Explore Your Universe 2013

Visit our booth in the South Campus Court of Sciences to see our display of tiger salamanders and newts and learn about our exciting new initiative, the La Kretz Conservation League. The League is a new public outreach program committed to educate, grow, and fund citizen scientists and conservation research.

Sunday, November 17, 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exploring Your Universe 2013 will take place on Sunday, November 17th, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at UCLA's campus (nighttime events may be announced closer to the event). This event is FREE of charge to the public and FAMILY-FRIENDLY! ($12 parking, however) We will feature many activities and demonstrations open to the general public (including students), and we plan to have more than last year! Activities for all ages include workshops, faculty and graduate student talks, planetarium shows, solar telescope viewing, comet making, weather tours, dinosaur fossils, physics demos and much more! This event includes participation from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Earth and Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, the CNSI High School NanoScience Program, and the Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology. It is sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA Center for Student Programming, and each of the departments listed above. This event was developed by graduate students, faculty, and staff in each of these departments. 

The La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science will participate in conjunction with the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Our booth will be stationed in the South Campus Court of Sciences between Young Hall and Boelter Hall. Displays will include California tide pool animals, extract your own DNA/strawberry DNA, and a La Kretz Center sponsored display of tiger salamanders and newts.

This will be a great opportunity to learn about our exciting new initiative, the La Kretz Conservation League. The League is a new public outreach program committed to educate, grow, and fund citizen scientists and conservation research.

We hope you will join us for a fun day of science!  

Sponsor(s): La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science