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52 Weeks of Science–Barrio Logan

Big changes taking place in Barrio Logan!

We are excited to partner with the Barrio Logan College Institute, the Logan Heights Branch Library and many local businesses to continue to bring you 52 Weeks of Science! We are hard at work developing a program that is by and for the community. 

We have several opportunities for you to get involved:

  • In January we will be starting an art project with local artist highlighting the science happening in many of the local businesses. We are currently reaching out to artists in Barrio Logan and Logan Heights. If you are interested or have someone in mind please do not hesistate to Contact us!
  • Barrio Logan and Logan Heights business owners: There is still time to partner with us  in the collaborative art project.
  • If you are a local student, teacher or business, we have opportunities for you to help shape the future of the program! Stakeholder conversations will take place in January. The Student Conversation will take place on 1/11 at 6:30 p.m. at BLCI; The Businesses Conversation will take place at the Logan Heights Branch Library (date tbd); and the Teacher Conversation will be held on 1/31 at the Logan Heights Branch Library from 3–4:30 p.m. 

We look forward to hearing from you and working together to craft the next stage of 52 Weeks of Science in Barrio Logan!

Contact us to get involved!

 


 

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October 2017

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Mad Science: Movie Special FX

Mad Science: Movie Special FX

Thursday, October 5, 2017
10–10:45 a.m.
Logan Heights Branch Library
567 S 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of effects directors use in movies! Learn about chemical reactions, polymers and air pressure as you get a backstage pass to see how special effects are created. Experience behind the scenes magic when we make things appear and disappear before your eyes. For our finale, we'll create a gigantic dinosaur sneeze straight out of Jurassic Park!

10–10:45 a.m.
Logan Heights Branch Library
567 S 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113
 
 
Slimy Sea Creature Workshop

Slimy Sea Creature Workshop

Saturday, October 7, 2017
12–3 p.m.
Logan Heights Branch Library
567 S 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113

Learn about slimy sea creatures like octopuses, sea stars, sand dollars and moon snails, to name a few. Observe a squid dissection and write your name in squid-ink while learning about anatomical structures of sea creatures. Discover the secret of how octopuses change color and what makes pearls. Become a marine biologist and investigate what kind of invertebrate you would like to be! Create artwork to take home using different types of seashells and other materials from Mother Earth.

12–3 p.m.
Logan Heights Branch Library
567 S 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113
 
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Rokenbok: Design and build your own toys with blocks.

Rokenbok: Design and build your own toys with blocks.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
4–5 p.m.
Logan Heights Branch Library
567 S 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113

Design and build your own toys using easy to learn engineering principles. Children ages 5–12 will use math in fun and practical ways as they solve problems and develop motor skills through the Rokenbok building and construction activities. 

4–5 p.m.
Logan Heights Branch Library
567 S 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113
 
 
 
 
 
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Two Scientists Walk into a Bar (21+)

Two Scientists Walk into a Bar (21+)

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6–8 p.m.
Iron Fist Brewing
1985 National Ave. #1132, San Diego, CA 92113

Two Scientists Walk into a Bar is taking place in Barrio Logan! Quench your thirst for knowledge … and beer. After work, walk into a bar and meet local scientists from Evolutionary Biology and Quantum Physics. Ask questions about intriguing topics or inquire about literally anything; no topic is off-limits. Just look for the sign that reads: "We are scientists, ask us anything!" 

6–8 p.m.
Iron Fist Brewing
1985 National Ave. #1132, San Diego, CA 92113
 
 
 
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Queen Bean presents: Eating Lean and Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet!

Queen Bean presents: Eating Lean and Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
3–4:30 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club
2930 Marcy Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

Join author, Barbara Cole Gates the Queen Bean herself as she presents, Eating Lean and Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet! Her lively and interactive presentation helps kids understand about the power of eating plants for health & disease prevention, as well as environmental sustainability. Kids will put their knowledge into practice with a delicious veggie wrap prep and tasting activity.

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Boys and Girls Club
2930 Marcy Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
 
 
 
 
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Funders:

The 52 Weeks of Science program is made possible thanks to generous funding from:
cox Cable The Parker Foundation
Union Bank
McCarthy Family Foundation The Thomas C. Ackerman Foundation Viterbi Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation The JW Sefton Foundation

 

52 Weeks of Science is created by San Diego's science cultural and educational institutions and individuals and organized by the

Fleet Science Center

Partners:

AWIS BAME Barrio Logan College Institute Boys & Girls Clubs CaliBaja CPKelco
Historic Barrio Distric It Starts with a Seed Life Sciences Summer Institute MAAC
Mad Science Mars Society Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Perkins Project Wildlife Radio Pulso Salk
San Diego Archaeological Center San Diego Astronomy Association San Diego City College San Diego Coastkeeper lSan Diego Festival of Science & Engineering San Diego Humane Society San Diego Public Library
Sherman Academy Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Southwest Robotic in Science Education UCSD Create Shaping the Future of Aerospace Musica Caice: Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment
         

 

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