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Volunteers Make for a Special Summer Camp

This article appeared in the September 4, 2015 edition of the Davis Enterprise.


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


Explorit Science Center had a fabulous summer of science camp this year, but none of it would have been possible without a small army of volunteer help. So this week, we’d like to thank everyone who made camp possible, from slicing apples for snacks to guest speakers, we couldn’t have done it without you!


Thank you to Corky Quirk for bringing the bats to our Wild Kingdom Wednesdays. Thank you to Joel Hernandez for sharing his love of insects and to the Bohart Museum of Entomology for the loan of live and preserved specimens for us to study.


Thank you to Noah’s Bagels for donating sustenance and Cultivé Frozen Yogurt for generously hosting a summer fundraiser for us. And a very special thank you to Erin Arms for her tie-dye expertise!


But the biggest thank you of all is to each of our Summer Teaching Assistants: Megan Abbanat, Jeremy Alberg, Seth Baird, Surina Beal, Amanda Bowler, Carolanne Broughton, Sofie Brown, Gabriela Caceres, Tate Chatfield, Jocelyn Chen, Natalie Chen, Eliana Enriquez, Patrick Henershott, Benny Hess, Kate Honig, Kelsey Imamoto, Emily Jiang, Almas Khan, Pouyan Kiani, Rayna Kibrya, Jeanne Kim, Vasanth Kumar, Alene Lai, Linnea Lampinen, Luke Magney, Mia Magney, Aditi Mahajan, Ayush Malik, Mikaela Manzano, Rebecca Mazur, Byron McConnell, Mei McConnell, Arianna Mestas, Ipek Midilliogulu, Isabel Montesanto, Meghan Munagala, Henry Nagle, Ali Osgood, Maddie Price, Buddhika Ratnasiri, Daniel Ruiz, Vinita Saxena, Arman Singh, Maria Soubbotina, Jana Sun, Sophia Sweeny, Su Tuli, Madeline VerWey and Janice Wu.


Summer Teaching Assistants are the grease that make the summer camp wheels turn. They arrive early and stay late. They set up and clean up activities, prepare and serve snack and run errands. But most importantly they form bonds with campers that make for an extra special summer experience.


So to each and every person who contributed to Summer Science Camp 2015, we’d like to say a great big Thank You!



Explorit’s coming events:


  • Explorit’s Exploration Gallery is open to the public every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and every Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free. Come check out the new “Our World in Water” activities!
  • Explorit’s Nature Bowl team is looking for 3rd-6th graders to join the competition this year! Read more about it at and register at
  • Spooky Science Nights will be back for Halloween week this year! More details to come!
  • Join us in October for the next installment of Explorit’s exciting lecture series for “Re-VOLE-utionizing the Mojave desert: Conservation and Captive Breeding of the endangered Amargosa vole ” by Risa Pesapane and from UC Davis and Austin Roy from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. More details to follow!
  • Interested in helping out the community through board membership? Explorit is currently seeking individuals in the community to serve as members of our volunteer board. Please call or email for additional information on how to apply.
  • Interested in membership?  Think your Explorit membership may have lapsed?  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to check or sign up!
  • Birthdays are back at Explorit!  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for more information or to book your party.



Explorit Science Center is located at 3141 5th St. For more information call (530) 756-0191 or visit, or “like” us on Facebook at

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