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Science and Math Community Activities

You are invited!

Nurture the excitement and love of science and math in our young and young at heart! Join the fun and bring the whole family. 


Science Fairs

The annual Harold W. and Helen M. Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair (RSEF) serves junior and senior high students in the Box Elder, Daggett, Davis, Morgan, North Summit, South Summit, Ogden, and Weber County School Districts. 

Each year, about 400 students compete at this two-day event. At the RSEF, finalists from the region are selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

For other science fair volunteer opportunities, you can also see other upcoming science fairs by checking out our events page.

Science in the Parks

Join us May - August, as WSU science and math faculty for hands-on activities designed to capture children's curiosity and wonder about the world around them. This fun interactive outreach program designed for children of all ages, especially preschool through middle school, as well as their families.  

Each week we visit a different park, and everything is FREE.


Summer Camps

Students from kindergarten through high school can register for week-long science & math related summer camps. Encourage in-depth discovery learning & mentor the budding scientist & mathematician in your child!

♦ Pathways Camps ( Lots of hiking through our beautiful foothills)
WSU PREP Academy (Register first of the year)


Ott Planetarium

Did you know WSU has its very own planetarium, complete with the night sky displayed overhead and other astronomical exhibits?  View a schedule of activities and take advantage of this great local resource for your family.

The Ott Planetarium at Weber State University has over a dozen different productions including rocket propulsion, phases of the moon, supernovae, and so much more!



WSU Discovery Loop Trail

Come take a hike with your family right in WSU’s own backyard. There are educational signs along the trailway describing plants, rocks, and animals found along the trail system.

To learn more, please visit our trails website.



WSU Dept. of Physics Open House

This is a great family event filled with exciting and fun activities! You'll learn about electricity, fire, optics and lasers, magnetics and so much more. Free tours and activities through the Museum of Natural Science and Ott Planetarium shows are also included! 

This event occurs in October each year and is always absolutely free.
To learn more, please visit the Physics Open House page.





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CSME Director

Adam Johnston
Room TY 204, Mail Code 2509

Mailing address

Weber State University
Center for Science and
Math Education

1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2509
Ogden, UT 84408-2509

Building location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)

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