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Genentech Generosity Brings Summer Science to Woodland

This article appeared in the June 16, 2017 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Genentech Generosity Brings Summer Science to Woodland

Explorit visitors hard at work at an engineering challenge


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


Explorit Summer Science Camps are on the move. Thanks to a generous grant from Genentech, Inc., Explorit will be partnering with the Woodland Joint Unified School District’s after-school program to present STEM-related activities in their after-school summer camp for free at seven Woodland school campuses.


Genentech, Inc.’s graciously provided grant will bring exciting science activities to underserved students in Yolo County. Kindergartners through rising sixth-graders will explore many forms and uses of energy, as well as wave nature of light and sound.


From building circuits with solar panels to using everyday objects to channel sound waves, participants will experiment with using energy in different forms to solve problems. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) experiences like these help students gain confidence in their ability to think through complex problems, and build, test and compare solutions.


Students who participate in fun and challenging STEM experiences today become innovative scientists and engineers tomorrow and are launched toward life-long learning! Genentech, Inc.’s generous and thoughtful grant is truly an investment in the future of our community and our world.



Explorit’s coming events:


●      Summer Science Camp registration is open now. Find all the details

●      Save the date of Sunday, August 27 for Explorit’s annual end of summer Final Blast celebration, a full day of fun for the whole community.

●      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.

●      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 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.



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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