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.
Note: Due to the pandemic and social distancing guidelines, Summer 2020 will be devoted to providing more at-home science resources that we’ll archive here and we’ll continually add to the blog — so please subscribe for updates!
Read our announcement about Summer 2020 here, and then:
- take a look at our at-home resource page,
- see all of our news and blog posts (and subscribe for more), or just filter them for at-home ideas,
- or contact us if you have questions, ideas, or your own science to share!
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.
When we’re fully operational, all activities are free to all comers, hosted from approximately 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, coinciding with Ogden School District’s free lunch program hosted at each of these parks. Each day of the week will celebrate a different theme and a different set of activities, and these will be cycled through at each park. We’ve teamed up with Arts in the Park so that we follow them through town.
Also, take a look at:
- some more background and information,
- read our recent news,
- dive into our at-home resources we’re developing,
- contact us, or
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.