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Explorit Science Center: Volunteers supercharge summer camp

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From page A4 | August 29, 2014 |

Another wonderful year of Summer Science Camp at Explorit has drawn to a close, but none of it would have been possible without our amazing corps of volunteer teaching assistants.

This year we designed rockets, baked cookies in a solar oven and built mini wind turbines. Our campers imagined life in outer space while constructing exoplanets, made their own glue from milk proteins and learned how to identify animal tracks, all with the help of our teaching assistants.

From preparing snack for the campers daily to setting up and cleaning up hands-on science activities, these intrepid helpers have been an invaluable asset. But their contribution to science education goes far beyond serving carrot sticks and mopping up baking soda and vinegar volcanoes.

They have forged relationships with campers that help facilitate learning and make science personal and fun. Many of our volunteers are former campers themselves and their enthusiasm for science is infectious. They become partners and role models for campers to emulate.

So to each of Explorit’s fantastic volunteers this summer, we would like to offer our sincere thanks for helping make Summer Science Camp an unforgettable experience for each of our campers! Thank you to Aedan Enriquez, Ali Osgood, Almas Khan, Annapurna Post-Leon, Armandeep Singh, Byron McConnell, Devi Varma, Dustin Tillman, Dylan Taylor, Erin Murphy, Gabriel Gutierrez, Glenn LeBlanc, Grace Gribi, Hannah Hertz, Isabel Montesanto, Jack Walsh, Jake Brugger, Jana Sun, Jeanne Kim, Jeffrey Zhang, Jennifer Park, Jocelyn Chen, Jorge Rocha-Figueroa, Joshua Lara, Julian Grim, Kasandra Soto, Kate Honig, Linda Su, Luke Mangney, Maddie Price, Madeline VerWey, Marco Rocha-Figueroa, Mikaela Manzano, Mohini Sachdev, Mukund Sachdev, Natalie Chen, Randy Ouyang, Rebecca Mazure, Seth Baird, Sheela Thoreson, Shruti Pandey, Su Tuli, Suebin Park, Sylvan Ransom, Tate Chatfield and Veena Kumar.

Explorit Science Center is a wonderful place to gain on-the-job experience through volunteering. From working in the classroom with students to behind-the-scenes jobs in administration, exhibition construction and more, there’s something for every interest.

Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. If you are interested in volunteering at Explorit and joining our hands-on science team, apply online at www.explorit.org/support/volunteer or call our office at 530-756-0191.

Explorit’s coming events:

* Explorit’s Beautiful World: Science and Art exhibition is open to the public every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free.

Interested in membership? Think your Explorit membership may have lapsed? Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to check or sign up.

Birthday parties are back at Explorit. Call for more information or to book your party.

* Save the date: Sunday, Sept. 7, for our “Final Blast Festival and Chemistry Show.” This event celebrates the end of our Summer Science Camp season and is a fun way to start the new school year.

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— Explorit Science Center is at 3141 Fifth St. For more information, call 530-756-0191 or visit www.explorit.org, or “like” Explorit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/explorit.fb.

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