Science Day helps kids 'unleash curiosity'

Town of Parker plans to make it an annual event

Elliott Wenzler
ewenzler@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 5/28/21

The Town of Parker hosted its first-ever Science Day in Discovery Park on May 23. The free event consisted of interactive exhibits that were “designed to spark or fuel your child's curiosity,” …

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Science Day helps kids 'unleash curiosity'

Town of Parker plans to make it an annual event

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The Town of Parker hosted its first-ever Science Day in Discovery Park on May 23.

The free event consisted of interactive exhibits that were “designed to spark or fuel your child's curiosity,” according to a press release about the event.

The Parker Arts department's mission includes offering access to a “wide variety of high-quality performances, exhibits and educational programs in arts culture, history and science,” according to its website.

“While we have excelled at developing a depth and breadth of programming for arts and culture, we haven't done as much in the area of science,” said acting cultural director Carrie Classburn. “So this was the perfect opportunity to partner with the Council of Arts, Science & Culture.”

The day at the park featured hands-on experiments and displays on several topics including animals, insects, electricity, flight and space.

Vendors included the Butterfly Pavilion, Denver Audubon Society, Parker Adventist Hospital, South Metro Fire Rescue and Thalimer Observatory. 

The event was created so kids and parents could “unleash their curiosity and explore the wonders of hands-on science, technology and engineering,” 

Eddie Goldstein — a magician, performer and science educator — emceed the event, according to the release.

The town plans to bring the event back annually and expand their science events in the future, Glassburn said. 

“We were so pleased with the support from the community and the science-based organizations that participated,” Glassburn said.

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