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Explorit: Science for Girl Scouts and more

By From page A4 | February 21, 2014

If you’ve got a Brownie Girl Scout at home, you won’t want to miss Explorit’s Home Scientist Brownie Badge Day on Sunday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. While exploring science, participating girls will fulfill all requirements to earn the Home Scientist badge and will begin the Brownie Quest Journey.

Science is all around you. Come to Home Scientist Badge Day and find out where it’s been hiding in your own home. Learn about the chemistry in your kitchen, why you might get shocked walking across carpet, and unfold the mystery of why something sinks or floats. Become a scientist for the day as you conduct fun hands-on experiments.

From making ice cream to exploring bubbles and experimenting with static electricity, there will be much to do and no end to the fun. The event is open to all Brownie Girl Scouts. Girls can register as individuals or as whole troops. Girls must be accompanied by at least one adult. Please, no drop-offs.

The cost is $15 per girl and $5 per accompanying adult and includes the badge, a snack and all program materials. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Feb. 28. Register online at www.explorit.org/csp/brownie. For more information, contact Explorit at 530-756-0191 or [email protected].

But science isn’t just for Brownies! Kicking off in March are our brand-new Afternoon Science Adventures for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Join us for one or more of these exciting, monthlong adventures. These project-based workshops will meet every Wednesday afternoon (except March 26) from 2 to 5 p.m. at Explorit, 3141 Fifth St.

For kindergarten through second-grade students we’ll be offering “Plantacular!” in March. From the secrets of soil to the nutrients of light, explore with us what it takes for plants to grow and thrive in different conditions.

And in April, it’ll be all about the animal kingdom with “Animal Antics.” Join us as we observe and explore the behaviors of local wildlife and discover how our scaled, feathered and furry neighbors eat, sleep and get around.

But we won’t leave out our friends in third through sixth grades. In March, they’ll find out “Why Time Flies.” Take a trip through time with us as we investigate how we measure the days of our lives and our Earth.

And in April, we will explore the effects of drought in “Thirsty Thistles.” Get a plant’s-eye view of ground water, drought and the weather in this exploration of how we need, how we get and how we use one of our most important resources — water.

Each camp features ongoing projects and plenty of hands-on science fun to ignite your curiosity. March camps cost $185 for Explorit members and $240 for nonmembers. April camps are $240 for members and $290 for nonmembers.

Registration costs include all supplies and a snack each day. Registration is open now, but spots are limited. Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to reserve your spot today.

Explorit’s coming events:

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

* Summer Science Camps are coming! Registration opens Monday, March 17. Camp titles, a full schedule and all the details are coming soon to www.explorit.org.

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

Lisa Justice

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