Author: Adam Johnston

jello optics

Some science investigations are especially fun to do at home. Playing with light and playing with jello are each great activities for indoors. This investigation prompt puts these two things together. Here’s a video that Adam made himself, in his own home, with no fancy lab or equipment — the kind of setting we that…

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.


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.