STEM In Your Backyard

STEM in Your Backyard Location & Dates

October 2017

Vista – Oct 1, 2017 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Location is at the main street parking lot and the lot is located adjacent to AVO Playhouse: 303 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084 (Corner of Main Street and S. Indiana Avenue). Click here to download the flyer. FREE Family Fun! Hands-on activities, professional development, and more!

November 2017

Clairemont - Madison High School - Saturday, November 18 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

December 2017

Chula Vista - Chula Vista Library - Saturday, December 2 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

January 2018

City Heights - Saturday, January 27 (Time TBD)

February 2018

East County - Los Coches Creek Middle School - Saturday, February 10 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

March 2018

Logan Heights - Logan Heights Library - Wednesday, March 7 - 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

North County Region - Oceanside, Date TBD

South Bay - Castle Park High School - Friday, March 9 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

East County Region - Mar 2018 - Festival Week

April 2018

Mission Bay - Apr 2018 (Date TBD)


Exposing K-12 Students to Interactive STEM Experiences

Sparking a love for science in diverse communities throughout San Diego!

STEM in Your Backyard brings pocket-sized versions of the popular San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering to neighborhoods all over the county throughout the year.  Students, families, and business leaders are given the opportunity to interact and engage in an impactful setting leading to quality discussions and in-depth learning.

STEM education is essential to our nation’s social and economic prosperity. Here in California, where STEM clusters are among the fastest growing in the world, it is vital that students engage in STEM fields at an early age in order to meet workforce demands of the future. To meet these workforce demands, San Diego youth must have access to STEM learning opportunities, STEM role models, and programs that

STEM In Your Backyard provides access to free, meaningful STEM experiences by bringing the spark of science directly to communities throughout San Diego. Each STEM In Your Backyard is organized similarly to a street fair: local companies, non-profits and community organizations set up exhibit booths with fun, hands-on STEM activities for all participants. STEM In Your Backyard increases the opportunities for students to interact with STEM professionals, providing youth with positive and diverse STEM role models and changing the image of STEM. This STEM exposure encourages youth to stay involved in STEM and consider a career in this field a reality.

STEM In Your Backyard is a collective effort between industry, business leaders, community organizations, academia, schools and school districts, and parents. Support of this program speaks to a commitment to accessible, quality STEM educational experiences for our communities and a devotion to the sustainability of San Diego County’s thriving STEM-based industries.

Nonprofit and educational institutions who are interested in exhibiting, please fill out the brief application and we will contact you with more information.

Interested in sponsoring a STEM In Your Backyard?  Contact Silvana DelPiccolo, Senior Manager of Philanthropy & Corporate Giving

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Photos from 2016-17 STEM In Your Backyard Events

Engage and encourage kids in science and engineering and work with parents and teachers to inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovators.

The Festival's Mission

2017 Gold Sponsors

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