The CLEAR Project (Communication, Literacy & Education for Agricultural ­Research) engages a group of young research scientists at the University of California, Berkeley to find effective ways to communicate about science to the general public. The goal of CLEAR is to share fact-based information, grounded in scientific evidence, about food, feed, fuel and related topics to enable us to sustain our growing world population, while addressing the demands of a changing climate and decreasing our environmental footprint.

CLEAR’s table with DIY DNA extractions at the North Bay Discovery Day event. Oct 28, 2017

Keep an eye out for our table at local farmers’ markets, library events, bars, zoos and more! We participate in events and locations like these to interact with community members, listen to and respond to your questions and concerns about science, provide engaging experiments and demos for adults and kids, and, in general, just chat! Check us out on our Activities pages for details.

Currently funded by the Global Food Initiative, all CLEAR Fellows are volunteers, who attend CLEAR meetings and events in the little spare time we have while independently doing research towards our degrees and pursuing our careers. Despite the whirlwind that is Grad school and lab life, we also devote our time and energy to addressing public concerns about agriculture, food and science. We work toward creating meaningful content and events that intrigue, educate, and promote conversations in the greater public community.

Get to know us better through our Scientist Spotlights. Check out who we are on our People page!


Most importantly, we want to hear from you! We want to meet you, the people interested in or even afraid of science. Come chat with us at any of our events, follow us on social media (below) or contact us via email.

 UC Berkeley CLEAR – Engaging in open, transparent and active conversations with the public about science and research.