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…

science and children (and adults, too)

One of the things we think is unique about Science in the Parks is that it offers children a unique way to engage with scientific ideas.  We offer them the stuff and the space, and for the most part we let kids get their hands into the moving parts, simple patterns, and gooey messes, all on their…

color changes

While we’re hosting Science it the Parks each summer, we also spend some time looking at future activities.  Just yesterday afternoon, the staff were making sure that the bottles of soda (orange, grape, strawberry, and pineapple Fanta) were drunk as quickly as possible so that we could use the empty bottles for new sound experiments.  This…

rain

This is our 9th year hosting Science in the Parks, and we have yet to cancel a day.  This morning as we were getting ready, I was checking the weather radar and scanning the horizon and thinking that today might be that day.  A little rain doesn’t hurt, but it’s our standing policy that if…

fountains of science

Really, we do suggest to kids that they should step back and sit on the grass when we get ready for a demonstration. But sometimes they just can’t hold back.

Paper Rockets

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