STEM Week Events 2020

All Events Will Take Place Rain or Shine

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Saturday - February 22, 2020

9:00am to 12:00pm

SDSU's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Presented by: SDSU's College of Engineering Femineer Program | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Physics

Monday - March 2, 2020

1:00pm to 2:00pm

D.I.Y. Rainforest Terrarium by Toshwerks

Presented by: Balboa Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Ecology, Environment

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Sounds of the Rainforest: Making a Manguare (Amazonian people drum) by Arts for Learning

Presented by: Carmel Valley Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Environment

Tuesday - March 3, 2020

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Culture, Climate & Communication

Presented by: Southern California Professional Development Federation | Ages: Educator Specific | Topics: Education, Other

6:00pm to 7:00pm

D.I.Y. Rainforest Terrarium by Toshwerks

Presented by: Mountain View/Beckwourth Branch Library | Ages: Grade School | Topics: Art, Ecology, Environment

Thursday - March 5, 2020

9:45am to 10:45am

"Ferdinand the Bull"

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Art, Education

11:30am to 12:30pm

"Ferdinand the Bull"

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Art, Education

3:30pm to 4:15pm

Saving Conures Through Conservation by SoCal Parrot

Presented by: Carmel Mountain Ranch Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Ecology, Environment

3:30pm to 4:15pm

Saving Conures Through Conservation by SoCal Parrot

Presented by: Carmel Mountain Ranch Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Ecology, Environment

Friday - March 6, 2020

9:45am to 10:45am

"Ferdinand the Bull"

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Art, Education

11:30am to 12:30pm

"Ferdinand the Bull"

Presented by: Classics 4 Kids | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Art, Education

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Go Wild with Zovargo by Zovargo

Presented by: Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

Saturday - March 7, 2020

10:00am to 5:00pm

EXPO Day (San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering)

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Art

11:00am to 3:00pm

The New Children's Museum's Innovators LAB

Presented by: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Biology, Education

12:00pm to 2:00pm

STEM Club - Invent Your World with Electronic Textiles

Presented by: Sylvan Learning Center - Chula Vista | Ages: Grade School | Topics: Engineering

Sunday - March 8, 2020

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Women in STEM

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Art, Biology

Monday - March 9, 2020

8:30am to 11:30am

STEM in Your Backyard: North County

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

10:30am to 3:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceangrahphy | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

3:00pm to 7:00pm

Energy Saving Adventures Sports Science Fair

Presented by: County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Coding, Energy, Engineering

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Suds & Science—Under Pressure: How the Body Uses Force to Function

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology

Tuesday - March 10, 2020

10:30am to 3:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceangrahphy | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

2:00pm to 6:00pm

Energy Saving Adventures Sports Science Fair

Presented by: County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Chemistry, Engineering, Other

3:00pm to 4:00pm

D.I.Y. Rainforest Terrarium by Toshwerks

Presented by: Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Biology, Ecology

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Women in STEM

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Art

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar—Climate Change Edition

Presented by: Fleet Science Center in partnership with UC San Diego | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology

6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Science of Yoga and the Nervous System

Presented by: Honey Yoga | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

Wednesday - March 11, 2020

9:30am to 12:30pm

STEM in Your Backyard: Central San Diego

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

10:30am to 3:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceangrahphy | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Biocom's Life Science Young Leaders Networking Event: Sip & Socialize

Presented by: Biocom Life Science Young Leaders | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

5:30pm to 8:00pm

X-ray Vision Isn’t Just for Superman: The Leidos® Experience

Presented by: Leidos | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Computers, Engineering, Optics, Photonics and Lasers

6:00pm to 7:00pm

D.I.Y. Rainforest Terrarium by Toshwerks

Presented by: Oak Park Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Ecology, Environment

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Suds & Science—Where Art & Science Intersect, Part 1

Presented by: Fleet Science Center and the San Diego Art Institute | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Biology, Chemistry

7:00pm to 8:00pm

CSUSM Presents: STEM On Tap at Wavelength Brewing Co.

