Citizen Science in the National Park
|Presented By||National Parks Service|
|Goal||Discover ways to do real science in the National Park|
|Task||Swab pennies, classify clouds, record wildlife, look for fossils|
|Where||Independence National Historic Park, Market Street, Chinatown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 19107, United S|
Science in the National Park is an exciting new collaboration with the National Parks Service, supporting their Every Kid in a Park Initiative! This event will take place on Thursday, April 27 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia – there are funds available to purchase supplies for our activity providers!
What do the Liberty Bell, pennies, and the International Space Station have in common?
Mastodon Fossils in Philly?
Learn about local air quality conditions while waiting for SEPTA.
Look up! What types of clouds do you see? NASA wants to know!
Look Down! What insects and plants can you find and identify?
Just like Lewis & Clark, you can record all of your observations in a journal: the clouds you classified, the air quality indicators you recorded, the insects and plants you found and more!
We need volunteers to help coordinate these activities. Sign up to participate or to volunteer by clicking "Request to Join" on this page.
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|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a walk, run, On a hike|
|Tags||independence park, nps, philadephia science festival, psf|
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