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Spring into STEAM: Dig In!

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Discover the world beneath our feet and learn about plants and animals that lived millions of years ago 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.

Spring into STEAM Dig In Prehistoric Amber activity kit
Participate in any of the Spring into STEAM programs and receive your very own Prehistoric Amber activity kit.

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


Dig In with the Nat!

Child looking at fossils

Under your feet lie clues to the distant past. Discover the power and mystery of fossils and uncover how they are formed and found. We’ll look at real fossils, participate in hands-on activities, and learn what it’s like to work in the field of paleontology. Get ready to dig in with the Nat!

Presented by  the San Diego Natural History Museum (the Nat).  Click below to register.


Fossil Fun

Spider embedded in amber

Participants will create their very own fossil by embedding a dinosaur, insect, or plant in faux amber. Using layered translucent soap and a specialized mold for shape, this workshop will give participants a hands-on opportunity to mimic the process of fossilization. 

Presented by Toshwerks. Click below to register.


Geology Rocks!

Child holding small rock

Explore what our planet is made of as we test rock hardness and simulate the rock cycle to see why Earth Rocks! Discover geology through inquiry and hands-on activities with the Fleet Science Center. 

Presented by the Fleet Science Center.  Click below to register.


San Diego Jones: A Virtual Reality Adventure

Child wearing VR googles and reaching out

Explore ancient ruins from around the world using VR/AR technology in this dynamic & exciting new adventure. Each site will prompt a cryptography-themed problem to solve using artifact clues, while learning a variety of core STEAM concepts.

Presented by Hands-on Technology Education (HOTE). Click below to register.


Kick-Off Event

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San Diego Festival of Engineering 
Saturday, March 4, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Petco Park

Join us for the 15th annual San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering’s EXPO Day at Petco Park! This free event will include 100+ hands-on STEAM activities, live performances, and much more! This event celebrates the diverse cultures, communities, and populace of San Diego and works to inspire the curious young minds of our region to become tomorrow’s STEAM leaders. 

Presented by Illumina® Corporate Foundation and Biocom Institute.



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