Day 2000 on April 15 is expected to draw thousands of visitors
to UC Berkeley
Tamara Keith, Media Relations
-- An estimated 30,000 visitors are expected to come to the
University of California, Berkeley campus Saturday, April 15,
for Cal Day 2000, UC Berkeley's free open house featuring tours,
activities and lectures.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the campus will open the doors to its laboratories,
lecture halls and museums, giving visitors an inside look at
the nation's top public university.
events - including a football scrimmage and women's lacrosse
match - and a children's literature festival - featuring 18
leading children's book authors - are among the free events
scheduled for Cal Day 2000.
Berkeley scientists will tell Cal Day visitors how their backyards
could be used to study earthquakes at the Berkeley Seismological
Laboratory. Professor Roland Burgmann will lead a guided tour
that traces the Hayward Fault through campus. The only movie
footage ever shot of Mark Twain will be on display along with
many of the famous author's manuscripts. And, youngsters can
experience the thrill of finding fossils at the Museum of Paleontology
or enjoy free face painting and balloons at the Cal Student
is free to all campus museums and parking in most campus lots
is free as well. A 30-page hour-by-hour schedule can be picked
up on campus on Saturday. It can also be found on the web at
www.berkeley.edu/calday. For more information, contact Visitor
Services at (510) 642-5215.