Science Saturday

February 2, 2019 from 1:00 4:00 PM

Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.454918, -122.648281

Embrace your inner scientist and discover the wonders of environmental and physical science! Drop-in for free presentations and interactive experiments the first Saturday of every month beginning on the hour at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

All ages welcome. Free. Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information, contact Ellie Muelrath by email at Elspeth.Muelrath@sonoma-county.org or by phone at (707) 539-2865.

Join us each month:

May 4 - Have you ever used the sun to create art? Energy from the sun keeps us warm and helps plants grow, but it can also create chemical reactions!  We will use solar power to make beautiful sun prints out of natural items found in the park.

June 1 - I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Learn about the phases of matter as we turn liquid ingredients into a solid using salt, ice, and our hands. Participants will get to enjoy a yummy homemade ice cream treat.

July 6 - How does a top spin without falling over?  Create your own penny spinner and watch the laws of motion in action. Learn how momentum, torque and friction work together and see how long your penny spinner can spin.

August 3 - Harness the power of the sun with a fun DIY solar oven tutorial. Participants will learn about solar power, enjoy a snack cooked by the sun, and construct their own solar oven to try at home.

Visit the Environmental Discovery Center

Kid holding starfish at EDC

A natural history museum at Spring Lake Park with hands-on exhibits connecting children and their families to Sonoma County's ecosystems.

Visit Spring Lake Park

Spring Lake Regional Park spring day

With miles of trails and a spring-fed swimming lagoon, Spring Lake is a favorite walking, biking and swimming destination.