Bio Boot Camp 2017 parent/camper information
Camp is soon, so we wanted to share more information. If you have any questions, contact Tabatha Yang, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 752-0493, if you have any questions.
Emergency Contact Information
What to expect at camp?
Click on the document to the right with an overview of each day of camp.
What to bring to camp?
Where is camp?
Bio Boot Camp takes place on the UC Davis Campus in Davis, CA. It is in Academic Surge Building. There is a classroom (room 1375) that is conveniently between the Bohart Museum of Entomology and the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. This is where camp is held. It is where parents and guardians need to sign-in and sign-out the campers every morning at 8:30 am (except Friday morning) and every afternoon at 5:30 pm (except Thursday afternoon). Here is a pdf of where to park.
Meet the instructors!
Hello, my name is Andrea Carrillo (also goes by Andie). I am a currently a 4th year Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology undergraduate and will be graduating with the class of 2017. I enjoy hiking and being outside. Once in a while, I will walk or bike around the arboretum to get some fresh air, and I always find myself looking and listening for birds. My favorite sport to play is volleyball. I also enjoy reading books on my off time.
Fun Facts: I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and came to UC Davis after high school. I have been working for the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology for three years. I specialize in preparing mammal specimens for the museum collections. This year I started working on the Putah Creek nest box project, which means I get to hold and band baby birds!
Favorite invert.: Blue-ringed octopus
Favorite vert.: Naked mole rat
Hi, my name is Jamie Fong. I am graduating from U.C. Davis with a degree in plant biology and a minor in entomology this month. Since childhood, I have had a strong passion for plants, insects, animals, and the environment, which continues to this day. I have much experience in cultivating carnivorous plants and have been a beekeeper for the past two years having expanded my colonies to include 2 hives. And as a volunteer at the California Academy of Sciences since ninth grade, I have worked on the signature rain forest exhibit along with marine life in the Steinhart Aquarium. Last summer, I spent 12 weeks in the rainforests of Costa Rica working on research projects pertaining to Gongora orchids and orchid bees for the Ramirez Lab at UC Davis.
Favorite invertebrates: Orchid bees
Favorite vertebrate: Ocean sunfish
Fun Fact: My bees produced eight gallons of honey last year!
Fun Fact: I designed and built the carnivorous plant display next to the lungfish exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences.
Fun Fact: I am working on a project to grow shiitake and oyster mushrooms on logs