'Day by the Bay' attracts large crowd to campus

Photo of Sammy the Slug and other attendees at the picnic.

Sammy was one of many "slugs" who enjoyed the annual Day by the Bay picnic. (Picnic photos by Carolyn Lagattuta)

Photo of the picnic, which attracted a large crowd to the Cowell Courtyard.

Photo of the panelists at the Intellectual Forum

The Humanities Lecture Hall was the venue for the Intellectual Forum, featuring a discussion with alumni Drummond Pike (center) and Michael Wilson. Oakes Provost Kim Lau moderated the 90-minute event. (Forum photo by Steve Kurtz)

Windy conditions on UCSC's East Field on Saturday required a venue change for UCSC's annual "Day by the Bay" picnic. But the 1,500 people who flocked to the Cowell College Courtyard for the annual event found plenty of activities to enjoy: food, beverages, college and department exhibits, and plenty of spectacular student entertainment.

Earlier in the day, UCSC alumni Michael Wilson, a pioneer in the emerging field of "green" chemistry, and Drummond Pike, founder of Tides Foundation, headlined the Intellectual Forum at the Humanities Lecture Hall. Kimberly Lau, provost of UCSC's Oakes College, moderated the 90-minute discussion, which focused on social change.

Missed the forum? Check out a video of the discussion, provided by Media Services.