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 ParkJune 16 – 20: Liberty ParkJune 23 – 27: Monroe ParkJune 30 – July 3: Mt. Ogden ParkJuly 7 – 11: Jaycee ParkJuly 14 – 18: West Ogden Park
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.]
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Or, feel free to contact Adam Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org, 801.626.7711) with your questions or for more specific details.
Science in the Parks has benefited from past and ongoing support from:
- The Val A. Browning Foundation
- Weber County R.A.M.P.
- The Utah Families Foundation
- The Ott Planetarium
- Weber State’s Department of Physics and College of Science
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.
Media and Press
With special thanks to Ron Proctor, here’s some footage and explanation of the program: