FAMILY SCIENCE IN AND AROUND STANISLAUS COUNTY
 Marie Curie                                                                                Albert Einstein
http://www.brainpickings.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/einstein1.jpgt     taken from:  http://murov.info/science.htm

 

 

Contents
Regional Science and Technology Centers and Museums
Zoos and Wildlife Reserves
Chemistry Experiments at Home
Science Presentations
Science Competitions and Events
Suppliers of science equipment for kids
Other science related sites of interest
Outdoor Education Opportunities in Stanislaus County

Regional Science and Technology Centers and Museums
(within a 2 hour drive of Stanislaus County)

 


Great Valley Museum, Modesto -  http://www.mjc.edu/instruction/sme/gvm/
  
Astronomy (telescope and planetarium) open houses, 1st Fri. of each month
   Wild Planet Day, 09/24/16
   Dr. Alchemist and the Mischiefs
GVM fundraiser, 10/21/16

 

Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito - http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/  
Calif. Acad. of Sciences, S.F. - http://www.calacademy.org
Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland -  http://www.chabotspace.org/index.htm     
Children's Creativity Museum, S.F. - http://creativity.org/  
Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose - http://www.cdm.org/index.asp?f=1  
Coyote Pt. Curiodyssey Museum, San Mateo - http://www.curiodyssey.org/  
Discovery Center, Fresno - http://www.thediscoverycenter.net/  
Discovery Museum, Sacramento - http://www.thediscovery.org/    
Exploratorium, S.F. - http://www.exploratorium.edu/  
Explorit, Davis - http://www.explorit.org/  
Fossil Discovery Museum, Madera - http://maderamammoths.org/  
Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley - http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/  
LLNL Discovery Center, Livermore - https://www.llnl.gov/community/discovery-center  
Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek - http://wildlife-museum.org/  
Long Marine Lab, UCSC - http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/  
Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito - http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/  
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey - http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/  
Randall Museum, S.F. - http://www.randallmuseum.org/  
San Luis Wildlife Refuge - http://www.fws.gov/refuge/san_luis/  
       Visitor Center - http://www.fws.gov/refuges/news/NewVisitorCenteratSanLuisRefuge_10172011.html  
Serpentarium, Lodi - http://www.snakemuseum.com/  
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo - https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom  
The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose - http://www.thetech.org 
World of Wonders, Lodi - http://wowsciencemuseum.org/  
Zoos and Wildlife Preserves

Zoos
Applegate Park Zoo, Merced - http://www.cityofmerced.org/depts/parks_n_community_services/applegate/default.asp  
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary,Folsom - http://www.folsom.ca.us/depts/parks_n_recreation/zoo/  
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, San Jose - http://www.hhpz.org/  
Chafee Zoo, Fresno - https://www.fresnochaffeezoo.org/   
Micke Grove Zoo, Lodi - http://www.mgzoo.com/  
Oakland Zoo, Oakland - http://www.oaklandzoo.org/  
Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento - http://www.saczoo.org/   
Salinas – Vision Quest Ranch -http://www.visionquestranch.com/
San San Francisco Zoo, S.F. - http://www.sfzoo.org/ 

Wildlife Preserves (check for visitation limitations)
Animal Ark, Reno - http://animalark.org/ 
ARK 2000, San Andreas - http://www.pawsweb.org/  
B. Bryan Preserve, Point Arena - http://bbryanpreserve.com/    
Cat Haven, Dunlap - https://www.cathaven.com/ 
Safari West, Santa Rosa - http://www.safariwest.com/
Vision Quest Ranch, Salinas - http://www.visionquestranch.com/  


Chemistry Experiments at Home  
 

http://murov.info/chemhome.pdf      
http://science-mattersblog.blogspot.com/  

http://www.chymist.com
http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/chemistry.html   
http://reekoscience.com/
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/HOMEEXPTS/HOMEEXPTS.HTML   
http://www.chem4kids.com/
http://a2zhomeschooling.com/explore/chemistry_kids/chemistry_experiments_at_home/ 
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/homeexperiments/      
http://www.thecatalyst.org/m05demos.html         
http://www.sciencebob.com/index.php      
http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/index.htm
http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/adventures-in-chemistry.html
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Science-Experiments-for-All-Around-Your-Home.17372.html


