Science in the Parks

Science in the Parks is an interactive outreach program for children of all ages, especially preschool through middle school, as well as their families.  The free program visits six parks each summer in the Ogden area, in conjunction with Ogden School District’s free summer lunch program.  Each week we visit a different park, and each day of the week we present a different collection of interactive, playful, and fun science activities.

Our tour is back for the summer of 2014! Here’s the list of dates and parks that we’ll be at from 11:30-1:00, Monday through Friday, offering free, playful science for families to engage with:

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

More information:

Here’s our map, in case you are looking for what site is closest to your home.

Each day includes a different set of activities including:

See it! | Hear it! | Build it! | Move it! | Feel it!
[We're working on links to each of our themes to give you a more comprehensive list of activities.]

“Like” us on Facebook for updates and other fun discussions.

Or, feel free to contact Adam Johnston (ajohnston@weber.edu, 801.626.7711) with your questions or for more specific details.

Support

Science in the Parks has benefited from past and ongoing support from:

Resources

Need more science at home?  (Who doesn’t?!)  We’re compiling helpful links and advice for you on our resource page.  You’re also always welcome to contact us.

And, we’re also working on a “Frequently Asked Questions” page, mostly because it’s interesting to think about the questions we get asked as well as the questions we think we should get asked.

Did you know that there’s an Arts in the Parks program, too? They visit the same parks as us (on different weeks), and we’re big fans of what they do.

Opportunities!

We are always looking for volunteer with us!  Fill out this form to let us know what dates you’d like to join us.

Media and Press

With special thanks to Ron Proctor, here’s some footage and explanation of the program:

Science in the Parks / Arts in the Parks (HD) from WSU CSME on Vimeo