Science Explorers Learn the Moves as Generation Fit Ambassadors
This blog was written by Chidinma Agostinelli, Coordinator, Explorers Program.
Fifteen years after its conception, the Science Explorer’s Program at the Newark Museum continues to serve Newark and its neighboring communities one youth at a time. The program is constantly improving and evolving to meet the dynamic needs of the students who participate in the Explorer’s Program.
Currently, the Explorers are actively involved in the development of Newark Museum’s upcoming Generation Fit exhibit scheduled for Fall 2011 in response to the increasing child obesity epidemic in the United States. As a component to the Generation Fit exhibit, Explorers (Generation Fit Ambassadors) are being trained by physical fitness and nutrition specialists to become expert educators so that they can serve as fitness and nutrition coaches.
The Generation Fit Ambassadors engaged the public in several exercises using simple equipment that are being tested for the exhibit, such as a Bosu ball, jump rope and weights during Newark’s 2010 Festival de la Familia, sponsored by Mayor Cory Booker’s office. This initiative dovetails nicely with the Mayor’s Let’s Move! Newark campaign to reduce childhood obesity and to engage youth in community service. During the festival the Generation Fit Ambassadors had an opportunity to coach Mayor Booker through some exercises on the Bosu ball!
Let us know what type of exercises you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the Science Explorer’s Program!
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