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Spring into STEAM is the San Diego Public Library’s science-focused program series for 9 - 12-year-old students. Workshops take place during the months of March, April and May at all 36 branch libraries across the city. 

We are partnering with local science experts and organizations to create a truly unique educational experience.  Complete this year’s STEAM Challenge, earning six stars - one for each mission, to earn your Citizen Scientist Award Medal.

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March Programs

 
Build your own watershed workshop
Build Your Own Watershed
 
What is a watershed and do you live in one? Students will explore how humans impact local waterways, build their own watershed model and discover how they can help keep our ocean clean in this workshop.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
March 5th | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | College Rolando Library
March 6th | 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. | Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
March 23rd | 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. | La Jolla/Riford Library
March 28th | 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. | Kensington-Normal Heights Library
March 28th | 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. | Scripps Miramar Ranch Library

Create a Creature painting
Create-a-Creature: Animal Adaptations
 
Marine life has been evolving and adapting to their environment for millions of years. See how sea life has adapted to their unique environment and use this knowledge to create a creature of your own.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
March 13th | 12:30 -1:30 p.m. | North University Community Library
March 16th | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Linda Vista Library
March 16th | 11:00 a.m. - Noon | Ocean Beach Library
March 18th | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Serra Mesa/Kearny-Mesa Library
March 19th | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Clairemont Library
March 20th | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Paradise Hills Library
March 23rd | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Mountain View/Beckwourth Library
March 29th | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Mission Valley Library

Coding with Minecraft
Go Beneath the Waves with Minecraft
 
Enjoy coding your own aquarium and coral reef habitat and finding sunken ships to create a story - no need to bring a laptop.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
March 5th | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Rancho Penasquitos Library
March 20th | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Carmel Valley Library
March 28th | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | San Carlos Library

Hurricanes vs. houses graphic
Hurricane vs. Houses
 
Learn how hurricanes form over ocean waters in this workshop. Kids will build structures out of various materials that will face simulated strong winds and rain to get an idea of the damage brought by this force of nature.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
March 11th | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Central Library
March 13th | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
March 20th | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Skyline Hills Library

Various sea creatures
Making Waves
 
Did you know that if we take three deep breaths, the oxygen from two of those breaths comes from plants which live in the ocean? Marine plants help reduce global warming and provide our atmosphere. Learn about the science behind these funky plants at this Spring into Steam event!
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
March 9th | 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. | Central Library
March 12th | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | Logan Heights Library
March 13th | 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. | San Ysidro Library
March 16th | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Balboa Library

Children listening to a lecture
Underwater Coding
 
Join us with for some coding fun using Scratch, a drag-and-drop visual computer programming language. Learn how to use Scratch and code your own underwater scene, complete with fish and a scuba diver.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
March 5th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Carmel Mountain Ranch Library
March 9th | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Linda Vista Library
March 11th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | North Clairemont Library
March 13th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Oak Park Library
March 16th | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Mira Mesa Library
March 21st | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Point Loma/Hervey Library
March 28th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Mission Hills Library

April Programs

 
Build your own watershed workshop
Build Your Own Watershed
 
What is a watershed and do you live in one? Students will explore how humans impact local waterways, build their own watershed model and discover how they can help keep our ocean clean in this workshop.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
April 16th | 6:00 - 6:45p.m. | North University Community Library
April 17th | 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. | Carmel Valley Library
April 27th | 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. | Central Library
April 6th | 2:00 - 2:45p.m. | Mira Mesa Library

Create a Creature painting
Create-a-Creature: Animal Adaptations
 
Marine life has been evolving and adapting to their environment for millions of years. See how sea life has adapted to their unique environment and use this knowledge to create a creature of your own.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
April 11th | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | La Jolla/Riford Library
April 20th | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Mira Mesa Library
April 23rd | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Point Loma/Hervey Library
April 25th | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Mission Hills Library
April 3rd | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | University Community Library
April 4th | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Skyline Hills Library

Coding with Minecraft
Go Beneath the Waves with Minecraft
 
Enjoy coding your own aquarium and coral reef habitat and finding sunken ships to create a story - no need to bring a laptop.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
April 3rd | 4:00 - 5:30p.m. | Oak Park Library
April 9th | 3:00 - 4:30p.m. | Skyline Hills Library

