Tallahassee is home to a number of extracurricular STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities and summer camps, many of which are available free of charge or provide need-based scholarships. Importantly, many of these programs are also within reach by public transportation.
Event schedule: March-April, annually
In addition to our own in-house summer camps, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is helping Tallahassee South Side residents find right STEM activities by running the annual Neigborhood Camp Fair for grades K-8, and its twin event, Neighborhood Summer Camp And Internship Fair for grades 6-12 (advertized as Summer Internship Fair).
The K-8 Neigborhood Camp Fair is an indoor science and arts festival where camp vendors can provide hands-on activities to encourage student participation in their respective camps. Students visit along with their families and friends to learn about camps, enjoy a day of science, and find camp registration information.
The Summer Internship Fair is similar in nature, but with focus on middle and high school students. Summer internships and pre-college summer programs at TCC, FSU, and FAMU will have a presence as well.
The Fairs are free and open to the public. Vendor participation is also free of charge.
2023 Summer Internship Fair for grades 6-12
When: Saturday, March 4, 12 noon – 2PM
Where: Rickards High School cafeteria: 3013 Jim Lee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Vendor registration is available through February 24, 2023.
2023 Neighborhood Camp Fair for grades K-8
When: Saturday, March 25, 12 noon – 2PM
Where: Pineview Elementary School cafeteria: 2230 Lake Bradford Road, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Vendor registration link will be available soon.
The project is run by Magnet Lab faculty, with help from FAMU Cooperative Extension, Tallahassee Scientific Society, as well as Pineview Elementary school.
For more information contact Ilya Litvak.