(Orange, CA) - Santiago Canyon College (SCC), Orange Unified School District (OUSD) and the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) will host the fourteenth annual Community Science Night on Friday, March 22.
A free, open to the public family event, that explore the wonders of STEAM. With over 60 planned events, showcases, hands-on activities and demonstrations from SCC (25 activities), OUSD (8 activities), PYLUSD and 19 local organizations including Amigos de Bolsa Chica, Lakeshore, The Energy Coalition: PEAK, BioRad, Bricks4Kids, Club Pilates, Orange County Sheriff, Workforce Program (Career Education), Orange County SCPA, UNITY Middle College High School, California State University Fullerton, Dreams for Schools, Inside the Outdoors, Crystal Cove Conservancy, Science Heads, The Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, Girls Inc. and the Ocean Institute will be available, many within the event’s “Dig Into Science” theme.
Large “dinosaurs” will assist in guiding guests to various activities, all of which will be geared toward school-aged children, pre-school through eighth grade, and incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) principles into a fun-filled evening, which will include a Maker Challenge, Science CARES Faire, art display, robotics demonstrations and music.
In addition to planned activities, food trucks will be onsite for guests to purchase dinner, snacks or beverages, and the 501st Legion will be onsite for guests to meet and take photos with Jedis and Storm Troopers. Guests will receive a wristband, bag and brochure detailing the evening’s activities.
No tickets or pre-registration is required. Community Science Night will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., rain or shine, at Santiago Canyon College, 8045 E. Chapman Ave. in Orange. For the second year, the event will be free and open to students, staff, members of the community and media. To donate or help sponsor this event, visit sccollege.edu/csn or email CSN_info@sccollege.edu for additional information.
Community Science Night: Dig into Science is sponsored, in part, by the SCC Business, Career and Technology Division, Strong Workforce, SCC Foundation and Science Cares.
About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students each semester. In 2017, SCC was ranked #13 among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.