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Exploring the Wilds of Lake Tahoe with Explorit’s Science Lecture Series

This article appeared in the May 8, 2015 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Exploring the Wilds of Lake Tahoe with Explorit’s Science Lecture Series

photo by Krissy Clark


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


Join Explorit this Monday, May 11 for the next refreshing installment of our lecture series with a talk by Dr. Sudeep Chandra. Chandra’s presentation “Life Beneath Tahoe Waters-The Good, Bad and the Weird!” will have us exploring the wild world that lives below the surface of this stunning lake.

Dr. Sudeep Chandra received his bachelor and doctorate degrees at UC Davis and is currently an associate professor of biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, Limnology and Conservation Ecology, Biology Department, College of Science, as well as the Associate Director, Castle Lake Environmental Research and Education Program University of Nevada, Reno. 


Dr. Chandra's research focuses on recovering native species, understanding the effects of land use on water and developing conservation projects for freshwater fishes. You can read more about Dr. Chandra's contribution to keeping Lake Tahoe clean here:


Come listen to Dr. Chandra as he shares what life is like beneath Tahoe waters! You never know what you might discover. Dr. Chandra’s presentation will be at 7:00 p.m. at DMG Mori’s auditorium, 3805 Faraday Ave. in Davis.


Explorit's Science Lecture Series is intended to offer a bridge between the general public and practicing scientists with the goal of creating a greater understanding and appreciation for the impact of science in our lives. Then join us next month on Monday, June 8 for a talk by Pam Marrone, CEO of Marrone BioInnovations, Inc. More details to follow!



Explorit’s coming events:


  • 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 “Our World in Water” activities!
  • Science Café with Dr. Shaw, Sunday, May 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Explorit, free with paid admission to the museum.
  • Home Scientist Brownie Badge day for Girl Scouts at Explorit, Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Girls will earn their Home Scientist badge while participating in a variety of hands-on science activities. Visit for all the details.
  • The next meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club will be held at Explorit Science Center on Saturday, May 30, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Summer camp is coming! Register now at
  • 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.
  • Interested in membership?  Think your Explorit membership may have lapsed?  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to check or sign up!
  • Birthdays are back at Explorit!  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for more information or to book your party.



Explorit Science Center is located at 3141 5th St. For more information call (530) 756-0191 or visit, or “like” us on Facebook at

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