Springs. The DSC is centrally located within a region of diverse geological, biological, and cultural resources, and provides support facilities for those engaged in research or academic field studies in a rich variety of disciplines. Come visit the center to see amazing stars at night and enjoy a dawn hike. The price includes housing overnight as well as dinner Wednesday and breakfast Thursday.  Joe Jordan will be leading the stargazing portion of the evening.

Second Harvest “Incredible Edible Farm” Tour

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
 Meet at Parking Lot E, CSU Fullerton
$39 Registration Fee

Help OC plant, weed and harvest at the Incredible Edible Farm at the Great Park in Irvine. Depending on the season, you’ll be planting seeds or smaller plants, picking weeds, or harvesting broccoli, carrots, onions, strawberries, cabbage, chili peppers, green beans, watermelons, and pumpkins.  Then, visit the Farm + food Lab at OC Great Park. The Farm + Food Lab is a unique and interactive outdoor classroom for visitors of all ages, featuring themed raised-bed gardens, fruit trees, vertical gardening, a chicken coop, a worm compost bin and solar and wind-powered lights. It is a working and dynamic organic horticulture area with a mission to educate visitors about gardening, inspire innovative and unique ideas and facilitate a thriving community of people working in partnership.

Mitigating Waste Impacts at the Olinda Landfill

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
9:00am – 11:00am
Meet at Parking Lot E, CSU Fullerton
$30 Registration Fee

Join us on a trip to the Olinda Landfill! The mission of OC Waste & Recycling is to provide waste management services, protect the environment, and promote recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations. On the tour, attendees will be able to learn on or ask about Olinda Landfill’s environmental programs and control systems such as: a hazardous waste control program, a Landfill gas monitoring, recovery, and control system with a landfill gas-to-energy plant (which produces approximately 38 MWof electricity), a groundwater monitoring, extraction, and treatment and collection system, a leachate collection and recovery system, and a radioactive waste observation program.