Science Presentations


Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) free events -  monthly -  http://maps.events.mjc.edu/ 
     videos of past talks - https://share.yosemite.edu/view.aspx?i=1E7L
Modesto Junior College Science Colloquium – weekly - http://www.mjc.edu/instruction/sme/colloquium.php
      https://share.yosemite.edu/view.aspx?i=1EH5 
State Theater Science on Screen - http://www.thestate.org/youth-ed/science-on-screen

Science Competition and Events

Science Olympiads
National -
http://soinc.org/  
NORCAL - http://www.norcalscienceolympiad.com/    CSU@Stanislaus, 04/01/17, Free
Stanislaus County (middle, high school level) – 03/04/17, MJC West Campus, Free
    
http://www.scoestudentevents.org/events/regionalscienceoly/index.html
Stanislaus County (elementary level) - 04/08/17, Hickman School. 
Free with many events open to spectators.
    
http://www.scoestudentevents.org/events/elemscienceoly/index.html 

Stanislaus County Science Fair - May 15 - 19, 2017, Petersen Event Center, Modesto
     http://www.stancoe.org/SCOE/iss/scienceFair/welcome.html  
DOE Science Bowl - http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/

Stanislaus River Salmon Festival, November, Knights Ferry, November./span> 
Great Valley Museum Wild Planet Day, October, MJC Science Center
EarthDay, Modesto Junior College, April

Suppliers of science equipment for kids

NASCO West (Modesto) - http://www.enasco.com/
Educational Innovations - http://www.teachersource.com/
Steve Spangler - http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/ 
Great Valley Museum Store, Modesto Junior College West Campus,
209 575-6196

Other science related sites of interest

http://murov.info/science.htm
http://murov.info/climatechange.htm   
http://murov.info/PPTPreshows.htm  
Outdoor Education Opportunities in Stanislaus County:  How to help  

“4th grade Salmon Days” at Knights Ferry, every November.  needs volunteers for 4 days in November.  
Contact person:
  Krista Smith, ksmith@ojusd.org

6th Grade Outdoor school - Foothill Horizons. They are seeking to hire interns right now!

http://www.stancoe.org/SCOE/iss/outdoor%2Ded/

Jess Hewitt, Director, Maureen Kelley, Administrative Assistant

(209) 532-6673

LiMPETS” (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students)limpets@pgmuseum.org   
(831) 648-5716, ext. 11 https://turlockedfoundation.org/LiMPETS

Bret Sutterley, Walnut Elementary, Turlock:       bsutterley@turlock.k12.ca.us
Richard Anderson, andersonr@mjc.edu

 “The Global Club” at Gregori H.S.    Katie Merenda,   merenda.k@monet.k12.ca.us

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“Trekking the Tuolumne” and “Tuolumne Adventure Club”
Tuolumne River Trust, 829 Thirteenth Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 236-0330 
http://www.tuolumne.org/content/  
“Field Studies Opportunities”, Independence Charter School, Salida Union School District
 Lorraine Freeland   209-545-4415 - ‪Volunteers needed & appreciated! 
 


“Traveling Teachers, and Museum Docents”                                        
Great Valley Museum        
https://www.mjc.edu/instruction/sme/gvm/     (209) 575-6196
Great Valley Museum, within the MJC West Campus Science Community Center
Brian Sanders,
sandersb@mjc.edu

Docent Mike Clarke shows Martone Elementary
                    third-graders a wetlands habitat during the first
                    school tour of the Great Valley Museum in its new
                    quarters on Modesto Junior College West Campus in
                    Modesto on Tuesday.

4 H - Robert Withrow-Clark, UC Davis Cooperative Extension, (209) 953-6118
Urban Farming Project volunteers needed
  http://cesanjoaquin.ucanr.edu/about/contact/?facultyid=26634

“Ag In Motion”  National Ag Science Center. Michele Laverty, Director 604-4916  
P.O. Box 4937, Modesto, CA 95352     (209)521-2902          http://www.agsciencecenter.org

 

 

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Visits Number  started 03/30/15  Last update, 07/19/16.  Please send any corrections, additions or suggestions to murovs@yosemite.edu