Ecology

Super STEM Saturday

Explore interactive demonstrations and hands-on science activities at Super STEM Saturday, including rocket launches, build-a-robot stations, model displays, scientist chats and a obstacle course. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking available in Lots E, F, and H. Super STEM Saturday is designed to expose and engage kids of all ages and their families to the diverse and exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as the STEM disciplines.

Super STEM Saturday

Explore interactive demonstrations and hands-on science activities at Super STEM Saturday, including rocket launches, build-a-robot stations, model displays, scientist chats and a obstacle course. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking available in Lots E, F, and H.

Ms. Smarty-Plants™

Visit Ms. Smarty-Plants™ at the beautiful Water Conservation Garden for an outdoor learning adventure that includes a garden tour, music, magic and fun! Learn about local water supply, changes in the climate, conservation, adaptations, and plant a water-smart plant to take home. Activities are in line with California State Standards, E-STEM and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Field Trip is FREE in partnership with The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering.

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar: Women to the Rescue

What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun community program by the Fleet Science Center. During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™, local scientists will enjoy something we all do: a good conversation in a local bar. Join them, and ask them anything you want! They'll be easy to spot. Just look for the sign that reads: "We are scientists. Ask us anything!"

We love hearing the questions being asked and seeing pictures of all the fun, so if you participate, be sure to post on social media, and tag the Fleet and use the hashtag #2scientists.

7th Annual Marine Science Day

Marine Science Day is a free showcase of SDSU’s marine lab facility and scientific research for the public, hosted by MEBSA, the Marine Ecology and Biology Student Association. Throughout the day there will be family-friendly activities, research talks given by students and faculty, games, a marine life touch tank, SCUBA gear demonstrations, raffle, and much more!

MESSY SCIENCE

Library NExT’s Messy Science class offers hands-on learning activities, including the opportunity to design structures and test their resiliency. Students explore concepts such as tsunamis, landslides, permafrost, glaciers, and sea level rise. Learn why and how things ooze, what makes an explosion and the hidden reason why some things can spin and others cannot. Come prepared to make a mess.

Watershed Warriors

Join the San Diego River Park Foundation, the City of Santee Stormwater Program, and the Santee Historical Society for a day of hands-on fun and learning! Visitors will have the chance to explore a museum of Santee history, try their hand at creating rain, enjoy native plant gardens, and get dirty with some hands-on community service… all in one place! This experience is an open house, so feel free to drop by anytime between 11:00am and 1:30pm, but we recommend you planning to stay for at least an hour. Scroll down for more details!

San Diego Citizen Science Expo 2017

Don't just learn about science this week, do it. Regional science efforts throughout San Diego County need your help. Learn about how you can contribute to over 20 local science efforts, while doing things you enjoy. Do science while you hike, surf, read, fish, garden, play online games, and more. Participate in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon and help increase the coverage of women scientists in Wikipedia. Enjoy lectures about how members of the public have made amazing contributions to local research projects. Anyone can help science--find out how at this FREE event.

EXPO Day at PETCO Park

The Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering is a week-long educational experience from March 4-12 that is FREE and open to the public. Kicking off the week on March 4th is EXPO Day at PETCO Park (from 10am-5pm), which is the largest event of the week, with over 120 different handson activities for kids and families. Engage, explore, and get excited about science, technology, engineering and math! For full details and up to date information, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @loveSTEMsd

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Join us - EXPO Day at Petco Park

March 2, 2019 - 10a-5p

Over 125 hands-on exhibits, live performances, free and open to the public -- all in the fun and exciting venue of PETCO Park in Downtown San Diego!

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It takes true community spirit and engagement to build a successful Festival Week that not only provides meaningful experiences, but sets a path for the future of San Diego.

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