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Explorit: Science-up your Picnic Day

Explorit celebrated Pi Day last Saturday with lots of fun with π on this rare date of 3/14/15! We had a great crowd with prizes from the Farmer’s Wife (four apple pies!) and two bike speedometers from Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board. Volunteers from Davis High School and UC Davis kept everyone in circles and … diameters! Chelsea Lee […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Celebrate NanoDays 2015 at Explorit

NanoDays at Explorit Science Center is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). It will take place nationally March 21-29, every day from 1 to 5 p.m. NanoDays celebrations bring university researchers together with science educators to create learning […]

March 13, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit Science Center: Celebrate Pi Day on March 14

It’s coming: 3-14-15 — the Pi Day of the century! Every March 14 celebrates this Greek letter that signifies the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (approximately 3.14). The number pi is a mathematical constant whose decimal representation is never-ending, but its first five digits are 3.1415, so this year the date of […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Humming right along

Explorit’s Science Lecture Series continues in March with the family-friendly talk “It’s All About Humming: The Ins and Outs of the UC Davis Hummingbird Health and Conservation Program” by UC Davis’ own Dr. Lisa Tell, D.V.M. Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at DMG-Mori’s auditorium at 3805 Faraday Ave. in Davis. […]

February 27, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Summer science camp fun returns

Summer science camp returns this year with five fascinating new hands-on topics for students from pre-kindergarten to those entering fifth grade. From canyons and glaciers to the tiny world of nanotechnology, there will be tons of science fun for all this summer. Learn to find your way with our orienteering camp, navigating on land and […]

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit Science Center: Science takes wing at Duck Days

Duck Days are back in Davis for another great year! Coming Feb. 20 and 21, this wetlands and wildlife festival is celebrating its 20th year with workshops and outdoor field trips for the whole family. Be sure to stop by the Davis Arts Center at 1919 F St. in Davis on Friday, Feb. 20, from […]

February 13, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

February science fun set at Explorit

February’s shaping up to be a busy month at Explorit Science Center with the return of some exciting events! Explorit’s popular lecture series returns Monday, Feb. 9, with “Moving Lake Tahoe — The Story of its Currents” by Geoffrey Schladow, Ph.D. Schladow holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University […]

January 30, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit’s Challenge Center unleashes inner engineers

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever made out of Legos? A doll house? Maybe a toy car? What about a sofa you can actually sit on? Or how about a fully functional record player or chain saw? People are using the ubiquitous child’s toy to make all kinds of useful things, but last year a […]

January 23, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit Science Center: Nature Bowl season begins

A bell rings. Three students dash across the classroom, not to escape because school is finally out, but to root through a plastic bin to find evidence of a symbiotic relationship in nature. They may find an oak gall or a bit of lichen. Evidence in hand, they race back to their teams to explain their […]

January 16, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Fossil fun in your kitchen

Even though it’s only January, plans are afoot at Explorit to provide another stellar summer of hands-on science at Summer Science Camp with fascinating topics and projects for students entering pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. On the slate for this year is an all-new camp all about studying the ground beneath our feet — geology. From […]

January 09, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Make 2015 your year of science

2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Explorit Science Center. From new exhibitions and school programs to another stunning year of Summer Science Camp, you can make 2015 your year of science with Explorit. Debuting early this year, Explorit’s new exhibition, “Our World in Water,” will be taking over our main gallery […]

January 02, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Get a rise out of science

This week Explorit’s workshops for science-loving kids continue with topics from candle-making to different bread traditions from around the world. You can join in the fun at home by experimenting with chemistry and baking. In the Breads of the World workshop, students will learn the role of yeast in bread making and experiment with other […]

December 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Experience nano this spring

A new engaging exhibition for family audiences about nanoscale science, technology and engineering (nano) will be coming to Explorit Science Center in early 2015. Stay tuned for dates and details. Join us to imagine and discover the nanoscale world — a world so tiny it’s too small to see. This exhibition includes hands-on, interactive exhibits that […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Opportunities to give, and learn

As 2014 draws to a close and you’re planning your charitable giving this time of year, remember Explorit Science Center and all the work it does in our community to further science education and understanding. From engaging, hands-on programs for schools and community groups to special public events, Explorit makes science fun and accessible for everyone. […]

December 12, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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