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Exploration Center Closed Friday, August 14
News ImageThe Utility Exploration Center will be closed Friday, August 14 for staff training. Normal hours of 10am-5pm will resume Saturday, August 15.

Explore Big Trucks at the Maidu Community Center
News ImageBig Trucks Summer moves over to the Maidu Community Center on Thursday, August 6 with a visit from a garbage truck! Come out to this free program for story time at 9:30am, followed by truck visits from 10-11am. Come out again on August 13 to wrap up the summer with a pipe scope truck. No registration needed for these free events!

Free Summer WaterSmart Gardening Workshops
News ImageWe are pleased to announce that our August workshop will now be free of charge thanks to coordination between the City of Roseville, State of California Department of Water Resources, Placer County Water Agency, City of Rocklin and EcoLandscape. In this time of drought conditions, sign up for these workshops to learn how to reduce landscape water use and how to convert thirsty lawns into beautiful beds. Sign up today!

Community E-Waste and Paper Shredding Drop-Off
News ImageDrive up and let us do the rest! Bring your e-waste and old documents to the Maidu Community Center on Saturday, September 12 from 9 a.m. to noon and we will recycle and shred them for you free of charge.

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!

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 new Watts Your Energy Usage meter loan kit. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to measure the energy your appliances use.

Green Living Guide
News Image2014-15 COMING SOON!
The Green Living Guide is 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!

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.

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.


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