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Overton Park Conservancy Hosts Park Day and Science Fair

Overton Park was the center of science and fun Sunday.
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Overton Park was the center of science and fun Sunday.
 
The Overton Park Conservancy partnered with the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, and Christian Brothers University to put on the Park Fun Day and Science Fair over the weekend.
 
It gave people a chance to learn about researchers use the old forest state natural area as a learning lab.
 
The main event was on the master tree climbing competition.
 
“They’re testing their skills, they’re simulating our everyday life at work. Most of these guys climb trees for a living, and this is giving them an opportunity to compete and show their skills and be judged for their safety and agility,” said Wes Hopper of the International Society of Arboriculture.
 
Winners from the competition head to the world championship in Columbus, Ohio in August.