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Science Soars at Duck Days

This article appeared in the February 16, 2018 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Science Soars at Duck Days

Ruddy Duck. Photo by Wildreturn.


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


Duck Days, that annual celebration of waterfowl and their environs, is almost upon us, and once again Explorit Science Center will be on hand to share in the science fun. Join us at the Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, February 24 for some science fun in the exhibition hall, as well as all the Duck Days festivities.


Duck Days is an outdoor community festival celebrating wetlands and wildlife hosted by the Yolo Basin Foundation at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters (45211 Co Rd 32B, Davis). The day-long event includes on-site activities and workshops such as meeting baby ducklings or exploring wildlife photography, as well as off-site field trips such as hikes and birding expeditions.


Try your hand at trout fishing or discover the nocturnal world of bats. Discover the owls along your daily walk or take a canoe trip on Lake Solano. There’s a field trip adventure for every interest!


Saturday’s activities begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters and continue throughout the day. A full schedule is available


Tickets for Duck Days are $20/car and are available At the time of registration, you may also purchase tickets for off-site field trips for an additional charge.


Don’t miss this chance to learn more about some of favorite feathered friends and the wetlands they call home!




Explorit’s coming events:


●      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, 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 or call Explorit at 530-756-0191.

●      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



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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