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Balboa Park To Host Art, Science Festival

A celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM., is on tap this Sunday in Balboa Park.

Organizers expect more than 10,000 people at Balboa Park’s seventh annual STEAM Day.

Free STEAM-themed crafts will line the park’s Prado. And the museums will admit kids under 12 for no charge if they are with a paid adult.

Ashanti Davis from the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center said people forget that science can be stranger than art.

“These things are weird, there are parts of them that are involved in everything that we do and there are parts that are very strange and bizarre,” Davis said. “And we want to know more because we want to know where its going and where its going to take us next.”

Angela Bacon from the San Diego Model Railroad Museum said they hope the event brings joy to science education.

“Because a lot of time when kids think about science and math all they think about is statistics and numbers and it might drag them down a little,” Bacon said. “And this is a fun way to engage people and to learn that science and math can be fun.“

To see the complete list of all that’s going on for everyone at STEAM Day, go to balboapark.org/STEAMday.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 6, 2013

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It is a rainy day in San Diego … sporadic showers and drizzle is making the AM commute a hassle.

Jury selection in the second trial of the man accused of shooting at people on the freeway is today. Stephen Dragasits is accused of shooting at random cars driving along some of San Diego’s freeway injuring a 21-year-old. That begins at 9:00 AM in San Diego’s downtown courthouse.

Also at 9:00 this morning San Diego’s City Council is continuing to review Mayor Bob Filner’s proposed budget. Budget items on the agenda for today are police, fire, libraries, and parks.

This afternoon at 3:30 Sweetwater Union High School District’s first annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math or STEAM Summit starts. They are showing off how student and teacher use iPads in class and in their robotics program. Also showing off is the Mayor’s Cup Cyber Challenge, Visual and Performing Arts projects that use art, music, and technology. It’s all free and open to the public at Otay Ranch High School.

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