Obi Kaufmann at the UC Davis Arboretum

Thursday Oct 24 2019   7:00 PM
ANR Building, Valley Conference Room  2801 2nd St, Davis, CA  map

In this free public lecture, Obi Kaufmann will share his insights and vision about the future of California. He will stay for a Q&A session and book signing following the lecture.

This event is cohosted by the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and the UC Master Gardener Program.

Free and open to the public; register on Eventbrite.

Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is