About

Science in the Parks is an interactive outreach program for children of all ages, especially preschool through middle school, as well as their families. The free program visits six parks each summer in the Ogden area, in conjunction with Ogden School District’s free summer lunch program. Each week we visit a different park, and each day of the week we present a different collection of interactive, playful, and fun science activities.

Schedule

This year lunch from Ogden School District will be handed out from multiple school locations (similar to the set up from 2020). Science in the Parks will be handing out Grab-n-Go science kits in conjunction with the Ott Planetarium and Science Saturdays. Each month will have a different theme!

We update our calendar and other details on our blog each season.

More information

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Each day includes a different set of activities focused on a different theme (displayed in our logo):

See it! | Hear it! | Build it! | Move it! | Feel it!

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Or, feel free to contact Amanda Gentry (amandagentry@weber.edu, 801.626.6061) with your questions or for more specific details.

Resources

Need more science at home? (Who doesn’t?!) We’re compiling helpful links and advice for you on this resource page. You’re also always welcome to contact us with ideas or questions, too.

Did you know that there’s an Arts in the Parks program, too? They visit the same parks as us (on different weeks), and we’re big fans of what they do.

Opportunities!

We are always looking for volunteer with us!

Support

Science in the Parks has benefited from this long list of supporters, both within and beyond Weber State University.

Media and Press

We’ve collected some media links for more information, including some of our TV coverage in 2014. And, with special thanks to Ron Proctor, here’s some footage and explanation of the program:

Science in the Parks / Arts in the Parks (HD) from WSU CSME on Vimeo