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Explorit Science Center, Davis, California

Enroll Now for Summer Science Camps   

Fun, hands-on science exploration!

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Summer-Learning Fun At Explorit, 3141 5th Street, Davis 
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Explorit's Summer Science Camps program is offered 
June 12 - August 18, 2017. 
Camps are for pre-school through 8th Grade.
Registration will continue throughout the summer - space permitting.
 
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New Teacher Training Series

Explorit offers a professional development series to assist educators in implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards: [Read more]

"Primer for NGSS" [Download flier];  NGSS Elementary Classroom Lessons [Download Flyer] 

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Did you know Amazon will donate a percentage of all your purchases to Explorit if you use Amazon Smile? It's just like using Amazon. Click on this link, sign in, bookmark, and use each time you order. Please share. We appreciate your support!

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12 Reasons why giving to Explorit is totally worth it   

 

  

Thank you to all our donors who gave to BDOG 2017 for Explorit!

We are getting closer to our challenging goal for a new van.  

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Explorit travels with valued, popular classroom science programs and family science nights to local and regional schools to turn a lens on the natural world and its ways for school children and their families. We do so with a tiny fleet of two small vans but both vans are old and beyond repair so our goal this year is to replace at least one of them. You can still help.

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Explorit’s two Nature Bowl teams met this year (2016-17) in Explorit’s West Wing classroom, beginning in October 2016.  The teams spent months  preparing for the competition held on April 4, 2017.  Coached by previous Nature Bowl participants, the elementary students devoted  their Thursday afternoons learning nature facts and presentation skills. Both Explorit  teams were strong in environmercials.  The fifth/sixth grade team made a strong showing in nature investigations as did the third/fourth grade team in the bell ringing portion.

Explorit would like to congratulate and thank the participants, the mentors, and especially Robert Fairclough for the wonderful Nature Bowl experience.

Joining an Explorit team is easy, and is open to all 3rd-6th graders. Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for sign-up information in the early Fall.      READ MORE

  

March for Science - Sacramento

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Have you heard? Explorit staff and friends participated in the Sacramento March for Science on April 22 in solidarity with other Marches for Science which took place around the world on the same day. The mission of these marches is to celebrate a passion for science and to support and safeguard the scientific community. You don't have to be a scientist!. See: www.marchforsciencesacramento.com

Recent policy changes have called science-based information into question. Science research reports that were funded with government money are being systematically removed from government websites. Science is not a partisan issue. Science is fact-based and provides objective results. See: www.marchforsciencesacramento.com/principles-and-goals.html

 

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The Alda Center at Stony Brook University Calls for Scientists to Enter The Flame Challenge. This annual contest challenges scientists to explain complex science topics to 11-year-olds. The 2017 topic was Energy. Explorit encourages you to enter the competition that is judged by 11-year olds themselves. The 2017 contest entry deadline has passed. Check the link below for results and so that you can participate next year.

See: http://www.aldakavlilearningcenter.org/practice/flame-challenge

 

Explorit's Suite of Programs 

[For the visiting public and for school groups]
 

Programs for School and other Groups  

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Attention Teachers, Parents and PTA members:

Explorit is still taking 2016-2017 reservations for school group programs at Explorit or at your school.

2017-2018 program brochure Download information and prices for Sep. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2018.
 
Explorit offers several programs at our facility in Davis and also travels with a selection of classroom science programs and two family science nights. 
 
Has Explorit visited your, or your child's, school?
 
As an elementary school teacher, or a parent you can:  
  
To find out if your school is within Explorit's traveling range please call 530-756-0191 or email explorit@explorit.org
 
We look forward to hearing from you. 
 

Programs for the General Public

Visit Explorit's Exploration Gallery for a great individual or family experience

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 Our hands-on gallery is filled with experiments and investigations! 

Nano Exhibits with signage in English and Spanish are on display as well as  "Water in Our World" and other exploration activities!  

[Click here for a Sneak Peek!]

 

 
We are open  to the public Wednesday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 

 
Supporting Explorit's programs will benefit 
children's science learning and adult science literacy

Support hands-on science curiosity, investigation, problem solving and critical thinking.
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Are you a member or donor? Members and donors are Explorit's most important sources of support.  You can make your tax-deductible gift in support of hands-on science today! Your support benefits young children, their families and their teachers.
 
Explorit's science programs for children are fun and interesting. Our programs for schools are valued by teachers. Adult programs help to encourage science literacy.
    

 

 

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