Hurricanes vs. houses graphic
Hurricane vs. Houses
 
Learn how hurricanes form over ocean waters in this workshop. Kids will build structures out of various materials that will face simulated strong winds and rain to get an idea of the damage brought by this force of nature.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
April 13th | 11:00 a.m. - Noon | Ocean Beach Library
April 20th | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Linda Vista Library
April 23rd | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Carmel Mountain Ranch Library

Various sea creatures
Making Waves
 
Did you know that if we take three deep breaths, the oxygen from two of those breaths comes from plants which live in the ocean? Marine plants help reduce global warming and provide our atmosphere. Learn about the science behind these funky plants at this Spring into Steam event!
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
April 10th | 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. | University Community Library
April 11th | 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. | Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
April 13th | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | North University Community Library
April 17th | 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. | Paradise Hills Library
April 17th | 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. | San Carlos Library
April 23rd | 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. | Kensington-Normal Heights Library
April 29th | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | Serra Mesa/Kearny-Mesa Library
April 3rd | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
April 8th | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | North Clairemont Library
April 9th | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | Oak Park Library

Children listening to a lecture
Underwater Coding
 
Join us with for some coding fun using Scratch, a drag-and-drop visual computer programming language. Learn how to use Scratch and code your own underwater scene, complete with fish and a scuba diver.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
April 10th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | San Ysidro Library
April 16th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Clairemont Library
April 17th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Balboa Library
April 23rd | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Mountain View/Beckworth Library
April 27th | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | La Jolla/Riford Library
April 2nd | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
April 30th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Rancho Penasquitos Library
April 3rd | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
April 6th | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Rancho Bernardo Library
April 9th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Logan Heights Library

May Programs

 
Build your own watershed workshop
Build Your Own Watershed
 
What is a watershed and do you live in one? Students will explore how humans impact local waterways, build their own watershed model and discover how they can help keep our ocean clean in this workshop.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
May 15th | 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. | Paradise Hills Library
May 18th | 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. | Linda Vista Library

Create a Creature painting
Create-a-Creature: Animal Adaptations
 
Marine life has been evolving and adapting to their environment for millions of years. See how sea life has adapted to their unique environment and use this knowledge to create a creature of your own.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
May 1st | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | North Park Library
May 13th | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Central Library
May 15th | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Carmel Valley
May 15th | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | San Ysidro Library
May 18th | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Kensington-Normal Heights Library
May 20th | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | North Clairemont Library
May 22nd | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | City Heights/Weingart Library

Coding with Minecraft
Go Beneath the Waves with Minecraft
 
Enjoy coding your own aquarium and coral reef habitat and finding sunken ships to create a story - no need to bring a laptop.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
May 1st | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. | University Community Library
May 7th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Mission Valley Library
May 8th | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. | City Heights/Weingart Library

Hurricanes vs. houses graphic
Hurricane vs. Houses
 
Learn how hurricanes form over ocean waters in this workshop. Kids will build structures out of various materials that will face simulated strong winds and rain to get an idea of the damage brought by this force of nature.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
May 8th | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | San Carlos Library
May 10th | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Mira Mesa Library
May 14th | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Logan Heights Library
May 15th | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
May 16th | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Point Loma/Hervey Library

Various sea creatures
Making Waves
 
Did you know that if we take three deep breaths, the oxygen from two of those breaths comes from plants which live in the ocean? Marine plants help reduce global warming and provide our atmosphere. Learn about the science behind these funky plants at this Spring into Steam event!
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
May 6th | 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. | Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library
May 7th | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | Clairemont Library
May 9th | 4:00 - 5:45 p.m. | Point Loma/Hervey Library
May 11th | 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. | La Jolla/Riford Library
May 11th | 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. | Ocean Beach Library
May 14th | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | Mountain View/Beckworth Library
May 15th | 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. | North Park Library
May 18th | 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. | Mira Mesa Library
May 22nd | 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. | Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
May 23rd | 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. | Mission Hills Library
May 29th | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | University Heights Library

Children listening to a lecture
Underwater Coding
 
Join us with for some coding fun using Scratch, a drag-and-drop visual computer programming language. Learn how to use Scratch and code your own underwater scene, complete with fish and a scuba diver.
 
Registration required for all workshops. Click below to register.
 
May 1st | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
May 4th | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Central Library
May 14th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | College-Rolando Library
May 15th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Skyline Hills Library
May 29th | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Serra Mesa/Kearny-Mesa Library

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