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Davis Community Science Fest Celebrates Women in Science

This article appeared in the February 23, 2018 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Davis Community Science Fest Celebrates Women in Science

Future women scientists getting their start at Explorit.

 

By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise

 

How many female scientists can you name? Most of us can probably name a few: Marie Curie, Rachel Carson, Sally Ride. But have you ever had a chance to try out one of their experiments?

 

You can at the “Historic Female Scientists You Should Know” event in the Blanchard Room at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library on Saturday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m. Join us for this program that will take you back in history to meet famous women in science.  Find out what they discovered and try your hand at one of their experiments. 

 

This program is presented by the Davis Science Collective and sponsored by the Davis Branch Library, the Friends of the Davis Branch Library, and the Davis Science Collective.

 

Explorit Science Center will be there to join in the hands-on science fun and help celebrate the contributions of women and girls to the world of science. What better way to celebrate the beginning of Women’s History Month in March than with science?

 

For more information about this event, please call the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library at: 530-757-5596, visit the Yolo County Library atwww.yolocountylibrary.org or connect with the library on Facebook at:www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

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Explorit’s coming events:

 

●      Don’t miss a very special Science Sunday with Explorit at Sudwerk’s Dock Store on March 4, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Drop by for a pint and some hands-on science fun for the whole family.

●      Explorit is wrapping up its annual fundraising drive. Now more than ever, we need science education. Your donations help Explorit serve our community with exhibits, activities and educational outreach programs in 15 surrounding counties. Sponsor a program by making a gift at explorit.org/support, or call us for more details.

●      Looking for that perfect gift?  Give the gift of science with a membership to Explorit and also gain free access to hundreds of science museums across the nation. For more information or to purchase or renew your membership online visit www.explorit.org/join/membership-levels or call Explorit at 530-756-0191. For a list of participating museums across the nation visit http://www.astc.org/passport/.

●      Visit our NEW Feathers exhibition! Explorit’s Exploration Gallery is open to the public every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free.

●      Be an informal science educator for a day! Explorit is looking for volunteers to accompany our educators into classrooms during the day and assist with presenting hands-on science to school children. If this sounds like you, please fill out a volunteer application at http://www.explorit.org/support/volunteer/volunteer-application.

 

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Explorit Science Center is located at 3141 5th St. For more information call (530) 756-0191 or visit http://www.explorit.org, or “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/explorit.fb.

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