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Give Back Tahoe: UC Davis TERC molds local youth into future scientists

Join UC Davis for the 11th Annual Science Expo on Wednesday, March 16, from 4-6 p.m. at the Tahoe Science Center in Incline Village.
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Looking for fun? Think you know everything about Lake Tahoe? Come discover your inner nerd at the Tahoe Science Center!

Uncover the Tahoe Basin’s important ecological challenges through interactive exhibits and an award-winning 3-D film. Drop-in tours are available free of charge Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-5 p.m. year-round, and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tours are also available by appointment.

For school groups, we provide inquiry-based science activities that dive into geology, ecology, and more. We also hold a monthly lecture series that examines a wide-range of scientific topics covering everything from beer to snow physics.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 16th, from 4-6 p.m. and plan to bring the whole family to the 11th annual Science Expo located at the Tahoe Science Center in Incline Village, Nevada.

With over forty hands-on science investigations and experiments, it’s sure to be an eye-popping, educational evening. This year’s theme is Physical Science. Activities include properties of matter, chemical changes, energy, light, sound, forces and motion, magnetism, and more.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of Science Expo, this year marks the first ever South Lake Tahoe (SLT) Science Expo. The SLT Science Expo will be held at the Lake Tahoe Community College on Thursday, March 31st from 5-7 p.m.

The Tahoe Science Center is operated by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC). TERC is a leader in research on the water quality, physical processes and ecology of Lake Tahoe and its watershed. Our research and data are used to support policy decisions in the area and to aid research efforts at other lakes around the world.

To learn more about the Tahoe Science Center and TERC, visit our website at

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