SCIENCE EVENTS IN STANISLAUS COUNTY

Description Date(s)
   
Wild Planet Day Fall, 2017
Science Night at the Great Valley Museum 1st Friday of each month
Great Valley Museum several days/week
MAPS (Modesto Area Partners in Science) various
MJC Science Colloquium Wednesdays
Science on Screen monthly on Saturdays, 2:30 pm
CSUStan Science Day 2/25/17
Stanislaus Science Olympiads 3/4/17, 4/1/17, 4/8/17
Stanislaus County Science Fair 5/15 - 5/19/17
DOE Science Bowl  
Stanislaus County Salmon Festival 11/12/16
MJC Earth Day April, 2017 tbd
Regional Science Centers  
Zoos and Wildlife Preserves  


Wild Planet Day is in the early Fall.  Look for the 2107 date!  Join us for a day of fun and festivities while we discover Wild Planet Day including science demonstrations, explore the use of microscopes and hands-on science activities.  There will also be food for sale and a variety of vendor booths provided by campus and local organizations.  Tickets are $8 or $20 for a family of 6.  Planetarium shows are extra.  Contact the Great Valley Museum at 575-6196.

 

Science Night at the Great Valley Museum

The Great Valley Museum will be open in the evenings, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., during the first Friday of every month.  Discover the universe through our planetarium shows at 7:30pm & 8:30pm and Science on a Sphere 3-D globe. Campus science clubs will offer insight and highlights, including the MJC Astronomy Club which will provide free telescope viewings on top of the Science Community Center. Join us for a fun, festive atmosphere while we explore science together!  Be sure to dress appropriately during the cold months.

Science Nights for 2016:
 

 

 

Great Valley Museum  Please visit:  http://www.mjc.edu/instruction/sme/gvm/

The family friendliest place to visit in Modesto.  Visit soon and often.  The very uniquie and original new exhibit, Exploring Matter:  An Interactive, Inexpensive Chemistry Exhibit for Museums will be available for visitors beginning on 9/13/16 and had its official opening on 10/21/16.


Please note that you can have a thermal (infrared) photo taken
of yourself or a group and have the photo sent to your e-mail address.
For a thermal image, see discussion above about Dr. Al Chemst and the Mischiefs.







MAPS (Modesto Area Partners in Science)          

7:30 pm, MJC West Campus Sierra Hall 132

December 2  “Nuclear Fusion:  Building a Mini-Star on Earth”.  Dr. Tammy Ma, an experimental  physicist at LLNL, will discuss the status of energy research using laser induced nuclear fusion.

           
For more information, please visit:  http://maps.events.mjc.edu/
Modesto Junior College West Campus Sierra Hall 132, 7:30 pm, free admission and parking

Note 3/17/17 talk is at the State Theater.

For flyers on 1/27 and 3/17 talks, see bottom of this web site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modesto Junior College Science Colloquium, Wednesdays, West Campus Science Center 115

Science Colloquium Spring 2017, Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:15 pm:

Jan. 25 - Bianca Arao, MJC Biology Major, Experiences from Summer 2016 Biology internship; Megan Kuhn, UCD Graduate, The Medical School Application Process 

Feb. 1 - Brian Greene, MJC Librarian, Life at the McMurdo Station, Antarctica 

Feb. 8  - Darwin Day: Bobby Hutchison, MJC Psychology Professor, How Evolution Unifies the Biological Sciences  

Feb. 15 - Megan Layhee, Aquatic Biologist, Forest-wide stream monitoring in the Central Sierra Nevada

Feb. 22 - Anthony Presto, Outreach Representative, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, How Clean is the Air We Breathe? 

Mar. 1 - Richard Anderson, MJC Biology Professor Emeritus, Earth's 6th Extinction... is Actually the 7th

Mar. 8 – TBA

Mar. 15 – Elizabeth McInnes, MJC Biology Professor, An Update on Climate Change

Mar. 22 – Debra Bolter, Ph.D, MJC Anthropology Professor, What's new with Homo naledi and the Rising Star Cave, South Africa?

Mar. 29 – Sarah E.J. Martin, M.S., CCC-SLP, “Career Opportunites for Speech-Language Pathologist, Another High Demand Allied Health Profession”

Apr. 5 - Teri Curtis, MJC Biology Professor, Success Stories from California’s Channel Islands

Apr. 12 – Earth Day Film – Title TBA

 

Science Colloquium Committee: Richard Anderson, Dan Chase, Jill Cross, Teri Curtis, Catherine Greene, Denise Godbout-Avant, Deborah Martin, Elizabeth McInnes

 

Science on Screen, State Theatre

http://www.thestate.org/youth-ed/science-on-screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calif. State Univ. Science Day

Annual Science DaySixth Annual Science Day

February 25, 2017

10 am to 2 pm

Free Admission and Open to the Public.

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, Walnut School (Turlock). 
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,  2017 , Knights Ferry, November.

 



EarthDay, Modesto Junior College, April tbd

Regional Science Centers

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/  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To have additional events added to this site, please send the info to murovs@yosemite.edu  .

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