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Discovery Day: Hunting Park

Discovery Day: Hunting Park
Sat, Apr 26

11:00 am

Science abounds in Hunting Park! Join students, community leaders and neighborhood residents for an array of hands-on experiments exploring the science behind everything from car hydraulics to healthy eating. This event is organized by the Hunting Park Community Science Network.
  • Tickets

    No reservation required

    Free

  • Location

    Hunting Park

    900 Hunting Park Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA, 19140

    Directions


  • Speakers

    Dr. Skateboard
    Dr. Skateboard
    Bill Robertson, Ph.D. is currently an Associate Professor in the Teacher Education Department in the College of Education and an Associate Provost for Academic Technologies at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). As an Associate Professor, his academic areas of expertise are in science education, curriculum development and technology integration in the K-12 levels. Bill was a recipient of the 2009 University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award and in 2008, he was selected as a Fulbright US Scholar and worked in Santiago, Chile. A long time participant and performer in skateboarding with over 35 years in the sport, he has developed Dr. Skateboard's Action Science (http://www.drskateboard.com), which addresses physical science concepts for middle school students utilizing skateboarding and bicycle motocross (BMX).
  • Partners

    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    In 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.
    Philadelphia Water Department
    Philadelphia Water Department
    Philadelphia Water Department
    The Philadelphia Water Department and Water Revenue Bureau serve the Greater Philadelphia region by providing integrated water, wastewater, and stormwater services.
    The Food Trust
    The Food Trust
    The Food Trust
    Founded in 1992, The Food Trust works to improve the health of children and adults, promote good nutrition, increase access to nutritious foods, and advocate for better public policy. The Food Trust strives to make healthy food available to all. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, we've developed a comprehensive approach that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.
    Philadelphia Solar Energy Association
    Philadelphia Solar Energy Association
    Philadelphia Solar Energy Association
    PSEA is an all-volunteer membership organization whose goal is to promote the rapid adoption of solar energy technologies in the Delaware Valley through distinguished guest lectures, hands on demonstrations, participation in regional and national conferences, and other methods and activities.
    Temple University
    Temple University
    Temple University
    Founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple College became Temple University in 1907 and has evolved into a comprehensive urban research and academic institution. Explore Temple traditions, read the Mission Statement, check out the latest news or follow Owl Athletic teams.
    Beekeeper's Guild
    Beekeeper's Guild
    Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild
    Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
    Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
    Simple Cycle
    Simple Cycle
    Simple Cycle
    All-American SoapBox Derby, Inc.
    All-American SoapBox Derby, Inc.
    All-American SoapBox Derby, Inc.
    Dr. Skateboard
    Dr. Skateboard
    Dr. Skateboard
    University of the Arts
    University of the Arts
    University of the Arts
  • Activities

    The Dow Chemical Company - How Does a NASCAR Work?

    The Franklin Institute- What Does Your Brain Do?

    Simple Cycle- Can You Build Your Own Bike?

    Philadelphia Bee Keepers Guild- Whose Job Is It, Anyway?

    Esperanza College- What Can You Create with Chemistry?

    All-American SoapBox Derby Inc.- What Is a SoapBox Derby?

    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?

    ASPIRA- Can You Launch A Rocket?

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

    Dr. Skateboard - Is There Science in Skateboarding?

    Grumblethorpe- How Can You Keep the Bugs Away?

    University of the Arts- What Did One Neuron Say to the Other Neuron?

    Esperanza - How Do Boomerangs Work?

    Esperanza - How Do Hula Hoops Work?

    Esperanza - How Do Parachutes Work?

    Esperanza - What's the Science Behind Tug of War?

    Indio's Auto Parts & Repair - How Does Rubber Meet the Road?


    Indio’s Auto Parts & Repair - How Do Hydraulics Work?

    Temple University Community Engagement Course- Is Your Phone a Microscope?

    Marylin's Sweet Cakes- Why Is Baking Soda So Important?

    Philadelphia Water Department- Who Drinks the River?

    Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing: H2o- Friend or Foe?

    Edison High School- What Do You and a Strawberry Have in Common?

    Philadelphia Solar Energy Association- Is The Sun a Racing Fuel?