Tuesday, September 23, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Explorit: More household goods needed for summer science camps

By Lisa Justice

Explorit Science Center wishes to thank the Davis community for its support of our summer science camp programs by collecting, cleaning and donating recyclable materials. Every year the young engineers, artists and naturalists attending summer science camp rely on an inexhaustible supply of toilet paper tubes, soup cans and soda bottles as the raw material for their experiments.

Thanks to Davis’ generosity, we have plenty of soup cans for our pressure experiment and glass bottles for our wind chimes. We have enough baby food jars for our campers to explore the science of sand. And our supply of egg cartons is overflowing.

We are now completely stocked up on soda cans, paper grocery bags and large wrapping paper-sized cardboard tubes. But if you haven’t had a chance to bring in your donations yet, don’t worry. There are still a few things we’re looking for.

We need many more cardboard boxes from cereal, crackers, cookies, granola bars or the like. We’ll be turning them into skateboard ramps and obstacle courses for cockroaches.

We still need 8- to 16-ounce plastic drink bottles and 2-liter plastic bottles for a variety of gravity, pressure and energy experiments as well as a greenhouse construction project. We’re also looking for clean plastic containers from things like butter, yogurt and cottage cheese — with the lid or without!

We have a few specialty needs this year, including tennis ball tubes, CD spindles and clean, unused diapers. We are also still on the lookout for used coffee grounds. Just scoop them into a container and refrigerate them until you drop them off.

Once again, thank you, Davis, for rising to the occasion and helping us stock up for camp. Not only are you supporting our campers, but you’re modeling recycling and repurposing for them.

You can bring donations to Explorit, 3141 Fifth St., between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The summer science campers of 2012 thank you.

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Explorit’s coming events:

* Sign up for Explorit Summer Camp 2012 online at www.explorit.org/camp. Camp begins  Monday and runs through Aug. 17.

* The family exploration exhibit, “Spiders in Your World,” will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8. Come explore the science of spiders through hands-on exploration and learn how you can get involved in Explorit’s community science project.

— Explorit Science Center is at 3141 Fifth St. and features a hands-on science exhibit open to the public the first full weekend of the month. For more information call (530) 756-0191 or visit http://www.explorit.org, or “like” the center on Facebook at www.facebook.com/explorit.fb.

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