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Anticipating a Summer of Science

This article appeared in the January 13, 2017 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Anticipating a Summer of Science

Junior archaeologists conduct an excavation at Summer Science Camp. Photo by Kirby Araullo.

By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise

 

What would your life be like if you lived on Mars? Or in a pond? Or if you were one of the first people to live in California? Or if you were a bee? Explore these and lots of other ways to live this summer in Explorit’s Summer Science Camp!

 

Camp is coming and we’re cooking up a variety of amazing new topics to discover! Investigate birds, snakes and amazing microorganisms living in our soil and water in our animal-themed camps. Or turn up your creativity with camps on design, engineering, art and music.

 

Take a trip into the past as we explore California’s native heritage and recreate a day in the life of different indigenous Californians. Or blast off to Mars and discover what it would take to start and sustain an extraterrestrial colony.

 

Get buzzing with the bees as we delve into the life of the hive. Discover what amazing adaptations these creatures have and learn the critical role they play in our ecosystem and how we can help support bees.

 

This year we’re offering camp experiences for children entering pre-kindergarten to entering eighth grade. Each camp provides hands-on, inquiry based science activities to bring out the natural scientist in each camper.

 

With plenty of time for free exploration and fun, collaborative projects, Summer Science Camp will stimulate creative problem-solving and scientific investigation all summer long! Be sure to add some science to your summer with Explorit. Full camp details, schedule and pricing will be announced soon at www.explorit.org.

 

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Explorit’s coming events:

 

  • Calling all 5th-8th graders--join our new Conservation Club, in partnership with Think Elephants International! Explorit is collaborating on a 4-workshop series with Think Elephants International, Inc. to expose students to the study of animal behavior, scientific research, and in-situ conservation, while focusing on the Asian elephant. The series of four workshops is scheduled for early 2017 and includes four weekend workshops culminating in a live Skype event with elephant handlers and researchers in Thailand. The registration fee for the workshop series is $130, with 25% of the proceeds going to Think Elephants International. Call Explorit for more information and to register now at 530-756-0191 or email Alfreda at alfredaw@explorit.org. http://www.explorit.org/events/conservation-club-for-5th-8th-graders

  • Explorit’s Exploration Gallery is open to the public every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and every Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free. Come check out the new Nano Mini Exhibition! http://www.explorit.org/visit

  • Interested in helping out the community through board membership? Explorit is currently seeking individuals in the community to serve as members of our volunteer board. Please call or email for additional information on how to apply. http://www.explorit.org/about/board/explorit-board-documents

  • Interested in membership?  Think your Explorit membership may have lapsed?  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to check or sign up! http://www.explorit.org/join

  • Birthdays are fun with science at Explorit!  Choose Super Birthday Party topics to make this a special event!  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for more information or to book your party. http://www.explorit.org/programs/programs/birthday-parties/birthday-parties

 

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