summer preview

The official start of spring is just a couple days away.  For us, that means it’s time to start thinking about summer.  We have lots of behind-the-scenes projects, as well as some campus construction that should be taking place.  It keeps us on our toes, especially since we’re not even sure where our offices are going to be while classrooms get renovated and some office space starts to get carved out around us.  We’ll just duck and cover while buildings are demolished to make way for the new Tracy Hall Science Center — our new home in just two years!

In the midst of this, we’re happy to announce that we’ve scheduled some of our favorite programs for summer 2014.

Science in the Parks will run again with the same progression of Ogden City Parks, through a partnership with Ogden School District’s free lunch program.  We’ll be visiting the following locations in Ogden:

June 9 – 13: Lorin Farr Park
June 16 – 20: Liberty Park
June 23 – 27: Monroe Park
June 30 – July 3: Mt. Ogden Park
July 7 – 11: Jaycee Park
July 14 – 18: West Ogden Park

Each weekday of each week (with the exception of Independence Day) we will have free activities for all ages from 11:30 to 1:00; and, each day of the week has its own special theme.  You can come to the same park for an entire week and get completely different science activities each day.  See our Parks page for more information.  Stay tuned to this blog for updates — just subscribe in the box at the right.

Oh, and it’s worth noting that Arts in the Park will visit the same locations.  They’ll be at each of these parks the week before us.

In addition, we’re delighted to announce our second year of science camps!.  We’ll run two different camps in June, and each camp will be offered twice.  Registration will be available soon and announced here.  In addition, if we can find space to run any other camps in July, we’ll try to do that as well.  For now, we have to hunker down and see what spaces are going to be available.

There are some other fun projects taking place, including an Advanced Physics Course for teachers;  a trip to Yellowstone National Park with some local high school students, teachers, and faculty; and perhaps another workshop if we can fit it in.

More to follow, soon!