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Celebrate with Count Watts
News ImageEver wondered what a voltage vampire looks like? Meet Roseville Electric Utility’s Count Watts at our free family Spooktacular event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. Enjoy free pumpkin carving/painting, explore the phantom energy house and enjoy games where prizes flow like electrons!

Something for Everyone in the New Green Living Guide
News ImageThe Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Green Living Guide is hot off the press and now available to pick up at the Utility Exploration Center and all your favorite City spots! From water-wise gardening to adult crafts to free family drop-in events, we’ve got something for the whole family. Come explore with us!

Free medication take back day October 22
News ImageIf you've got old or unwanted medications, start gathering them for our Take Back Day on October 22. Dropping them off is a better, safe alternative.

Annual Report Out Now
News ImageMore than 7,300 local students participated in our Planet Protectors school programs. Special event attendance rose by 46% as our program offerings continue to grow. Read about all this and more in the Roseville Utility Exploration Center Annual Report, available now. Download the report.

Watts Your Energy Usage Meter Loan Program
News ImageEver wondered how much energy that old freezer in the garage uses? Want to know the wattage coming from your entertainment system when it’s in standby mode? Stop by your local Roseville Public Library and check out our Watts Your Energy Usage meter loan kit. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to measure the energy your appliances use.

E-Waste — Electronics Are Not Trash!
News ImageYour unwanted e-waste should not end up in your trash bin. Instead, bring old electronics to the Roseville Utility Exploration Center and we’ll recycle them for free! Although we no longer accept televisions, we are happy to take computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, stereo equipment and wiring/cables.

Girl Scouts Complete Badge Requirements
News ImageLooking for an easy way to take care of a few of the requirements for your girl scouts Journeys? Register for a girl scout program through the Utility Exploration Center and have our trained educators do the work for you!

Click the Girl Scout Journeys link on the left side of this page to learn more!

Pick Up a FREE Limited Edition Planet Protector's Comic Book
News ImageBe sure to pick up a FREE copy of our limited edition Planet Protector's comic book the next time you visit the Utility Exploration Center. Illustrated by DC and Marvel Comics artist Bernard Chang, and sponsored by our utility partners Roseville Electric and Environmental Utilities, this comic book serves as our visitors guide - helping guests navigate the unique exhibit hall experience.

2014-15 Annual Report Available
News ImageHow many students came through the Utility Exploration Center on school tours? How many people came through our doors to check out our exhibit hall, Count Watts' Spooktacular, Curby's Waste-a-Palooza, the Celebrate the Earth Festival and other fantastic family events? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our Annual Report. This document summarizes activity at the Center from July 2014 through the end of June 2015.

UEC Summer Camp Enables Makers to Explore STEM and Recycling Careers
News ImageAt “Disassemble It! Explore It! Rebuild It!” summer camp, the Roseville Utility Exploration Center will enable 12-17 year old makers to repurpose electronics, learn to solder circuit boards, assemble speakers and visit Sims Recycling Solutions to introduce advanced manufacturing careers with support from the Sierra College STEM Collaborative.

Remembering Bob Garrison
News ImageIt is with a tremendous sense of loss that we share the sad news that Bob Garrison, supervisor of the Utility Exploration Center since it opened in 2007, was killed in a car crash on July 21. Bob has been an incredible leader of this center and effective environmental advocate in the community, raising awareness of the Utility Exploration Center to a statewide level. His legacy lives on in the work of the Center and his friendship will always remain in our hearts. We wanted to share with you the impact that Bob had in his work at the Center.


Public Meeting October 19 to Help Center Grow
News ImageThe public is invited to a planning meeting Monday, October 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., to help prepare for the future. The Center is midway through a planning process that began earlier this year to update the 3,000 square foot exhibit hall and develop a new, one-acre outdoor extension.

Count Watts is Coming October 24!
News ImageMeet Count Watts, the Voltage Vampire, at the free family Spooktacular event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center. Activities include pumpkin carving/painting, the Phantom Energy House (warning: your energy waste may be shocking!), crafts, face painting and spooky story time. Be sure to pick up your free Count Watts trick-or-treat bag, then fill it with prizes as you play exciting games!

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