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VIRTUAL San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

STEAM Week took place April 24th through May 2nd, 2021 - nine days of fun and learning held in partnership with Generation STEAM! The 2021 San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering was fully virtual, with live performances “on stage,” pre-recorded educational videos from local STEAM companies, live chats with scientists and engineers, and more!

Don’t worry if you missed the event – the videos will be up year-round. 

Learn more here!


These are just a few of our favorites from this year’s STEAM Week.

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Live Well San Diego presents a fun activity for kids to perform an experiment to see how hand washing  can destroy viruses. 


The Department of Environmental Health and Quality shares some fun experiments with Liquid Nitrogen, so cold at 320F. 


Learn a little about Dry Ice's unique properties and how it can be turned into bubbles with the Department of Environmental Healthy and Quality Team!


Watch this video about a chemical reaction that pops the top off of film canisters and see what happens when a closed container is pressurized. 

Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program explain how they protect the health of residents with continous beach water testing and beach postings.


The Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures discusses what they do in the entomology lab with Dr. Cass!  


County of San Diego Vector Control Program shows you where and how mosquitoes live, how to prevent their breeding and how to protect yourself against bites. 


 The Watershed Protection Program discusses different careers in Watershed Protection and reviews the Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer System.




Click the image above to download the Activity Booklet and learn on your own at home!



STEAM WEEK offers tons of virtual events that are open to the public at no cost to participate. Click here to connect to the full STEAM Week calendar.