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Our mission is to celebrate the Bay Area’s scientific wonders, resources, and opportunities by exploring the role of science, engineering, and technology locally & in the world.
Raise awareness of the importance of science in everyday life in the minds of our local community
Increase dialogue about science and technology throughout the region
Provide unparalleled access to the region’s vast science and technology assets
Create meaningful direct interactions with scientists across all age ranges
Engage young people in the fun, excitement and awe of science to inspire them to careers in science & technology
Encourage partnership and collaboration between and among the STEM community and our target audience
About Bay Area Science Festival:
Created by the Bay Area’s scientific, cultural, and educational institutions, the 4th annual Bay Area Science Festival returns with a 10 day festival, scheduled October 23rd - November 1st. The Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is pleased to produce the festival alongside a core group of science institutions. The festival will provide a wide range of science & technology activities - lectures, debates, exhibitions, concerts, plays, workshops, etc. -at a variety of locations throughout the Bay Area. Over the 10 days, the festival hosts over 50 events for children of all ages, from 9-90. 75,000 are expected to attend in 2014.
Young people will understand that science is fun, exciting and important, encouraging them to pursue careers in science; parents will feel more confident about supporting their kids’ interests in science; teachers will have new resources to get students thinking about science outside of the classroom; and, policy-makers and corporate leaders will understand that the public demand for science-related resources is real...and requires investment and support.
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