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The Fleet Science Center invites schools in San Diego County to apply for the SciTech program

Applications for the 2021-22 school year are now open through June 30, 2021.

June 01, 2021


San Diego, CA—June 1, 2021—Elementary and Middle Schools in San Diego County are invited to apply for SciTech, an afterschool program that inspires girls in grades 4–6 to become innovative and creative thinkers by fostering excitement and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 
 
Through inquiry-based, collaborative investigations, family engagement and interactions with female role models, SciTech aims to:
  • Build self-confidence and science interest among girls in San Diego area schools.
  • Foster an interest in science, technology and engineering careers.
  • Make science accessible to girls in underrepresented communities.
  • Develop connections between girls and the local scientific community.
 
"SciTech provides opportunities to our girls that they most likely would not be able to have due to socio-economics," said a teacher from a participating school. "Every year, we get more applications for the program and I see girls really developing an interest in science. Although that may happen in the regular classroom, the program provides them an opportunity to follow their passion/interests and may provide a potential pathway for their future."
 
Schools in the SciTech program can select up to 30 students to participate in the weekly two-hour program from October to May. For the upcoming year, the Fleet Science Center will be working closely with SciTech school partners to provide opportunities onsite and/or virtually to fit each school’s scheduling needs or limitations. 
 
For more information about SciTech and the application process, visit fleetscience.org/scitech.
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About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
 
 
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.