STEM In Your Backyard

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Many thanks to Los Coches Creek Middle School of the Cajon Valley School District for an awesome partnership and great video displaying the collaboration that exists through our programming.


STEM in Your Backyard Upcoming Location & Dates


March 2018

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

North County Region -High Tech High North County (San Marcos) - Wednesday, March 7 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm  *This event is outdoors and all exhibitors must provide their own tent.

South Bay - Castle Park High School - Friday, March 9 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

East County Region - Lakeside Community Center - Saturday, March 10 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

April 2018

Mission Bay - Tecolote Shores - Sunday, April 22 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

May 2018

Location and 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

I'm Interested in Exhibiting

Photos from 2017 STEM In Your Backyard Events

2018 Gold Sponsors

Join us - EXPO Day at Petco Park

March 3rd, 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!

EXPO Day Info

2018 Sponsors

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.

2018 Sponsor Honor Roll

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