Our 7th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival takes place Saturday, April 26, and our volunteers are the backbone of a successful event. As the festival continues to grow, we value the input and expertise of our volunteers. In addition to a day of fun and excitement, volunteers will get a FREE shirt.
Please join us in welcoming Rachel Tooker as our new Utility Exploration Center Supervisor. Rachel has over 17 years of Director or Deputy Director level experience in interpretive centers and museums. She brings strong leadership and strategic planning skills and is committed to education, public service, community engagement, and ensuring public value.
Come to the Utility Exploration Center to experience a Smithsonian exhibition in your own neighborhood! Earth from Space features beautifully detailed satellite images of the planet—from the swirling arms of a massive hurricane and the grid-like pattern of Kansas farmland to the triangular shadows cast by the Great Pyramids and the sinuous channels entering the Arctic Ocean.
Ever 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? Starting in October, stop by your local Roseville Public Library and check out our new Watts Your Energy Usage meter loan kit. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to measure the energy your appliances use.
The Green Living Guide is now available to pick up at the Utility Exploration Center! Read about our gardening workshops taught by Master Gardeners and other experts. See our full schedule of recycled craft workshops for adults and children. Find out more about special events and temporary exhibits coming to the Center this year. Download a copy or stop by the Center to grab your Guide today!
Be 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 Rosevlle Electric and Environmental Utilities, this comic book serves as our visitors guide - helping guests navigate the unique exhibit hall experience.
It 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. (See obituary here.) 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.