Science in the Park Comes to Irvine Regional Park Saturday, April 29 Join OC Parks and The Cooper Center for a free family festival celebrating archaeology, paleontology, history, culture, and science.

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The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to announce Science in the Park, a free family event on Saturday, April 29 at Irvine Regional Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Science in the Park is presented in partnership with The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, and celebrates Orange County’srich heritage of natural history, native animals and plants, local Native American culture, and will explore the fascinating world of science with the community.

 

Science in the Park welcomes the young and the young at heart to enjoy a variety of activities including archaeological and paleontological demonstrations and exhibits, science experiments, and a volcano eruption demonstration. The event will also feature the Junior Scientist Camp that offers educational crafts and hands-on activities that span Native American rock art, microfossil investigation, mini fossil & artifact excavations, fossil rubbings, and more.

Additional participants for Science in the Park include volcano expert Dr. Val Memeti, Bolsa Chica Conservancy, Tucker Wildlife Center, Mineralogical Society of SouthernCalifornia, California State University Fullerton’s Mathematics Club, Chemistry Club and Geology Club, SWCA Environmental Consultants,
and Sea & Sage Audubon.

Science in the Park is presented by OC Parks’ Cooper Center in partnership with California State University – Fullerton. The event will be held at Irvine Regional Park wherethe Orange County Zoo is located, and the Zoo will have a Discovery Cart and Ranger talks throughout the day. Join OC Parks for a day of fun, sun, and opportunities to learn about Orange County’s rich natural heritage.

April 29 – Science in the Park

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Event Cost: FREE

Parking: $5 per vehicle

Zoo Admission: $2

Location: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/civicax/inc/blobfetch.aspx?BlobID=63166

Credit: The County of Orange and OC Parks.

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