The rain Saturday couldn’t stop a lot of children from learning to make slim or shooting fog cannons at the 11th annual San Diego Festival and Engineering’s Expo Day.
The Expo was the kick off to the nine-day event that helps kids get interested in fields such as technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities and experiments.
There were anatomy lessons, robots and — always a hit with the kids — slime.
“The kids are really excited about science and we love how it’s interactive,” John McMurria said. The San Diego dad has come to Expo Day with his children for the past five years.
“It’s just a highlight of our year,” he said. “We get some ideas about summer camps, so we really love it.”
The event promotes STEM — science, technology, engineering and math. Hundreds of companies and organizations, including NBC 7, were at the festival to inspire the next generation of science and tech innovators.
“I want to be a mechanical engineer,” Lytle McMurria, 11, said. “I like to design and build stuff for the public.” His little brother, 9-year-old Miller, shares his brother’s love for science. The youngster was learning about astronomy at his school but is still deciding on what he wants to do when he grows up.
If you missed Saturday’s Expo, there are 60 other programs and events happening throughout the week all over San Diego County.
For more information, visit ILoveSTEMSD.org.