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In 2016, the Fleet has focused on engaging our entire region—on site at the Fleet, in our neighborhoods and in our schools—in the pursuit of our shared scientific future. Our efforts were met with great success as we reached more children and adults and partnered with an ever-growing number of organizations to bring science to the community.

We are pleased to share news about how the Fleet inspired the wonder of science in and around the region in 2016.

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THE FLEET IN BALBOA PARK

With the intent of remaking its signature Balboa Park experience, the Fleet has presented ever-changing, always amazing, transformative science experiences through exhibitions such as Taping Shape and Science Fiction, Science Future, in addition to popular IMAX® films, including Jerusalem and National Parks Adventure.

 

THE FLEET IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

In its role as the central link between science and our communities, the Fleet took to the streets, bringing adult programs such as Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar, Say Cheese! and Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet! into local neighborhoods. In October 2015, the Fleet launched 52 Weeks of Science, a program that unites 56 STEM organizations to offer free science events each week in Barrio Logan and Logan Heights. The events are geared for all ages and include hands-on demonstrations and the opportunity to engage with scientists, researchers and engineers.

 

THE FLEET IN SCHOOLS

To inspire science exploration in the classroom, Fleet educators went on the road to deliver science programming to kids in their schools. Programs included hands-on science experiences as part of our Science Station Investigation and Don’t Try This at Home, our live science show. Educators also provided professional development opportunities for teachers where they received training, tools and programmatic support for topics such as engineering in the classroom and science in children’s literature.