Science in the Parks is an interactive outreach program designed 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.

Program

This year lunch from Ogden School District will be handed out from multiple school locations (similar to the set up from 2020). Science in the Parks will be handing out Grab-n-Go science kits in conjunction with the Ott Planetarium and Science Saturdays to bring you science experiments that will make your summer terrific! Kits are free to all comers and will be handed out each month in conjunction with the Ogden School District free lunch program. Each kit will also have a different theme and a different set of activities, and these activities will be cycled through each month.
Here is the updated schedule of activities for the 2021 summer program:
  • Week of June 21 – Constellations
  • UPDATE: Week of July 12th – Lava lamps
    • Monday July 12: Kits will be at Heritage, Lincoln, and Bonneville Elementaries
    • Tuesday July 13th: Kits will be at Ben Lomond and Ogden High, Madison Elementary, New Bridge Elementary, Odyssey Elementary and West Ogden Park.
  • Week of August 9th** – Rockets

Kits will be dropped off at each Ogden School District lunch program location on the Monday of each week listed above (**August kits will be handed out at the 25th St. Farmers Market on Saturday August 28th). Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis (but don’t worry, we should have enough for everyone!). Be sure to check out the Ott Planetarium Science Saturday schedule for more information! 

Typically, we coordinate our 6-week summer “tour” to Ogden City parks in coordination with Ogden School District’s lunch program and our Arts in the Park partners. We post that schedule on our blog and spread the word through social media and other outlets. (Here’s an example from our 2019 Tour.) Other news, updates, and resources are posted on our blog, too.

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Support

We’re grateful to a long list of supporters both within and beyond Weber State University, devoted staff and volunteers, and especially all of the children and families who come to play.