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Opportunity to Give, Opportunity to Learn

This article appeared in the December 12, 2014 edition of the Davis Enterprise.


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


As 2014 draws to a close and you’re planning your charitable giving this time of year, remember Explorit Science Center and all the work they do in our community to further science education and understanding. From engaging, hands-on programs for schools and community groups to special public events, Explorit makes science fun and accessible for everyone.


One of Explorit’s goals is to advance scientific literacy in our community to increase an understanding of how science affects our daily lives and decisions. To achieve this goal, Explorit is sponsoring a series of free public lectures in conjunction with out upcoming exhibition “Our World in Water”.


Join us on Monday, December 15 for the first of these talks, “Crisis and Opportunity in California Water Policy” presented by Cindy Tuck. Tuck is the Deputy Executive Director, Government Relations of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA).


Cindy Tuck leads ACWA’s government Relations Team. This team represents the interests of ACWA members before Congress, federal agencies, the California Legislature and state agencies.


She has more than two decades of experience developing and implementing legislation and regulations involving water and environmental protection. Prior to joining ACWA, she served as Undersecretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA).


Tuck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois. She also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and a member of the State Bar in the State of California.


Her presentation will provide an informative and thoughtful perspective on the current water crisis, implications of the newly passed water bond and the new groundwater legislation recently signed by Governor Brown. Explore how today’s water policy will affect our community on a daily basis.


One of Explorit’s many strengths is bring together knowledgeable professionals in the community to share their insights for the benefit of all. When you give to Explorit, you help keep these and other talks free for everyone.


Your financial gift also goes to support hands-on science education for schools in over fifteen counties all over Northern California, provide for our upcoming museum exhibitions and plan for fun, festive events for the whole family.


So join us on Monday, December 15 at DMG-Mori (3805 Faraday Ave. in Davis) for Tuck’s presentation 7:00-8:30 p.m., and remember Explorit this year for your charitable giving.



Explorit’s coming events:


  • Explorit’s Beautiful World: Science and Art exhibition 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.
  • 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.
  • Registration is open now for Explorit’s December workshops Christmas week and New Year’s week.  For a full list of topics and schedule, visit



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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