Science Exploration Opportunities

CREEC NETWORK, 1430 N Street, Suite 4309, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 319-0241. Source for educators on environmental education activities and resources throughout California. Web page: http://www.creec.org/

CSUS ARBORETUM, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819. Open for self-guided tours, on the north side of campus. Web page: http://www.csus.edu/bios/#Arboretum

CALIFORNIA STATE INDIAN MUSEUM, 2618 K St., just north of Sutter's Fort, Phone: (916) 324-0539. Exhibits highlight the plants and animals California Indians relied upon for survival. Visit the website for admission rates and hours. Web page: http://www.parks.ca.gov

COMMUNITY EVENTS INVOLVING FISH AND WILDLIFE are listed in a calendar prepared by the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Visit the the web page at: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Sacramento/visitor_activities/events.html

COSUMNES RIVER PRESERVE, 13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt, CA 95632, Phone: (916) 683-1700. Web page: http://www.cosumnes.org

DISCOVERY MUSEUM SCIENCE & SPACE CENTER, 3615 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95821, Phone: (916) 575-3941.  Visit the website for admission rates and hours. Web page:  http://www.thediscovery.org

EFFIE YEAW NATURE CENTER, Carmichael, CA 95609, Phone: (916) 489-4918.
Web page: http://www.effieyeaw.org/

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FARM FOUNDATION (Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy), 25344 County Road 95, Davis, CA 95616, Phone: (530) 758-1387. Web page: http://www.quailridge.org

EXPLORIT SCIENCE CENTER, 3141 Fifth Street, Davis, CA 95617, Phone: (530) 756-0191. Web page: http://dcn.davis.ca.us/GO/EXPLORIT/

MUSEUM OF MEDICAL HISTORY, 5380 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, Phone: (916) 456-3152. Hours: Mon – Fri 9AM – 4PM, Free Admission. Web page: http://www.ssvms.org/Museum.aspx

MATHER FIELD VERNAL POOL TOURS, Offers free tours in spring.  Visit the website for more information. Web page: http://www.vernalpools.org/MatherSchedule.htm

PLACER LAND TRUST CONSERVATION PROJECTS, 3700 Christian Valley Road, Auburn, CA 95602, Phone: (530) 878-6053. Web page: http://www.placerlandtrust.org

PLACER NATURE CENTER 4TH FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES, Unity of Auburn, 1212, High St., Auburn,  CA; (530) 878-6053.  Web page:  http://www.placernaturecenter.org/4thfridaylecture/

SACRAMENTO SPLASH, 4426 Excelsior Road, Mather, CA 95655, offers educational and community events to explore aquatic ecosystems. Web page: http://www.sacsplash.org/our-programs

SACRAMENTO VALLEY CONSERVANCY, Deer Creek Hills east of Sacramento. Visit the website for information on tours and educational events. Web page: http://www.sacramentovalleyconservancy.org/calendar.asp

SACRAMENTO VALLEY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, Visit the web site for information on educational events. Web page: http://www.svas.org

SACRAMENTO ZOO, 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822-1123, Phone: (916) 264-5889. Web page: http://www.saczoo.com/

SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL AND TOURS:  Festival in Lodi Nov. 6-8, 2009; http://www.cranefestival.com/tours.html . Public tours are held at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve on the first 3 weekends of October through February http://www.dfg.ca.gov/regions/3/cranetour/

SHEPARD GARDEN AND ART CENTER, 3330 McKinley Boulevard in McKinley Park, offers free garden and art shows throughout the year. Web page with calendar of events: http://www.cityofsacramento.org

SOLANO COUNTY LAND TRUST, 1001 Texas Street, Suite C, Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 428-7580; Activity Line: (707) 432-0150 ext 200, Web page: http://www.solanolandtrust.org/activitiesEvents.php

STONE LAKES NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, 1624 Hood-Franklin Road, Elk Grove, CA, Phone: (916) 775-4420.  Offers tours and educational events. Web page:  http://www.fws.gov/stonelakes/

SUISUN MARSH NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION, 1171 Kellogg Street, Suisun, CA 94585 Phone: (707) 429-4295, Web page: http://www.suisunwildlife.org

UC DAVIS ARBORETUM, self-guided tours, announced public tours and events. Web page: http://www.arboretum.ucdavis.edu/

WILDLIFE VIEWING AREAS,  self-guided explorations. Web page: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/viewing/

YOLO BASIN FOUNDATION, P.O. Box 943, Davis, CA 95617, Phone: (530) 756-7248; Education Programs: (530) 758-1018. Wetland tours second Saturday of each month, speakers first Wednesday evening of each month. Web page: http://yolobasin.org/  

Other possible activities may be found at:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/, the Exploratorium in San Francisco

http://www.calacademy.org/, the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/, the Marine Mammal Center in Marin, north of the Golden Gate Bridge

http://www.mbayaq.org/, the Monterey Bay Aquarium

http://www.prbo.org/cms/index.php, the Point Reyes Bird Observatory

http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/, the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley

http://www.museumca.org/, the Oakland Museum of Science

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/, The UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology

http://www.nationallabday.org, National Lab Day

Resources for Parents

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Science & Mathematics Education Resources for Parents