April 8th through April 15th Oakley Science Week

Science Week is an annual tradition in Oakley that brings children and their families together for science exploration. Science Week runs for 8 days, beginning on Saturday, April 8th and wrapping up on April 15th.

This program is geared toward children ages 5 – 11 but all ages are welcome. There is no fee to participate and no registration is required. Science Week “passports” are available at City Hall and will also be available at each workshop.

Join us as we kick off Science Week on April 8th with “Marsh Creek Day” hosted by the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed. We’ll be at Creekside Park, 3900 Creekside Way in Oakley from 10am – 1pm. There will be walking tours of Marsh Creek, a variety of hands-on activities for kids, giveaways and more.

Delta Science in Action!

Apr 09 2017

10am – 1pm

This Science Week program is hosted by the East Bay Regional Park District and the Delta Science Center at Big Break Park, 69 Big Break Road in Oakley.

There will be several hands-on activities such as water testing, nature walks, bird watching, using microscopes and more. This program runs from 10am – 1pm so be sure to mark your calendars to give you time to explore this wonderful park that runs next to the delta.

The Reptile Kingdom

Apr 10 2017


Python Ron brings out his array of different types of reptiles to teach you about the importance of the species in our environment. You’ll see some common and rare species of lizards, snakes and more.

This is one of the most popular Science Week workshops each year so be sure to put this on your calendar.

The workshop will be held in the multi-purpose room at Laurel Elementary School, 1141 Laurel Rd in Oakley, starting at 3:30pm.

Water Bug BINGO

Apr 11 2017


Join us at the Big Break Visitor Center at 69 Big Break Road at 3:30pm to learn about the critters who make the delta their home.

Naturalists from the East Bay Regional Park District will have several hands-on activities for children and their families to learn about local habitats. Be sure to explore the Big Break Interpretive Center which has several interactive displays as well as the park itself which has walking trails that lead to a pier on the delta where you’ll see various water fowl.

STEM workshops

Apr 12 2017


NEW – The students from the STEM club at Freedom High School are hosting this exciting new workshop at Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road in the Multi-purpose room which is located near the corner of Brown and Neroly Roads.

Participants will have the chance to learn about video game making, food science or make a bottle rocket. The workshop starts at 3:30pm. Freedom High School lets out at 3:15 so we suggest parking in the lot in front of the multipurpose room to avoid some of the traffic.

Taking Flight

Apr 13 2017


This workshop gives children the opportunity to build, decorate and fly their own kites. Space is limited to the 1st 150 children who will receive a kite kit and instructions. Participants will learn about the scientific principles of gravity and lift.

This workshop runs from 3:30 – 4:30pm at Creekside Park, 3900 Creekside Way in Oakley.

It’s a Solid, It’s a Liquid, It’s Oobleck!

Apr 14 2017


This workshop is hosted by the Oakley Youth Advisory Council and takes place at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main Street in Oakley.

Join us as we discover the wonders of “oobleck”. Participants will learn how to make it and the science behind the transformation.

This workshop starts at 4pm.

Extreme Delta Raptors

Apr 15 2017

10am – 1pm

Join us on the final day of Science Week at Ironhouse Sanitary District, 450 Walnut Meadows Drive in Oakley. From Main Street, turn on District’s Way.

There will be hay rides, booths with crafts and activities for the children and a live raptor show.

Those students who’ve attended at least 5 workshops throughout the week and had their passports stamped may pick up their prize goody bags today.

Thank you to Ironhouse Sanitary District for hosting this event. We’d also like to thank the Delta Science Center for their support of Oakley Science Week.


About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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