FREE STEAM Classes @ San Diego Libraries This Spring!

By Courtney Daly-Pavone April 9, 2022

Set off on an adventure to explore botany, agriculture, and forestation in this annual Spring into STEAM event. Spring into STEAM is the San Diego Public Library’s science-focused program series for 9 - 12-year-old students. Classes are taught by local science experts and organizations to create a truly unique educational experience. Workshops take place both in person and virtually during the months of April and May.

Registration is required for all workshops.

Trash into Treasure: Creating Plastic Landscapes

Trash into Treasure Creating Plastic Landscapes

Participants will use recycled materials to create a landscape collage. They will explore how artists have shown landscapes in art as inspiration to draw their own landscapes. Finally, participants will cut and crumple recycled materials to make a textured collage landscape.

Presented by Arts Education Connection San Diego. Click below to register.

Ocean Beach - April 30, 10:30 AM | Register Here
Paradise Hills - May 28, 3:00 PM | Register Here

Carmel Mountain Ranch - April 12, 1:00 PM | Register Here
City Heights/Weingart - April 23, 11:00 AM | Register Here
University Heights - May 7, 10:30 AM | Register Here
Otay Mesa-Nestor - May 25, 4:00 PM | Register Here

DIY Inspirational Herb Terracotta Mini-Garden

Participants will have the opportunity to design and color their own terracotta pot with inspirational/eco-friendly words and images. They'll then have the chance to germinate Herb seeds with organic soil in the very same pot. Presented by Toshwerks.

April 12 @ 4PM La Jolla Library

May 7 @ 2PM Mira Mesa Library

May 11 @ 3:30PM Clairemont Library

May 19 @ 3:30PM Mountain View Library

Farming Robots Force

A new generation of farming robots is on its way to help farmers around the world and ensure we have quality fruits and vegetables for everyone. Join the Force and build an Arduino-based Spider Robot using bricks, gears, axles, motors, sensors, and controllers and then accept the challenge to help your Spider to collect the fruit and bring it to the fruit baskets at our "Let's Grow Marketplace." Presented by Robothink.

May 7 @ 3PM Linda Vista Library

May 16 @ 4PM College-Rolando Library

May 21 @ 10:30AM Mission Hills Hillcrest Library

The Branch Out Academy

The Branch Out Academy program introduces youth tree stewards to the benefits of trees. These one-hour trainings teach students how to plant and care for trees in our urban environment. Finish training and take home a tree sapling of your own! Presented by Tree San Diego.

April 22 @ 3:30PM Point Loma Library

May 5 @ 4PM Pacific Beach Library

May 17 @ 6PM Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library

May 21 @ 3:30PM San Carlos Library

Participate in any of the Spring into STEAM programs and receive your very own "Grow Your Own Herb Garden" and a copy of Heroes of the Environment by Harriet Rohmer to keep!

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