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Behavior Expectations & Media Recording

The North Bay Science Discovery Day (NBSDD) will be held virtually on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The mission is to spark and stimulate young people’s curiosity and excitement for learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The core value of the North Bay Science Discovery Day is to provide a non-commercial event that is free for youth and accessible to a diverse audience.


The event is hosted by the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (known as Cooperative Extension). To keep the North Bay Science Discovery Day event safe and fun for everyone, we have established these rules.


For Children and Youth

  1. Be nice, kind, helpful, and respectful to other youth, to adults, and exhibitors.

  2. Be honest, honor my commitments, and accept responsibility for my choices.

  3. Use language that is respectful and kind. Not use curse words.

  4. Not have or use alcohol, tobacco (like cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or chew) or other drugs (unless my doctor gives them to me).

  5. Not bother or attack others, not carry or use a weapon; and not do anything else illegal or unsafe.

  6. Not touch anyone in a way that is too affectionate, and not engage in sexual behavior.

  7. Not do things outside that are harmful to anyone during the event.

  8. Wear clothing that is neat, clean, acceptable in repair and appearance. Not wear clothing that displays profanity, products or slogans that promote tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or sex.


For Adults and Exhibitors

  • Respect and safeguard the individual rights, talents, safety, and property of participants.

  • Not threaten, intimidate or harass; or behave in an discourteous, abusive or disrespectful manner towards any NBSDD Exhibitor or participant.

  • Not engage in any behavior that is illegal, unsafe, or contrary to the highest standard of ethics.

  • Not discriminate against or harass any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, status as a U.S. veteran. Exhibitors shall prohibit retaliation against any person for bringing a complaint of discrimination or harassment. Exhibitors shall also prohibit retaliation against a person who assists someone with a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint of discrimination or harassment. Retaliation includes threats, intimidation, reprisals, and/or adverse actions related to any of its programs or activities.


Internet Safety

Good practice for virtual meetings involving minors:

  • Adhere to virtual meeting safety practices (e.g., use a Zoom waiting room and/or password).

  • No recording unless it is announced in advance with opportunities for participants to mute and stop their video.

  • No posting names, contact information, or pictures of minors.

  • Turn off private chat and screen sharing.

  • Ask youth to identify themselves only by first name (or first name and last initial).

  • We recommend a parent or guardian accompany youth under the age of 13.


Media Recording

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources reserves the right to allow commercial sound, video recording, and photography by themselves and their sponsors. Consent from adults and parents/guardians (for minors) shall be obtained on the event registration form. Recording will also be announced at the start of each session, allowing participants to mute and unshared video camera. Recorded material may be used to promote and market the North Bay Science Discovery Day, the Bay Area Science Festival, and their sponsor organizations. Selected recordings may be retained for up to 5 years and offered for viewing through the North Bay Science Discovery Day website at or


It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination or if you or someone you know is experiencing sexual harassment or sexual violence, the University of California, Davis Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program can be contacted by email: or by phone: 530-304-3864.

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