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THE DOWNLOAD: Social Distancing, Distracting

By Cody Kitaura/Dateline on March 24, 2020 in University

UC Davis Athletics - Aggies are Resilient

The need to stay 6 feet apart from one another has curtailed most of the usual activities that would be expected at UC Davis: in-person lectures, social gatherings, athletic events and more. But Aggies are coping, both by using technology to stay in touch and by distracting themselves from their current situation.

Intercollegiate Athletics, for example, is looking ahead to a time when these cancellations are just a distant memory, and shared a message of encouragement in the above video. Meanwhile, head football coach Dan Hawkins is using this time as an opportunity to do a little yardwork — while still sporting his blue and gold gear.

Finding new entertainment, connections

New ways to share UC Davis expertise

With children of all ages unable to physically attend schools around the world, UC Davis research and expertise are getting extra opportunities to shine in home curricula.



Two of our outlying research programs also have resources to share:

  • The SeaDoc Society, a program from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine based in Washington state, recently launched its Homeschool website. On it, junior “SeaDoctors” can explore diving birds, orcas, geology and more through a variety of marine science videos and activities. 
  • The Tahoe Environmental Research Center has compiled a list of more than three dozen high-quality Science Activity Resources to Share.

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