2017 State Scientist Day Highlights


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.

Media Coverage

The 2017 State Scientist Day received massive coverage from Sacramento-area TV and radio stations. CAPS was mentioned often and several members were interviewed. Some of the numbers: Eleven news segments on nine TV and radio stations totaled nearly 21 minutes of air time. According to the Nielsen ratings service, the reports reached almost 332,000 people. If CAPS bought that much ad time on those shows at those times, it would have cost $15,518. Click the links to see the reports on CAPS and State Scientist Day.

KXTV ABC Channel 10
KTXL FOX40, Sacramento
KFBK 1530am
KCSO Tel33
KCRA NBC Channel 3