Friday, August 22, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Explorit: Science and sunshine at Explorit’s Summer Camps

By
From page A3 | April 18, 2014 |

Registration for Explorit’s popular Summer Science Camps is off to a roaring start.
Camps are filling up, so register now to secure a spot in your first choice. For 10 weeks this summer, Explorit’s facility in Mace Ranch Park, 3141 Fifth St., will be home base for a variety of inquiry-based, hands-on science explorations by budding young scientists from preschoolers to next year’s fifth-graders. Register online at www.explorit.org or call Explorit at 530-756-0191.

Over 12 years old? Join the summer team of volunteers who assist Explorit’s educational staff and help guide campers on their voyages of discovery. If you would like to volunteer for Summer Science Camp or any of Explorit’s other programs, you can fill out an online application at www.explorit.org/volunteer or pick up an application from the office.

Five thrilling topics await campers this year. Budding zoologists can explore locomotion in the animal kingdom, learning how different animals move, while junior astronomers will blast off to the stars. Chemists and physicists will be glued to discovering the forces that cause things to stick together. The wonders of water and the forces of temperature, weather and climate change will fascinate intrepid investigators.

As an added feature this year, Explorit is collaborating with the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center in Sacramento to provide special field trips for fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade students. On Aug. 6, students can experience a simulated Challenger mission in the Discovery Museum’s Challenger Center. Tickets for the Challenger mission are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/603005.

Chock-full of open-ended activities and individual experiments and explorations, Explorit’s Summer Science Camps tap into the natural curiosity of childhood and provide campers with the opportunity to make discoveries for themselves. With a morning-only or full-day option, there’s a camp to suit everyone. A full camp schedule and all the details are available for download at www.explorit.org.

As always, Explorit members receive a discount on camp prices. Other benefits of membership including free or reduced admission to more than 300 other science and technology centers around the world through the Association of Science and Technology Centers.

————
Explorit’s coming events:

* Explorit’s “Beautiful World: Science and Art” exhibition is open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday. Admission is $5 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free.

* Birthday parties are back at Explorit. Call 530-756-0191 for more information or to book your party.

— Explorit Science Center is at 3141 5th St. For more information, call 530-756-0191 or visit www.explorit.org or “like” Explorit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/explorit.fb.

Comments

comments

.

News

City to overhaul its sprinkler heads, other water-wasters

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
No easy task: History buffs still trying to save building

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
DHS musicians back from summer in Italy

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Davis indecent-exposure suspect pleads no contest

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Not-guilty plea entered in Woodland homicide case

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Russian aid convoy reaches war-torn Luhansk

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Putah Creek Council appoints new executive director

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A3

Communitywide ice bucket challenge on Sunday

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A3

 
Parents’ Night Out features Vacation Bible School

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Afternoon tours of city wetlands resume Sept. 6

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Yolo County golf tournament enters fourth year

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Can you give them a home?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Saylor will meet constituents at Peet’s

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Event will unveil mural celebrating food justice

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Prunes take center stage at last agri-tour of the summer

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

In need of food? Apply for CalFresh

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Wolk bill would require reporting of water system leaks

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

Writing couple stops at Davis bookstore

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Explorit: Final Blast show returns for second year

By Lisa Justice | From Page: A5

Record drought saps California honey production

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
World travelers

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

 
Seniors set to stroll through Arboretum

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

.

Forum

Weightlifters causing a racket

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Wage plan has a big flaw

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

Bridging the digital divide with computational thinking

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

 
No support for militarization

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

A better use for this vehicle

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
Police are our friends, right?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

.

Sports

Watts likes what he’s seen in keen Aggie DB competition

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Watney and McIlroy struggle at start of The Barclays

By Wire and staff reports | From Page: B1

 
Light-hitting Cats fall

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Giants win nightcap in Chicago

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Sports briefs: Big West soccer coaches have high hopes for UCD men

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

.

Features

.

Arts

‘If I Stay’: Existential angst

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11

 
Davis Chinese Film Festival to kick off with 1994 favorite

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
Rock Band campers perform at E Street Plaza

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

Natsoulas to host mural conference

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

 
Yolo Mambo to play free show

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

.

Business

Car Care: Teenagers not driving safe cars, study shows

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
Car Care: Feeling the summer heat? Your car battery is too

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12 | Gallery

 
.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Friday, August 22, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6