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Zumbathon raises funds for Explorit

Join Explorit Science Center at The Klubhouse 2 in West Sacramento from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, for a special Zumbathon to support local science education. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy some high-energy cardio fitness dance fun and help provide hands-on science activities and interactive learning for our community.

Zumba is an aerobic dance fitness program from Latin America. Set to world music and featuring a variety of cultural dance styles, zumba classes and events feel more like a dance party than a workout.

Zumba programs are known for charitable events and have raised money for a variety of health-related causes, from breast cancer research to promoting heart health. But on June 1 you’ll have a chance to zumba for science education, society’s hope for addressing every medical issue and ensuring a healthier future.

It’s science centers like Explorit that inspire young women and men to pursue the careers that will develop the cures we need. The kind of creative problem-solving and open-ended creativity that are the hallmarks of Explorit programs and exhibits are precisely the qualities our future scientists need to make the most of their curiosity. You can help make sure that no future scientist misses out on his or her potential.

Your participation in the Zumbathon could help a local school host one of Explorit’s Health in Your World Family Science Night programs. Family Science Nights give school children and their whole families a chance to experience a traveling science museum at their own school. Health in Your World is full of dozens of hands-on activities promoting nutritious food choices, active lifestyles and knowledge about how our bodies work and how we can care for them.

Or perhaps your contribution will support a camper in Explorit’s summer science camps. Summer Science Camps are a terrific opportunity for kids to expand their curiosity about the world around them beyond the classroom and fill their summer with fun, inquisitive activities.

The June 1 Zumbathon will be a beginning-level class, so no matter what your experience or comfort level is with zumba, you are welcome! This class will be fun and appropriate for all ages, so bring your kids, bring a friend and enjoy the club-style lighting and heart-pumping cardio. No gym membership is required for this event, so if you’ve ever been curious about zumba but never tried it, this is the perfect opportunity.

Music and moves will be hosted by local zumba instructors, including Explorit’s own Sarah Thomas. Tickets are available at http://zumbathon4explorit.bpt.me for $20 in advance or $25 at the door with all proceeds benefiting Explorit Science Center. Water will be provided, but bring a towel, because we’re going to sweat!

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Explorit’s events:

* Summer Camp registration: We have added additional sections of our most popular first- and second-grade camps. These sections are filling up quickly, so  sign up today. Register online at www.explorit.org/programs/summer-camp.

— 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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