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Spring into STEAM: Let’s Grow!

2022 Spring into STEAM Let's Grow logo

Set off on an adventure to explore botany, agriculture, and forestation in this annual Spring into STEAM event. Spring into STEAM is the San Diego Public Library’s science-focused program series for 9 - 12-year-old students. We are partnering with local science experts and organizations to create a truly unique educational experience. Workshops take place both in person and virtually during the months of March, April and May.

Registration is required for all workshops.

2022 Spring into STEAM Prizes
Participate in any of the Spring into STEAM programs and receive your very own "Grow Your Own Herb Garden" and a copy of Heroes of the Environment by Harriet Rohmer to keep!

   Spring into STEAM is being offered in-person and virtually via Zoom.
Please read event descriptions carefully to determine the format of the program.


Trash into Treasure: Creating Plastic Landscapes

Trash into Treasure Creating Plastic Landscapes

Participants will use recycled materials to create a landscape collage. They will explore how artists have shown landscapes in art as inspiration to draw their own landscapes. Finally, participants will cut and crumple recycled materials to make a textured collage landscape.

Presented by Arts Education Connection San Diego. Click below to register.


North Clairemont - March 7,  4:00 PM | Register Here
Ocean Beach - April 30, 10:30 AM | Register Here
Paradise Hills - May 28, 3:00 PM | Register Here

Tierrasanta - March 11, 4:00 PM | Register Here
Carmel Valley - March 15, 4:00 PM | Register Here 
Carmel Mountain Ranch - April 12, 1:00 PM | Register Here
City Heights/Weingart - April 23, 11:00 AM | Register Here
University Heights - May 7, 10:30 AM | Register Here
Otay Mesa-Nestor - May 25, 4:00 PM | Register Here

DIY Inspirational Herb Terracotta Mini-Garden

DIY Inspirational Herb Terracotta Mini-Garden

Participants will have the opportunity to design and color their own terracotta pot with inspirational/eco-friendly words and images. They’ll then have the chance to germinate Herb seeds with organic soil in the very same pot. 

Presented by Toshwerks. Click below to register.


Oak Park - March 2, 3:30 PM | Register Here
Balboa - March 23, 4:00 PM | Register Here
Clairemont - May 11, 3:30 PM | Register Here
Mountain View/Beckwourth - May 19, 3:30 PM | Register Here

Allied Gardens/Benjamin - March 8, 3:30 PM | Register Here
Rancho Bernardo - April 7, 4:00 PM | Register Here 
La Jolla/Riford - April 12, 4:00 PM | Register Here
North Park - April 4, 5:00 PM | Register Here
Mira Mesa - May 7, 2:00 PM | Register Here

Farming Robots Force

Farming Robots Force

A new generation of farming robots is on its way to help farmers around the world and ensure we have quality fruits and vegetables for everyone. Join our Force and build an Arduino-based Spider Robot using bricks, gears, axles, motors, sensors, and controllers and then accept the challenge to help your Spider to collect the fruit and bring it to the fruit baskets at our “Let’s Grow Marketplace”.

Presented by Robothink.  Click below to register.

Rancho Peñasquitos - March 1, 3:30 PM | Register Here
Central - March 12, 11:00 AM | Register Here 
Mission Valley - March 28, 1:30 PM | Register Here
Valencia Park/Malcolm X - April 1, 11:00 AM | Register Here
University Community - April 12, 4:00 PM | Register Here
San Ysidro - April 13, 4:00 PM | Register Here
Linda Vista - May 7, 3:00 PM | Register Here
College-Rolando - May 16, 4:00 PM | Register Here
Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox - May 21, 10:30 AM | Register Here

The Branch Out Academy

The Branch Out Academy

The Branch Out Academy program introduces youth tree stewards to the benefits of trees. These one-hour trainings teach students how to plant and care for trees in our urban environment. Finish a training and take home a tree sapling of your own!

Presented by Tree San Diego. Click below to register.

North University Community - March 12, 12:00 PM | Register Here
Logan Heights - March 22, 4:00 PM | Register Here 
Kensington-Normal Heights - March 30, 2:30 PM | Register Here
Skyline Hills - April 13, 4:00 PM | Register Here
Scripps Miramar Ranch - April 21, 3:30 PM | Register Here
Point Loma/Hervey - April 22, 3:30 PM | Register Here
Pacific Beach/Taylor - May 5, 4:00 PM | Register Here
Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa - May 17, 6:00 PM | Register Here
San Carlos - May 21, 3:30 PM | Register Here


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