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Local artist contributes to water wise landscapes
News ImageFor more than 40 years, local sculptural artist Phil Evans has been adorning buildings, landscapes and public gathering spaces – both regionally and nationally – with works of art made of metals, glass, stone and wood. Event goers who attend the May 14 Greener Gardens Tour and DIY Expo will have a chance to win a piece of art made by Evans. If you win, that artwork joins a family of notable art pieces found in the region.

Mulch Mayhem comes to Roseville
News ImageIt's that simple: mulch saves water. Roseville water customers interested in receiving FREE mulch can swing by the Placer County Fairgrounds on May 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is one of many ways you can be as water efficient in your garden.

Greener Gardens Tour and DIY Expo returns this May
News ImageJoin hundreds of people for Roseville’s Greener Gardens Tour and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Expo on Saturday, May 14th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., in Mahany Park. Activities include a self-guided Garden Tour, water-smart workshops and demonstrations, a garden photo gallery, local green vendors, irrigation and garden experts, and farm-to-fork organic food.

New Green Living Guide Out Now
News ImageThe new 2016 Spring-Fall Green Living Guide is available to pick up at the Utility Exploration Center and all your favorite City front counters! Read about our gardening workshops taught by Master Gardeners and other experts, free solar workshops and upcoming community programs. See our full schedule of family drop-in events including Get Energized! and Curby's Waste-a-Palooza. Got a class full of kids or group of adults looking for a great guided tour? Download a copy or stop by the Center to grab your Guide today!

Superhero Storytime Now Through May
News ImageWe are all super heroes! Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month from now through May and we’ll explore the everyday superheroes of our city. Drop by between 1-2pm for story time with Miss Lisa, followed by special super hero activities in the Utility Exploration Center. From Water Warriors to Trash Smashers, our city is bustling with hidden superheroes!

Watts Your Energy Usage Meter Loan Program
News ImageEver wondered how much energy that old freezer in the garage uses? Want to know the wattage coming from your entertainment system when it’s in standby mode? Stop by your local Roseville Public Library and check out our Watts Your Energy Usage meter loan kit. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to measure the energy your appliances use.

E-Waste — Electronics Are Not Trash!
News ImageYour unwanted e-waste should not end up in your trash bin. Instead, bring old electronics to the Roseville Utility Exploration Center and we’ll recycle them for free! Although we no longer accept televisions, we are happy to take computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, stereo equipment and wiring/cables.

Girl Scouts Complete Badge Requirements
News ImageLooking for an easy way to take care of a few of the requirements for your girl scouts Journeys? Register for a girl scout program through the Utility Exploration Center and have our trained educators do the work for you!

Click the Girl Scout Journeys link on the left side of this page to learn more!

Pick Up a FREE Limited Edition Planet Protector's Comic Book
News ImageBe sure to pick up a FREE copy of our limited edition Planet Protector's comic book the next time you visit the Utility Exploration Center. Illustrated by DC and Marvel Comics artist Bernard Chang, and sponsored by our utility partners Roseville Electric and Environmental Utilities, this comic book serves as our visitors guide - helping guests navigate the unique exhibit hall experience.

2014-15 Annual Report Available
News ImageHow many students came through the Utility Exploration Center on school tours? How many people came through our doors to check out our exhibit hall, Count Watts' Spooktacular, Curby's Waste-a-Palooza, the Celebrate the Earth Festival and other fantastic family events? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our Annual Report. This document summarizes activity at the Center from July 2014 through the end of June 2015.

UEC Summer Camp Enables Makers to Explore STEM and Recycling Careers
News ImageAt “Disassemble It! Explore It! Rebuild It!” summer camp, the Roseville Utility Exploration Center will enable 12-17 year old makers to repurpose electronics, learn to solder circuit boards, assemble speakers and visit Sims Recycling Solutions to introduce advanced manufacturing careers with support from the Sierra College STEM Collaborative.

Remembering Bob Garrison
News ImageIt is with a tremendous sense of loss that we share the sad news that Bob Garrison, supervisor of the Utility Exploration Center since it opened in 2007, was killed in a car crash on July 21. Bob has been an incredible leader of this center and effective environmental advocate in the community, raising awareness of the Utility Exploration Center to a statewide level. His legacy lives on in the work of the Center and his friendship will always remain in our hearts. We wanted to share with you the impact that Bob had in his work at the Center.


Public Meeting October 19 to Help Center Grow
News ImageThe public is invited to a planning meeting Monday, October 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., to help prepare for the future. The Center is midway through a planning process that began earlier this year to update the 3,000 square foot exhibit hall and develop a new, one-acre outdoor extension.

Count Watts is Coming October 24!
News ImageMeet Count Watts, the Voltage Vampire, at the free family Spooktacular event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center. Activities include pumpkin carving/painting, the Phantom Energy House (warning: your energy waste may be shocking!), crafts, face painting and spooky story time. Be sure to pick up your free Count Watts trick-or-treat bag, then fill it with prizes as you play exciting games!

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