CapSciComm Science Tour, April 24th: Vernal Pools of Mather Field with Sacramento Splash!

(Photo courtesy Sacramento Splash)

Join the CapSciComm community for the second event of the new CapSciComm Science Tour series!

CapSciComm Science Tour: Vernal Pools of Mather Field with Sacramento Splash
SUNDAY, April 24th, 2016
Welcome and refreshments begin at 3:30 pm
Tour from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sacramento Splash Center – 4426 Excelsior Road, Mather, CA 95655

** Free Registration Required, with option to donate to Sacramento Splash**
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As science communication professionals, developing a sense of place rooted in nature for our local community takes a message that brings folks together across ages, professions, and values. After 20 years as a grass-roots community science education organization, Sacramento Splash has elevated the vernal pools of Mather Field as a symbol of pride for Sacramento culture.

Maybe you’re wondering: What is a vernal pool? Why is Mather Field a special place for science communication?

We’ll walk the vernal pool prairie with Eva Butler, President of Sac Splash Board, to view the spectacular vernal pool spring wild flower displays, and tour the Splash education center to meet vernal pool critters like the endangered California tiger salamanders and fairy shrimp.

Sac Splash will share their story of empowering the community through science education to ensure county government properly values and stewards this critical landscape. We’ll chat with Eva and Splash staff about the exciting future for Mather Field, with new community education and research facilities; new establishment and county funding for a nature preserve; and new science-informed urban development.

This success story owes it all to the exceptional science communication efforts of Sac Splash, and our latest Science Tour will be a wonderful opportunity for CapSciComm professionals to take home valuable lessons learned — while connecting with a special Sacramento place!

It’ll be a fun- and fact- filled evening, and a great follow up to CapSciComm’s first successful Science Tour at the Sacramento Zoo. These tours are a way for our professional community to better know the science, technology, engineering, and health institutions right here in the greater Sacramento region. We’ll learn about the science happening behind the scenes, and explore the communications issues related to understanding these organizations and operations. If you’re a local communicator who would like to host a future CapSciComm Science Tour, please email us at

Special thanks to Eva Butler and the Sacramento Splash staff for making this Science Tour possible!

Click to register for this free CapSciComm Science Tour.

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