Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fun FREE Family Event Today!

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering EXPO DAY @  PETCO Park Today 10am-5pm

Where can you touch a real shark egg case, build a circuit, extract your own DNA or get a behind-the-scenes look at the future of augmented reality technology? It’s all part of the 2012 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, the largest celebration of innovation and education in Southern California. Admission is FREE.

EXPO DAY at PETCO Park  (100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101) is expected to draw more than 20,000 kids of all ages and their families. The day-long event will include 140 organizations presenting hands-on activities, 40 “Ask Me” scientists and engineers that students will be able to interview, plus 16 stage performances ranging from Sid the Science Kid to the DNA Dragon to Space School Musical. About 30 percent of the presentations and information booths will feature Spanish speakers. “I speak Spanish” buttons will be worn by bilingual volunteers and collaborators.

PETCO parking rates will be lowered for EXPO DAY. Thanks to ACE Parking and the San Diego Padres, parking fees on March 24 will be just $5 at Padres Parkade (10th and K), Tailgate Lot and D1/D2 (adjacent to Chilled Water Plant).

The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering is organized by UC San Diego with the support of community collaborators to educate and inspire students across the region. Because there is a nationwide shortage of college graduates entering science, technology, engineering and math careers, the festival’s mission is to inspire San Diego’s youth to get involved in these rewarding fields. Through interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and engaging speakers, the festival shows students of all backgrounds that they have the potential to become tomorrow’s leading innovators. More at:

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