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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 ,

Explorit: Water expert will speak Dec. 15

By Lars Anderson and Lisa Justice Mark your calendars for Monday evening, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. for Explorit’s inaugural evening talk series focusing on “Our World in Water” in DMG-Mori’s conference auditorium at 3805 Faraday Ave., Davis. Timothy Quinn’s talk, “Crisis and Opportunity in California Water Policy,” will present an informative and thoughtful perspective […]

November 28, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Lecture illuminates state water bond

Earlier this month, California voters passed Proposition 1, also known as the water bond. The proposition authorizes billions of dollars in funding to update the state’s infrastructure for water storage, use and management. From surface and groundwater storage to water recycling and treatment technology, this comprehensive bond will address a wide range of resource management […]

November 21, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Celebrating birthdays with science

What do cabbage juice, hydrogen peroxide and dish soap have in common? They all played a role in helping a local 6-year-old celebrate her birthday recently at Explorit! You, too, could celebrate your birthday with one of Explorit’s Super Birthday Party packages. With four hands-on science topics, there’s birthday fun for everyone. Investigate the magic […]

November 14, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Giving thanks for science with November workshops

If the changing leaves of autumn or the seemingly magical transformations happening in a busy holiday kitchen make you wonder about the science happening all around us in our daily lives, then Explorit’s November workshops are for you. Coming Thanksgiving week to your local science center, these workshops are a fun and festive way to […]

November 07, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Creep out with some spooky science

Join Explorit for some super-spooky Halloween fun from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday! Discover what lurks beneath the surface by testing different slimes in the Goo Room. Experience the thrills and chills of chemistry as you experiment with states of matter. Or venture into the Wacky Workshop for an electrifying good time. Charge up a storm […]

October 31, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Poison-proof your home with free lecture

By Michele Eigenman, Jonathan Feagle and Lisa Justice Dogs swallowing a penny? Cats chomping on an Easter lily? Pets can be worse than toddlers for getting into things they shouldn’t. They will get their paws, noses or claws into anything within reach. Few people realize how many household items such as plants, foods and chemicals […]

October 24, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Getting ready for the new standards

As the Next Generation Science Standards roll into California classrooms this year, Explorit educators are hard at work developing brand-new innovative programs to help teachers bring engaging, hands-on science experiences to their students. From life science to physical science, there’s something for everyone. Our upcoming physical science Classroom Adventure traveling program will delve into the […]

October 10, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit Science Center: Green River fossil is back on display

If you’ve never touched something more than 30 million years old, now’s your chance at Explorit Science Center. Our stunning Green River fossil has recently gone back on display, and visitors are encouraged to enjoy a hands-on exploration of its fishy wonders. The Green River fossil contains the remains of dozens of Knightia fish preserved in […]

September 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Lots of ways to be a volunteer

If you love tinkering with science, meeting awesome people and lending a hand in your local community, volunteering at Explorit may be for you. As a nonprofit organization, Explorit relies on committed volunteers to help us run our museum, raise funds and provide hands-on science experiences for all. As the school year is revving up, […]

September 19, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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