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

Science in the Parks will be returning to the parks this year! We are partnering with the Ott Planetarium and Science Saturdays to bring you science experiments that will make your summer terrific! Activities are free to all comers and is hosted from approximately 11:30-1:00, in conjunction with the Ogden School District free lunch program. Each day of the week, we will celebrate a different theme and a different set of activities, and these activities will be cycled through each park. Below is a list of locations and dates for each week this summer:

  • June 7-11: Lorin Farr Park (769 Canyon Road)
  • June 14-18: Monroe Park (850 E. 30th Street)
  • June 21-25: Lester Park (663 E. 24th Street)
  • June 28 – July 2: Mt. Ogden Park (3144 Taylor Avenue)
  • July 5-9: 4th Street Park (275 4th Street)
  • July 12-16: West Ogden Park (751 W. 24th Street)

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.