Planetary health is an emerging field that recognizes a balance is needed among the global systems of land, air, water and life. It raises awareness about our looming crisis of rapidly growing populations juxtaposed against limited food and natural resources. Climate change adds more unpredictability and extreme events into the mix. Planetary health identifies solutions that will help populations, both human and animal, to foster resilience in the face of changing environments.
University of California students can gain hands-on experience working in the diverse fields of natural resources, agriculture, conservation, policy, outreach education and health via the Summer Work Experience Program in summer 2021.