Friday, February 27, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Explorit: Volunteer comes back to lend a hand

By
From page A4 | April 12, 2013 |

Ali Osgood had been a student in Explorit Science Center’s Summer Science Camp “ever since I could.” Until, of course, she left fifth grade and was officially too old to be a camper.

But not one to be long kept away from something she loves, Ali returned to camp two years ago as a volunteer. “Since I realized I could be the teacher … I knew I had to,” she explained.

Ali loves working with kids. They’re “excited to learn” and “always smiling.”

One of her favorite camp moments was being given a picture a child had made of her experience meeting some of Explorit’s resident animals. Ali was touched not only by the gift, but also what it represented.

Working with this camper, Ali had helped facilitate her up-close-and-personal animal encounter. She had made it possible for that camper to “be a part of the same experience I had,” and that experience had obviously left an impression on this camper. Someone had given Ali that experience and now she could pay it forward.

But Ali is continuing to reap the benefits of giving her time and energy to helping others. In the fall she will be off to Seattle where she has earned a full merit-based scholarship to the prestigious Sacre Coeur school.

Her application stood out in part because of the leadership roles she had taken on in her commitment to community service. Explorit genuinely thanks Ali for all her hard work and heartily congratulates her on her achievements.

But we know we haven’t seen the last of her. Ali will be back for the summers and she plans to continue volunteering with Explorit for “many more years to come.”

Explorit Summer Science Camp has all kinds of opportunities for you to indulge your science side and give back to the community at the same time. Like Ali, you can experience summertime science explorations as a volunteer teaching assistant.

If you’re interested in volunteering with Explorit you can apply online at www.explorit.org/support/volunteer, or email [email protected] for more information. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old by June 10.

————

Explorit’s events:

* Explorit Summer Camp registration is going on now! There are still spaces available, especially in our PreK-K camps and third- to fifth-grade camps. Register online at www.explorit.org.

* Vote for Explorit! Now through May 2, KCRA 3 A-List is taking your votes for the “Best.” Vote Explorit for “Best Museum” and be sure to spread the word to your friends and family via email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other social media you can think of. Vote at http://ctvr.us/explorit.

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

Comments

comments

.

News

Mother arrested for death of baby Justice Rees

By Lauren Keene | From Page:

 
New greenhouse will add to ‘Farm to Mouth’ program

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Learn about pollinators, gardens and honey at Yolo Basin fundraiser

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Fire damages South Davis home

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Can you give them a home?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

For the record

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
Explorit: Humming right along

By Lisa Justice | From Page: A3

Flower arrangers feature S.F. designer

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Celebrate Africa on Saturday at I-House

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Gerber nominations close Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Chamber explores how to pay for Davis’ needs

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Wolk and Dodd team up to provide Napa earthquake tax relief

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Robb Davis to speak about homelessness, energy

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Spring sing-along is March 4

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Documentary on immigration issues will be screened

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Learn about your brain on March 14

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

A fill-up mishap

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Two free yoga classes offered March 12

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Take a night walk at Cache Creek

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Class of 1970 plans 45-year reunion

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Bicycle safety course to be offered in Davis

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Adopt a household for Bridge to Housing participants

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Workshop will teach sustainable gardening methods

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

 
.

Forum

Tired of all of this

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Start early to build healthy dental habits

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: B6

No extra cost for containers

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

 
Oral Health Project launches

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

Here an H, there an H

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

 
Cavalier attitude about bike safety

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

.

Sports

Aggie women fall to 4th after lackluster showing

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Lady Devils are on to the SJS semis

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Blue Devil boys expect a spike in production

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Inquiring minds want to know about Aggies

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

Encouraging start for DHS boys tennis team

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Off day for Aggie men at UCSB

By Kim Orendor | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Late goal lifts Red Wings over Sharks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
Watney struggling at windy Honda Classic

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

 
.

Features

.

Arts

International Film Series to present ‘Jaffa’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

 
Monticello announces March schedule

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

The Artery presents ‘Stepping Into Nature’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
YoloArts’ Gallery 625 presents ‘The Poetry of Dots’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

‘Focus': A sharply conceived caper

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
The Woodland Opera House announces 2015-16 season

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

.

Business

Nissan’s Z remains an affordable performer

By Ann M. Job | From Page: B3

 
Car Care: Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
.

Obituaries

Dieter W. Gruenwedel

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
George Miller Jr.

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Death notice: Celia E. Recchio

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Vernon E. Burton

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Friday, February 27, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B5