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Explorit: Volunteer comes back to lend a hand

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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 explorit@explorit.org for more information. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old by June 10.

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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

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