Presented by: College of Science and Mathematics, CSUSM | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Math, Physics

Thursday - March 12, 2020

9:00am to 1:00pm

STEM Possible

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | Ages: High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Anthropology

10:30am to 3:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceangrahphy | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

12:30pm to 3:30pm

STEM in Your Backyard: East County

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar—Celebrating Women in STEM Edition

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Biology

6:00pm to 7:00pm

AI for K-12 Educators

Presented by: Robolink | Ages: College/Beyond (21+), Educator Specific | Topics: Coding, Education, Robotics

Friday - March 13, 2020

10:00am to 1:00pm

STEM in Your Backyard: South Bay

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

10:00am to 11:30am

Conservation + Comics - Preserve, Protect, and Make Art with the National Park Service

Presented by: National Park Service - Cabrillo National Monument | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

10:00am to 7:00pm

Boz Institute Open Lab: Flies, Fish, and a Whole Lot of Genes

Presented by: Boz Life Science Research and Teaching Institute | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Environment

10:30am to 3:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceangrahphy | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Conservation + Comics - Preserve, Protect, and Make Art with the National Park Service

Presented by: National Park Service - Cabrillo National Monument | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

3:30pm to 7:00pm

Scripps Research Symposium: Engaging the Community

Presented by: Scripps Research | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

7:00pm to 9:30pm

Pop-Culture Science—The Social Science of Get Out

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Other

Saturday - March 14, 2020

9:00am to 12:00pm

San Diego Miramar College hosts Science Fun for Kids ages 5-99

Presented by: San Diego Miramar College | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

9:00am to 12:00pm

SDSU Girl Powered Workshop

Presented by: SDSU's College of Engineering Femineer Program | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Engineering, Robotics

9:00am to 2:00pm

Boz Institute Open Lab: Flies, Fish, and a Whole Lot of Genes

Presented by: Boz Life Science Research and Teaching Institute | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Environment

9:00am to 12:00pm

Coastal Habitat Restoration - at the beach!

Presented by: The San Diego River Park Foundation | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Ecology, Environment

9:15am to 3:00pm

Expanding Your Horizons 2020 Conference

Presented by: Expanding Your Horizons of San Diego | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Computers

10:00am to 4:00pm

Super STEM Saturday

Presented by: College of Science and Mathematics, CSUSM | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Anthropology

10:00am to 2:00pm

Hike Eagle Peak Preserve & Practice Citizen Science!

Presented by: The San Diego River Park Foundation | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Ecology, Environment

12:00pm to 2:00pm

STEM Club - Invent Your World with Electronic Textiles

Presented by: Sylvan Learning Center - Chula Vista | Ages: Grade School | Topics: Engineering

2:00pm to 3:00pm

D.I.Y. Rainforest Terrarium by Toshwerks

Presented by: Ocean Beach Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Ecology, Environment

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Fleet Night of Science—I have Pi on my Brain

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Math, Other

Sunday - March 15, 2020

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Coding Jam

Presented by: ThoughtSTEM | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers

1:00pm to 4:00pm

ART, MUSIC & MEMORY - PAINT, SIP, RELAX & LEARN!

Presented by: Wine and Canvas San Diego | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Education, Other

Tuesday - March 17, 2020

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Go Wild with Zovargo by Zovargo

Presented by: University Heights Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Sounds of the Rainforest: Making a Manguare (Amazonian people drum) by Arts for Learning

Presented by: San Ysidro Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Environment

Wednesday - March 18, 2020

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Go Wild with Zovargo by Zovargo

Presented by: Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

4:00pm to 4:45pm

Saving Conures Through Conservation by SoCal Parrot

Presented by: North Clairemont Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Ecology, Environment

Friday - March 20, 2020

3:00pm to 4:00pm

D.I.Y. Rainforest Terrarium by Toshwerks

Presented by: Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Ecology, Environment

Saturday - March 21, 2020

9:00am to 2:00pm

SDSU Science & Engineering Sampler

Presented by: SDSU College of Sciences | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Biology

10:30am to 12:00pm

Sounds of the Rainforest: Making a Manguare (Amazonian people drum) by Arts for Learning

Presented by: Rancho Bernardo Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Environment

Tuesday - March 24, 2020

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Go Wild with Zovargo by Zovargo

Presented by: Mission Hills/Hillcrest-Knox Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Sounds of the Rainforest: Making a Manguare (Amazonian people drum) by Arts for Learning

Presented by: College Rolando Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Environment

Wednesday - March 25, 2020

2:30pm to 3:15pm

Saving Conures Through Conservation by SoCal Parrot

Presented by: San Carlos Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Ecology, Environment

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Go Wild with Zovargo by Zovargo

Presented by: Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Ecology

Thursday - March 26, 2020

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Minecraft: Go Wild & Explore the Rainforest! by Microsoft

Presented by: Tierrasanta Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Ecology

Saturday - March 28, 2020

8:00am to 3:00pm

San Diego Nanotechnology Infrastructure (SDNI) K-12 Educational Symposium

Presented by: UC San Diego CREATE | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Biology, Biotech

1:00pm to 1:45pm

Saving Conures Through Conservation by SoCal Parrot

Presented by: Linda Vista Branch Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Ecology, Environment

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Join us - EXPO Day at Petco Park

March 7, 2020 - 10a-5p

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

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