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Explorit Science Center: Membership drive features prizes

How would you like a little holiday gift from Explorit? A pair of tickets to the San Francisco Opera to see “Carmen”? Or maybe a maybe a tour of FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics or HM Clause international seed company? These are just a few of the lovely thank-you gifts you could be entered to win […]

Explorit Science Center: Sprout some Thanksgiving science fun

Dried ears of Indian corn can be decorative, multicolored additions to a Thanksgiving centerpiece, but they also can be the foundation of a fun science experiment to keep the festivities going long after the meal is over. The kernels on the ears of corn are the seeds from which the corn plant grows. What would happen […]

Explorit: Up and away: drones and aerial photography

Join us for the next exciting installment in Explorit’s lecture series, “Taking Off with Drones,” a free lecture and demonstration at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the DMG Mori Auditorium, 3805 Faraday Ave. in Davis. View the world from a new perspective as we experience images and video taken by airborne cameras during flight. Abbe […]

Explorit: Workshops add science to the season

Registration is open now for Explorit’s fall and winter workshops for the school break weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. With all-new topics and activities, these workshops will surely add some science fun to your holiday festivities! On Monday, Nov. 23, we’ll be kicking off the festivities with the Pirate Treasures workshop. We’ll discover […]

October 30, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Spooky science haunts the lab

When darkness falls, the spooks come out at Explorit Science Center! Add a little Halloween science to your fall festivities this year and drop by Spooky Science Night on Saturday, Oct. 24, when our museum will transform into a wild and ghostly scientist’s lab. Discover what lurks beneath the surface by testing different slimes in […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Big exhibit for tiny science

What color are the wings of a blue morpho butterfly? They look blue, but are they really? And what color is gold? If you’re thinking shiny yellow, are you sure? These are just a couple of nature’s mysteries that you can explore at Explorit Science Center’s new Nano exhibition on nanoscience and nanotechnology. From the […]

October 02, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Lecture offers insights into voles

Explorit’s Science Lecture Series continues in October with the family-friendly talk “Re-VOLE-utionizing the Mojave Desert: Conservation and Captive Breeding of the Endangered Amargosa Vole,” by Risa Pesapane of UC Davis and Austin Roy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Austin and Risa will take the audience on a virtual journey to the Mojave Desert and describe […]

September 18, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit launches Nature Bowl team

On the table is a tote bag. The tote bag contains five stuffed animals. You and your teammates have 60 seconds to arrange these animals into a commonly occurring food chain and identify the region where this food chain would be found. Are these animals from the Sierra foothills? Or delta wetlands? Or maybe an oak […]

September 11, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Volunteers make for a special summer camp

Explorit Science Center had a fabulous summer of science camp this year, but none of it would have been possible without a small army of volunteer help. So this week, we’d like to thank everyone who made camp possible, from slicing apples for snacks to guest speakers, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank […]

September 04, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Lecture series returns with Food for Thought

Explorit Science Center’s lecture series begins with a presentation on agriculture and biotechnology on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with “Food for Thought: Innovations and Opportunities for Animal Breeding” by UC Davis professor Alison Van Eenennaam. All are welcome at 7 p.m. in the Activity Room at Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Don’t miss this interesting and thought-provoking talk on how […]

August 28, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit event ends summer with a blast

Explorit’s Final Blast festival is back for a third year on Sunday, August 30. Send summer out with a bang with this day full of explosive family fun! You won’t want to miss the Explosive Chemistry Show presented by the U.C. Davis Chemistry faculty while you picnic in Mace Ranch Park. Pack your own picnic, […]

August 21, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Have a ball with layers of the Earth

Young geologists are wrapping up their exploration of our planet and its amazing features from earthquakes to volcanoes in Explorit’s geology camp this week, but that doesn’t mean that the Earth-shattering fun has to stop! You can join them in discovering the many layers that lie below the Earth’s surface with this fun activity using […]

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Support science with yogurt

Is the hot weather getting you down? Are you wondering what you can do to support science education in your community? Solve both problems at once by joining Explorit Science Center for a fundraiser at Cultivé Frozen Yogurt on Wednesday, Aug. 5! All day, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Cultivé, at 231 E St. […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Digging science with fossils

Summer Science Camp is sizzling right along at Explorit Science Center, and the fun continues in the coming weeks with our geology camp! Campers will test mineral samples for hardness, compare volcanic eruptions and engineer earthquakes to learn about plate tectonics. They also will become junior paleontologists for a day as they excavate fossils, assemble dinosaur […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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