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Discovery Day: Clark Park

Discovery Day: Clark Park
Sat, Apr 26

10:00 am

Discover science in West Philadelphia! Meet local scientists and STEM students and experience the beauty and wonder of Clark Park in a new way. Participate in interactive, hands-on activities that illuminate the science of this iconic neighborhood park!

*Food trucks will be on site selling food and beverage
  • Tickets

    No reservation required

    Free

  • Location

    Clark Park

    4398 Chester Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA, 19104

    Directions


  • Partners

    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    In 1891, the Free Library of Philadelphia was chartered as "a general library which shall be free to all." Since its establishment, the Free Library has grown to become a city-wide system that includes 49 branches, the Parkway Central Library, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and three regional libraries. The Free Library offers one of the country's most extensive collections as well as a series of educational programs, including adult education classes, author events, career services, after-school programs, and the Philadelphia Book Festival. With more than 6 million visits a year and 25 million Web hits a month, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in the city.
    Please Touch Museum
    Please Touch Museum
    Please Touch Museum
    Since its establishment in 1976, Please Touch Museum has been the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia. It was the first museum in the nation designed for families with children ages seven and younger. With a mission to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, Please Touch Museum has laid the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness. Its celebration of childhood development has helped children cultivate their problem-solving skills, develop their imaginations and creativity, and build new relationships with others. Since its establishment, Please Touch Museum has become one of the best children’s museums in the nation, and it will continue to carry out its mission through its fun and imaginative exhibits and programs.
    Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
    Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
    Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
    Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) founded in 1887, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2012. With its extensive research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, Penn Museum is an internationally renowned institution dedicated to the exploration, study, and understanding of human history and cultural diversity. Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 research expeditions around the world and has collected nearly one million objects. Galleries feature materials from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Central America, Asia, and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas and Africa. With educational programming for children, families and adults,Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.
    Monell Chemical Senses Center
    Monell Chemical Senses Center
    Monell Chemical Senses Center
    Founded in 1968, the Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world’s leading independent research organization dedicated to the science of taste and smell. The Center’s cutting–edge interdisciplinary research advances understanding of the mechanisms and functions of these primal senses to benefit human health and well-being. In its role as a nonprofit, Monell provides a comprehensive resource for information and serves as an authority on the science of taste and smell. An integral part of Monell’s mission is preparation of the next generation of scientists. Hundreds of PhD-level scientists have received training through Monell’s pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs, while the Center’s highly successful Science Apprenticeship Program for high school and college students is now in its 30th year. A Philadelphia asset, the Monell Center continues to pursue its groundbreaking exploration of taste and smell, building knowledge and the corresponding potential to benefit human life.
    The Wistar Institute
    The Wistar Institute
    The Wistar Institute
    The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. Founded in 1892 as the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, Wistar has long held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. The Institute works actively to ensure that research advances move from the laboratory to the clinic as quickly as possible. The Wistar Institute: Today’s Discoveries – Tomorrow’s Cures.
    Bartram's Garden
    Bartram's Garden
    Bartram's Garden
    Bartram’s Garden, located along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia, sparks curiosity, encourages lifelong learning, and inspires audiences of all ages to care for the natural world. The Garden and Bartram House are National Historic Landmarks operated by the John Bartram Association in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation.
    Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair
    Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair
    Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair
    Today there are no treatments available to halt the progressive damage initiated by brain trauma. Yet there is hope, based largely on exciting, groundbreaking research at the Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair (previously called the Head Injury Center) has been in existence for more than 30 years and is one of only five designated Brain Injury Centers nationwide, an honor bestowed by the National Institutes of Health.
    Spells Writing Lab
    Spells Writing Lab
    Spells Writing Lab
    Spells Writing Lab is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to develop the creative and expository writing abilities of school-age children and awaken a lifelong love of writing by providing free writing programs and teacher development opportunities throughout the greater Philadelphia area.
    The Schuylkill Center
    The Schuylkill Center
    The Schuylkill Center
    Founded in 1965, The Schuylkill Center is one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country. Envisioning an "island of green" where city dwellers could experience and learn about the natural world, sisters Eleanor Houston Smith and Margaret Houston Meigs, along with their families, donated the extensive parcels of farmland and woods that make up the Center’s grounds today. As our founders intended, the Center is used by thousands of people each year to discover, explore, and study nature.
    University of the Sciences
    University of the Sciences
    University of the Sciences
    University of the Sciences offers students a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in science and healthcare-related fields. A private, coeducational institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the sciences and healthcare marketplace since its founding in 1821. T­he 3,000 students in USciences’ five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving science and healthcare in their communities and in the lives of people worldwide in such disciplines as pharmacy, biology, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy.
    La Salle University
    La Salle University
    La Salle University
    La Salle University is an independent, coeducational insititution that was founded in Philadelphia in 1863 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic order dedicated to teaching and career preparation. Today, La Salle has three schools—Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing and Health Sciences—as well as the College of Professional and Continuing studies, and serves more than 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students. In 2009, La Salle University reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to the sciences by opening its renovated and expanded Holroyd Hall, featuring the Hugh and Nancy Devlin Center for Science and Technology.
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff.
    Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
    Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
    Fractals Rock
    Fractals Rock
    Fractals Rock
    Dr. Skateboard
    Dr. Skateboard
    Dr. Skateboard
    Cradle of Liberty Council
    Cradle of Liberty Council
    Cradle of Liberty Council
    Drexel Biomedical Graduate Association
    Drexel Biomedical Graduate Association
    Drexel Biomedical Graduate Association
    NASA
    NASA
    NASA
    University of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief
    University of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief
    University of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief
  • Activities

    Penn Museum - How Was Early Native American Technology Manufactured?

    Free Library of Philadelphia- What Can You Make with Your Fingerprints?

    UPenn Chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief- Why Does
    Clean Water Matter?

    Monell Chemical Senses Center - Can You Smell What I Smell?

    Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - How Can I Mind My Brain?

    University of Pennsylvania - Friction: Hero or Villain?

    Wistar Institute - How Does Virology and Vaccinology Work?

    Fractals Rock - Are YOU a Fractal?

    Spells Writing Lab- What Makes Superheroes Super?

    Wash Cycle Laundry- Can You Turn Soap Into a Giant Bubble?

    University of the Sciences- How Can You Prevent Injury?

    University of the Sciences- What Genes Are You Wearing?

    University of Pennsylvania Genomics and Computational Biology - What Makes Us
    Different?

    UPenn Lab of Auditory Coding- How Do Auditory Illusions Trick the Ears?

    Please Touch Museum - Why Do We Recycle?

    Drexel Biomedical Graduate Association- What Are Catalysts and How Can We Use
    Them to Make Styrofoam?

    Kodlab, Penn Engineering- Can You Make a Robot Dance?

    Drexel University Civic 101 - Can You Launch a Balloon Rocket?

    Drexel University Civic 101 - Can You Make Your Own Playdough?

    Drexel University Civic 101 - How Far Can Your Paper Airplane Fly?

    Drexel University Civic 101 - How Tall is Your Marshmallow Tower?

    Drexel University Civic 101- How Many Drops Can Fit on a Penny?

    NASA- Do We Live with a Star?

    Bartram's Garden - What Can We Learn from Flowers and Birds?

    University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science- What's
    in My Soil?

    LaSalle University -How Do My Bones Grow?

    The Franklin Institute in Clark Park - What Does Your Brain Do?