Category: updates

graduates

We’ve wound down another summer tour, and as things are being scrubbed, parked, and shelved, I’m reminded that this isn’t only about the kids who come to the program. It’s also about the people who work and volunteer here. Many of the people who host science each summer are working on degrees, and many of…

playing in the dirt

As I was walking through the scene at the park today, I overheard a mom telling her kids, “You could go play in the dirt over there.” I made an internal note of that. When and where else do you hear a mom telling her kids to go play in the dirt? In this case,…

2019 Summer Parks Tour

We’re looking forward another summer of science outside in Ogden City Parks! Here’s our schedule for 2019, 11:30a-1:00p at each of the following: June 10-14: Lorin Farr Park (769 Canyon Road) June 17-21: Monroe Park (850 E 30th Street) June 24-28: Lester Park (663 E 24th Street) July 1-3: Mt. Ogden Park (3144 Taylor Avenue)…

Day 1

The first day of Science in the Parks is celebratory. I think for many of us it signifies a start to our summer season, and of course it’s a public launch of the program. It’s almost always sunny and even as we feel a little less organized than we will next week (we forgot tape…

Final Preparations

There’s a lot that’s happening behind the scenes as we get ready for the opening of Science in the Parks’ 2017 tour. On Monday we get to set out into the community, starting with Lester Park and continuing per our summer schedule (posted here). Basically, we just follow Arts in the Parks around Ogden, so…

2017 Summer Tour!

Have you been waiting? Are you eager for summer 2017? Need some more play and science in your life? We’re right there with you, so: We’re delighted to announce our Summer Tour for 2017! June 5-9, 2017 at Lester Park (663 24th Street, Ogden) June 12-16, 2017 at Lorin Farr Park (769 Canyon Road, Ogden) June 19-23, 2017 at 4th Street Park …

work and play

We’re rounding out the first week of the 2016 tour of Science in the Parks, and already we’re having all kinds of fun. On our Facebook page and on our Flickr account you can see photos that people post. (In addition, we had this recent bit of press, and some people out in the community…

in preparation

The other day I walked into our modest prep area in the basement of the lecture hall. There was a line of string running from a cabinet to the gas spigot, and from the string there was a makeshift collection of miniature laundry. In this case, it was pieces of filter paper that had been…

Call for volunteers

Science in the Parks has a few elves in the background, working hard to put air in tires of the trailer, make sure we have enough string, develop new activities, and just generally make sure we’re organized and ready. That’s a small part of what we need, though. We need volunteers to make this program…