eclipse science

Keep reading to understand more about eclipses and how to view them, but at the very end of this post is the punchline: We’ll have some solar viewing glasses to give out to Science in the Parks participants, each Monday (“See it!” day) of our tour.

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 …

back to school

Summer came and went, and now we’re all back in school. Some of our staff are starting their very first days as new teachers — and you’re all very lucky to have these people in your communities and working with your children for the long term. As for me, the director, I get to think…

sand and water

We cleaned up Science in the Parks today. I came home with specks of white powder all over my shirt from when I was taking out some garbage that included the remnant of a 50-pound bag of corn starch. I had a rainbow of food color staining my hands from washing out the bin with…

bubbles

Hosting this parks program for 10 years, there have been lots of awkward and funny slips and spills. Most of these result from “Feel it!” day and the variety of goos that we create on Fridays. In fact, it was a few years ago that Arts in the Parks started going to parks a week…

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…

2016 Summer Tour

We’re excited to announce our Summer Tour for 2016! June 6-10, 2016 at West Ogden Park (751 West 24th Street, Ogden) June 13-17, 2016 at Lorin Farr Park (769 Canyon Road, Ogden) June 20-24, 2016 at 4th Street Park  (275 4th Street, Ogden) June 27-July 1, 2016  at Lester Park (663 24th Street, Ogden) *NOTE: THIS LOCATION CHANGED from a…