Lisa Justice

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 ,

Explorit: Investigate geology at science center

The next time you visit Explorit Science Center, be sure to look down. That’s right — down! You just might find something special. Maybe it’s sparkly. Maybe it’s from far away. Or maybe it’s millions of years old. Specimens from Explorit’s geology collection are now on display, adorning the grounds around Explorit’s entrance and backyard […]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Chemistry fun features a bubbly blast

Explorit’s “Final Blast,” featuring an explosive Chemistry Show presented by faculty from the UC Davis chemistry department, is coming this Sunday, but you don’t have to wait that long to make a little blast of your own. Rev up your Bunsen burner with this foamy explosion you can make at home! You will need: a […]

September 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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