After a hiatus because of the pandemic, the Solana Seaside College District neighborhood got here collectively Might 7 for Discovery Fest, a fun-filled day of festivities and STREAM-based studying actions for all.
Held at Solana Pacific College, Discovery Fest provided learners of all ages quite a lot of methods to expertise a style of the science, expertise, analysis, engineering, arts and arithmetic (STREAM) expertise college students acquire by way of SBSD Discovery Lab lessons and discover the theme, “Can You Dig It: All Issues Prehistoric.”
Discovery Fest is hosted by the Solana Seaside College District (SBSD) in partnership with the Solana Seaside Faculties Basis (SBSF). Greater than 1,500 folks attended this yr’s occasion, together with 900 college students.
“Discovery Fest is a wonderful alternative for our college students to showcase the STREAM data they purchase by way of common Uncover Lab classes, and share the expertise with their households and the neighborhood,” Superintendent Jodee Brentlinger stated in a information launch. “We’re delighted that our partnership with the Solana Seaside Faculties Basis helps these important expertise and empowers learners to seek out their voice, share their presents and advance the world.”
College students demonstrated their data with TED Discuss-style displays delivered from the Discovery Fest predominant stage, and a judged engineering problem had opponents scrambling to assemble a tool to assist a paleontologist, geologist, or gemologist do their work.
Jiya A., Shoshana G., and Serena M. of Solana Highlands College, and Kumar A., Adam L., and Eric M. of Solana Pacific College, shared first place honors for his or her profitable entries within the engineering competitors. Board President Vicki King, Board Member Dana King, Superintendent Jodee Brentlinger, SBSF President Kim Criscuolo, and Jessie McConville, affiliate director of promoting with Scientist.com, sat on the judging panel.
Dozens of hands-on actions at Discovery Lab stations provided kids and households studying alternatives that allowed them to step into the footwear of an engineer to construct robots and write code; placed on their archeologist’s hat and dig for fossils utilizing an augmented actuality (AR) sandbox; faucet into their creative skills to attract and paint a watercolor resist ammonite — a prehistoric ocean dweller just like the nautilus — and rather more.
Cubicles hosted by occasion sponsors and neighborhood companions featured STREAM-based schooling. San Diego County Parks and Recreation exhibited a local animals show and handled attendees to a reside meet-and-greet with a innocent snake; the Fleet Science Heart sparked curiosity with a enjoyable engineering venture constructing a spoon catapult; and Ting and San Diego LabRats teamed as much as deliver the STEAM Discovery Heart the place learners experimented with adjustments to atmospheric stress.