Highlights from State Scientist Day 2017
Thousands of students from area grade schools came to the State Capitol for a fun-filled field trip to enjoy State Scientist Day today. State scientists didn’t disappoint, with a myriad of kid-friendly, hands-on displays showcasing the essential and fascinating work of state scientists.
Our 2017 honorary State Scientist was State Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) who conducted an experiment in conjunction with the “Mad Science” show put on during the event. State Scientist Day is recognized by the State Legislature with Assembly Concurrent Resolution 18.
This year the following Departments participated: Fish and Wildlife, Public Health, Conservation, Fire, Pesticide Regulation, Food and Agriculture, Parks, CalRecycle, Lands Commission, Air Board, Water Board, Water Resources, Coastal Commission, OEHHA and Energy Commission.