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Explorit: Explore the wilds of Lake Tahoe at lecture series

Join Explorit on Monday, May 11, for the next refreshing installment of our lecture series with a talk by Sudeep Chandra. Chandra’s presentation, “Life Beneath Tahoe Waters — The Good, Bad and the Weird!,” will have us exploring the wild world that lives below the surface of this stunning lake. Chandra received his bachelor and […]

May 08, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Donations go further on the Big Day of Giving

The clock is ticking, counting down to midnight Tuesday, May 5, when the giving will begin! Explorit and nearly 400 other nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento region will come together for a 24-hour celebration of charitable giving and the wonderful work that nonprofits are doing in our community. Through the GiveLocalNow campaign, online donations made […]

May 01, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit Science Center: Science and art meet in origami

Visit Explorit Science Center Sunday, April 26, for a special workshop on “The Science of Origami” from 2 to 4 p.m. Members of the Davis Origami Club will be on hand to introduce the basics of the Japanese art of paper-folding to beginners. Come practice and discuss origami with these advanced enthusiasts, and discover the […]

April 17, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit volunteers get more than they give

A dozen chattering campers assemble around the orange tree outside Explorit Science Center, awaiting instructions for their next experiment from Explorit volunteer Mikaela Manzano. Manzano, a veteran volunteer teaching assistant, commands their attention, asks probing questions and gets them started. Each summer, Explorit recruits dozens of volunteers like Manzano to help with Summer Science Camp. […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit membership a passport to worldwide discovery

As the weather gets warmer and the end of the school year draws closer, road trips and vacations are on the minds of many. But as you plan this year’s get-away, keep your local science center in mind. A membership with Explorit Science Center can be your ticket to great science explorations the world over. […]

March 27, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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 ,

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