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Past Events

Frog Pond Hike

The Frog Pond Trail winds through oak woodlands to a small pond which is said to have some very large frogs living in and around its shores. The hike gives you some fabulous views of Cortina Ridge, Glascock Mountain, and stunning Blue Oak woodlands. In May of 2016, paw prints from a black bear were seen near the pond. Dr Geoff Benn will again lead this hike for Tuleyome. He has previously led Tuleyome hikes along Road 53 and the Cowboy Camp Loop. Dr. Benn earned his B.S. in crop sciences from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from UC Davis where his research focused on understanding the mechanisms of how plants initiate rapid responses to damage. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 5 miles (round trip) Terrain & Elevation: hills but not steep; ~600′ elevation gain Vegetation & Exposure: Oak grasslands for the majority of the hike with chaparral around the pond If you have questions, contact Nate Lillge at nlillge@tuleyome.org. Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight. A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event.

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Project Wet Teacher Training Workshop

Explorit Science Center invites K-8 STEM educators to join us for an engaging day with Project WET activities that can be integrated into your existing curriculum. Experience interdisciplinary activities designed to promote knowledge about our local watersheds and stewardship of water resources while learning about Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will receive the Project WET Guide 2.0 and online resource access to the Project WET Portal.

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Corona/Twin Peaks Mercury Mine Tour

The first event in Tuleyome’s new Monumental Activities series is a guided tour of Corona/Twin Peaks Mercury Mine. The tour will meet in the Big 5 parking lot (1301 W Covell Blvd, Davis) and will caravan to the mine – about 2 hours away. The hike is moderate to difficult, over uneven terrain and could be challenging depending on the amount of rain we receive. When we reach the mine, Dr. Stephen McCord of McCord Environmental, Inc., will inform participants of the pioneering work being done to help reduce the amount of mercury leaching into local waterways. Click here to learn more about the project. Please be prepared to spend about 4 hours onsite – pack a picnic lunch and have plenty of water. Price for this event is $25/person plus credit card fee. (Note: credit card fee can be avoided by sending a check to Tuleyome, 607 North St, Woodland, CA 95695.) If you have questions, contact Nate Lillge at nlillge@tuleyome.org. Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight. Some information on mercury mining in the region: From the 1850’s into the 1970’s mercury deposits were mined in the upper Cache Creek and Putah Creek watersheds and processed to produce the elemental form known as “quicksilver.” Mercury mined in this region was used during the Gold Rush throughout much of the Sierra Nevada to amalgamate and recover gold particles from ore and placer deposits. More recently, mercury was mined during World War II for ammunitions and in the 1950-1970 period when mercury was used in hearing aids. Most of the creeks and lakes in the Cache Creek and Putah Creek watersheds are “impaired” by mercury contamination. In waterways, elemental forms of mercury can be converted to methylmercury, a highly toxic and bioaccumulative form that is typically 10-million fold more concentrated in predatory fish than in the water.

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Spooky Science Night

There’s been an alien invasion at Explorit! Find the clues and solve the mystery at Spooky Science Night.

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Spooky Science Night Boy Scout Preview

There’s been an alien invasion at Explorit! Find the clues and solve the mystery at Spooky Science Night.

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Spooky Science Night

There’s been an alien invasion at Explorit! Find the clues and solve the mystery at Spooky Science Night.

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Spooky Science Night Girl Scout Preview

There’s been an alien invasion at Explorit! Find the clues and solve the mystery at Spooky Science Night.

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Navigation for Ground Travel

This event is designed to help increase one’s safety while out in the wilderness. Participants will learn how to determine their location using landmarks, a compass, and map as well as how to plan and select a route of travel suited to their survival situation. This event is family friendly but participants will be required to understand and use compasses and maps as well as be comfortable “bushwhacking” through tall grass and uneven ground. If you have questions, contact Nate Lillge at nlillge@tuleyome.org. Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight. A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event.

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Acorn Harvesting with Tuleyome and Sacramento Tree Foundation

Tuleyome is partnering with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to harvest acorns on Tuleyome’s Silver Spur Ranch. The property is located in the heart of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and includes gorgeous oak woodlands, rare plants, two miles of the North Fork of Cache Creek, and the headwaters of Benmore Canyon. We will meet at Walker Ridge Road where it meets State Highway 20 and will caravan to the property. All acorns collected will be donated to the Sacramento Tree Foundation. If you have questions, contact Nate Lillge at nlillge@tuleyome.org. Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight. A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event.

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Summer Science Blast

Annual Celebration of the end of Summer

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Art After Dark

The final installment of Art After Dark! Join us for live music by local legends Big Sticky Mess, free food, hands on fun with Explorit, cash bar, and of course lots and lots of contemporary art!

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Summer Science Camp

Summer Science Camp returns for another stellar season of hands-on science fun.

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Explorit Beautification Clean-Up Day

A morning of volunteer gardening, painting, and more to get Explorit ready for the busy summer season.

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Walk on the Wildside

Join Explorit at Regional San’s Bufferlands annual Walk on the Wildside event, a celebration of International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. Enjoy a free day of hands-on activities, live music, animal presentations, and more. Visit http://www.regionalsan.com/event/walk-wildside for all the details.

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Explorit Beautification Clean-Up Day

A morning of volunteer gardening, painting, and more to get Explorit ready for the busy summer season.

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Great American Total Solar Eclipse

Join the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit on Saturday, May 13 starting at 7:30pm.

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California Honey Festival

Join Explorit at the California Honey Festival! The California Honey Festival’s mission is to promote honey, honey bees and their products, and beekeeping through this unique educational platform, to the broader public.

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Tour de Cluck

Explorit will participate in the 8th Annual Tour de Cluck, an educational bike tour through Davis highlighting backyard chicken coops, edible gardens, beekeeping, rain catchment, and much more! Drop by Central Park between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 to see Explorit as a Crower on the Green, and get your Tour de Cluck tickets online at www.tourdecluck.org.

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Art After Dark

Join Explorit at The Pence Gallery for Art After Dark, a blend of interactive art, science, live music, food and drink, and more on Friday, May 5.

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Big Day of Giving

Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour Fundraising Challenge benefiting hundreds of Sacramento area nonprofits, including Explorit Science Center!

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