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Explorit: Science camp shines thanks to volunteers

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From page A4 | August 23, 2013 |

Another year of Explorit’s summer science camps has come to a close, but none of it would have been possible without the support of our tremendous sponsors and volunteers. So this week we’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make camp not only possible but extra-special for each of our campers.

Our many special guests included Buddy the great horned owl and Sophie the saw-whet owl from the California Raptor Center.  Monica Woods, News10’s meteorologist, visited our weather camp to show young scientists how it’s done.

Melissa and Ashley Tenhunfeld from the Willow Oak 4-H brought Thistle the goat to meet our junior zoologists and help them learn about agricultural animals. Tyrone the black Lab and his handler Erin Murphy gave campers a taste of training a guide dog. Tyrone patiently responded to commands from each camper and enjoyed much affection in return.

Cassie Archer introduced a class to Teddy the Holland lop rabbit as they learned to care for a variety of animals. And Officer Raymond Holguin Jr. from the UC Davis Police Department visited our young forensic scientists to share with them about life and science on the force.

Sponsors of camp this year included Smart and Final of Sacramento, which donated supplies to our cooking camp, and Liberty Safes of West Sacramento, which lent us a safe so we could host a lunar disk from NASA. Carmen Zorick gave of her stellar graphic design talent to create an original T-shirt for us. And, of course, special thanks to Monsanto, whose generous contribution allowed us to host even more students this year than last!

And the biggest thank you of all to each of our summer science teaching assistants: Cassie Archer, Courtney Barry, Jake Brugger, Mary Carlenzoli, Jocelyn Chen, Lindsey Curley, Bailey Difuntorum, Sara Edwards, Katie Feilen, Rebecca Gaimari, Laura Gorry, Julian Grim, Hannah Hertz, Kate Honig, Kobe Ishisaka-Nolfi, Camilla Jensen, Matt Kirby, Tessa Malone, Luke Mangney, Mikaela Manzano, Carly Mayer, Liam Mayr, Rebecca Mazur, Byron McConnell, Tara McNerny, Ipek Midillioglu, Hayley Mitchell, Alana Mockler, Isabel Montesanto, Hunter Morse, Katherine Murdoch, Erin Murphy, Brendan O’Brien, Ali Osgood, James Pedroarena, Jenny Petkov, Iason Pitsilledes, Sam Poeppelman, Sylvan Ransom, Jorge Rocha-Figueroa, Nick Roy, Ty Schindler, Bismah Siddiqi, Linda Su, Jana Sun, Larissa Trueblood, Natalya Usachenko, Morgan Van Acker, Tess Van Schoor, Devi Varma, Claire Wiebe, Michael Young and Jeffrey Zhang.

Thank you all so much!  We can’t wait for next year.

— Explorit Science Center is at 3141 Fifth St. For more information, call 530-756-0191 or visit http://www.explorit.org. You can also “like” Explorit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/explorit.fb or follow on Twitter at @ExploritScience.

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