Closed: on Friday and Saturday afternoons October 20 and 21.
OPEN AT 6:30 pm on those days for SPOOKY SCIENCE NIGHTS (see below)
?Do you know who Alexander von Humboldt was? Well, born in Berlin in 1769 he became a naturalist explorer. Humboldt revolutionized the way we see the natural world. He found connections everywhere. ‘In this great chain of causes and effects,’ Humboldt said, ‘no single fact can be considered in isolation.’ He is admired and famous around the world but less well known by Americans. We wonder why this is. Come to our October 28 talk by author Andrea Wulf to learn about her lively, well researched account of his life and travels. Read more ...
EXPLORIT EVENTS and HAPPENINGS!
➣ Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2016
Two Spooky Science Nights
6:30pm - 8:30pm at Explorit
Participants will use science to solve clues to unravel an over-arching sci-fi mystery.
Newsflash: "It's loose! A team of visiting scientists have engineered a hybrid creature that has escaped! Help Explorit identify the scientist responsible for these horrific experiments gone wrong. Explore the crime scene, investigate the clues, and solve the mystery of the escaped creature. Only science sleuthing can save Davis now!"
Tickets are $10/person and will be available at the door.
Wulf travels Europe and the US to talk about this, her most recent book, that has received rave reviews for its scholarship, and its prose: "A pleasure to read ... excellent ... Buckle up and prepare your self for Andrea Wulf's hugely enjoyable voyage of discovery ... rip-roaring yarn ... vivid prose ... fine book." --The Ecologist. READ MORE ...
Don’t miss out on a fascinating, ‘Feathers In Art” feathery exhibition experience. Explorit Science Center’s “Feathers in Your World” project will create a display of the many ways feathers are integrated in our art and culture. Collaborating with local artists Explorit showcases the magnificence of feathers and especially their use in art now and over the ages. The exhibition will be open for a month and will include ‘Art After Dark’ on Oct. 7th and ‘Second Friday Art About’ on October 14th, 2016.
The exhibition is part of Explorit's current "Feathers Community Science Project."
November 16, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Turkeys of Davis
A family-friendly talk presented by John McNerney
at Explorit Science Center
Wild turkeys seem to be all over Davis these days and their numbers are increasing. Who are these birds? Why are they living here? Their presence has created amusement and controversy. Are there any simple solutions?
John McNerney, Wildlife Resource Specialist for the City of Davis, will provide an overview of the urban wild turkeys, opportunities and challenges they present, and how the city plans to manage them.
The talk is a part of Explorit's current "Feathers Community Science Project"
➣ February 2017 - a four-workshop series
Conservation Club for 5th-8th graders:
"Do you love elephants? So do we! That's why Explorit's Conservation Club is moving to February, 2017.
In partnership with Think Elephants, International, Explorit's Conservation Club is a special program for 5th-8th grade students to discover the world of conservation through studying Asian elephants.
We'll spend each Saturday morning in February investigating animal behavior with hands-on activities, capping off the month with a live Skype call with animal researchers and elephants in Thailand! Save the lovely month of February for everybody's favorite pachyderm!"
Students are required to attend all four workshops.
The registration fee for the workshop series is $130, with 25% of the proceeds going to Think Elephants International.
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