Rain Bird BioTrek
The Rain Bird BioTrek Project is an educational experience for visitors of all ages that emphasizes the need to share knowledge, values, and behaviors that support sustainability on a finite Earth. In its greenhouse, gardens, and stations, it provides interactive educational connections to the tropical rainforest, California's indigeneous plants and people, and other ancient and present day habitats. Want to find out more?
Over 200 rainforest species, nestled in our greenhouse, provide a glimpse at the oldest, richest, and most complex ecosystems on Earth. When you smell the aromatic leaves, feel the humidity-softened air, and experience a collective breath of life, then you have truly understood the rainforest! Go to the Rainforest Learning Center.
Our native California garden is a step into our cultural past that holds rare wisdoms on the use of plants by people - an area of study known as ethnobotany. Over 300 native plants in this garden represent a small part of the astonishing biodiversity in California. Go to the Ethnobotany Garden Learning Center.
Our research facility supports the ongoing scientific research that aims to answer important questions about our world's aquatic environments. University students and faculty are making great strides to learn more about our world. Go to the Aquatic Biology Learning Center.
To learn about the ancient past, step into an outdoor classroom surrounded by living fossils! With the help from plant representatives of the dinosaur age and the ancient rocks that were there, our Mesozoic garden tells a remarkable story about the past. Go to the Mesozoic Garden and Learning Center.