The Fall 2014 through Spring 2015 Green Living Guide is available to pick up at the Utility Exploration Center starting in September! Read about our gardening workshops taught by Master Gardeners and other experts. See our schedule of Exploration Events, special events and other exciting activities for the whole family.
The Voltage Vampires have arrived! Did you know that the average U.S. household spends $100 every year on power for devices while they are turned off or in standby mode? Come to the Utility Exploration Center now through October 31 to find out more about Voltage Vampires, appliances that still use energy while plugged in even when they are turned off.
Our new season of Green Gardening Workshops starts October 11. Join us the second Saturday of the month from 8:30am to 1pm to learn about water efficient gardening. Topics include mulching, composting, pruning, irrigation methods and a whole lot more. Find out more.
Drive Up and Let Us Do the Rest! Stop by the Maidu Community Center from 9am-noon, Saturday, October 18 to have your e-waste recycled for free and up to three file boxes of documents shredded for free.
Looking 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!
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? 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.
2014-15 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!
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.
At “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.
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.