The St. Petersburg Science Festival and Marine Quest 2019 will be held again at USF St Pete and Poyner Park. Check out this fun community event celebrating the wonders of science open to visitors of all ages. Take part in interactive science activities and catch fun, engaging presentations held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
You may ask…why a science festival? Science is vital for even the most basic aspects of modern society. Every day, each one of us benefits from scientific knowledge through the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Science and technology power our world, protect us from natural disasters, improve our health, and entertain us.
The inspiring science happening throughout our region has been and will continue to be the star, front and center, of this vibrant celebration of hands-on activities for children and adults with emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning.
The St. Petersburg Science Festival has grown in leaps and bounds since its 2011 debut, and more than 15,000 visitors participate in their festival each year. Here are their festival goals :
Create a positive experience with STEAM-related activities that will inspire festival visitors to seek out involvement in other STEAM-related activities throughout the year.
Increase the participation in STEAM-activities of children from underrepresented communities.
Provide opportunities for research and science professionals to engage in conversation with the public regarding STEAM research endeavors and diverse career opportunities.
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