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Spring Lake Elementary Welcomes Explorit Summer Camps

This article appeared in the March 30, 2018 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Spring Lake Elementary Welcomes Explorit Summer Camps

Explorit visitors get creative to solve science challenges. Photo by Kirby Araullo.

 

By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise

 

Explorit Science Center has been providing traveling programs to schools and community groups in 17 Northern and Central California counties for years, but now Explorit’s Summer Science Camps are also hitting the road to bring exciting, hands-on science to campers in Woodland as well as at our Davis location this summer.

 

Spring Lake Elementary (at 2209 Miekle Ave. in Woodland) will be hosting a second round of Explorit’s science camps this summer. Now you can share in the science at two locations!

 

Explorit offers camps for students ages 5-12 this summer on topics including animals, science challenges and the environment.

 

Join us for Challenge Busters where you will use physics, chemistry, engineering and boundless imagination to solve puzzles, build structures and rise to a whole variety of challenges. Or Take a Walk on the Wild Side with our animal camp, exploring the connections between humans and local wildlife.

 

Learn how to be a Planet Protector as we explore what it takes to keep an ecosystem healthy for everyone. Each camp runs Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

New this year, Explorit will be offering camps at two locations: our museum on 5th Street in Mace Ranch Park in Davis, and at Spring Lake Elementary School in Woodland. Twice the science at two locations!

 

Camps run from June 25 through August 10; see a full schedule, register and see all the details atwww.explorit.org/programs/summer-camp. As always, Explorit members at the Family, Grandparent and Circle levels receive a discount on camp fees, so consider joining Explorit today to save $25 on each camp.

 

Also, limited scholarships are available. Download an application for fee assistance from our website.

 

Registration is open now. Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to register or register online athttp://www.explorit.org/form-resources/summer-camp-2018-registration/?searchterm=camp%20registration. See you this summer in Davis and in Woodland!

 

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Explorit’s coming events:

 

●      Consider a donation to Explorit. 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 or summer camp scholarships 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 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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