Author: Adam Johnston

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slime science

Local scientists get their hands on some slime in the park.

In recent years, “slime” has become a big hit. You can find kits and recipes for it in craft stores, and we know lots of kids who have become expert slime artisans. Just for the record, we’ve been putting slime into baggies for kids to mix since we started Science in the Parks. We’d like…

Summer 2020

As you can surely appreciate, we’ve made the decision, along with Arts in the Parks, to provide alternative programming for the summer. Instead of planning a tour to visit hundreds of you congregating in our local neighborhood parks, we’ll come up with things we can share for you to do at home.

listening

Some of our background noises are quieter these days. What are you hearing? What can you start to notice at different times of day or in different places? Here’s an example of some of us listening to birdsongs.

looking up and beyond

As the weather gets nicer, it’s not only great for going out in the day, but also for going outside at night. There’s a lot of great science happening both during light and dark hours. In fact, observing dark skies is a scientific study all by itself! Sometimes we take it for granted, but the…