ABC10, Azteca San Diego will be at EXPO Day on March 22, 2014!

SAN DIEGO - ABC10 and Azteca San Diego are a proud supporter of the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, and our team of anchors and reporters will be at Saturday's EXPO Day at Petco Park to meet viewers!

Stop by our 10News Experience booth to record your own news segment and see what it is like to be a reporter.

More than 25,000 children and families are expected to attend the FREE event, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. At EXPO Day, visitors spend the day experiencing science, technology, engineering and math through exhibits and activities.

The 10News Experience booth and members of the 10News team will be at Saturday's event at booths OP16 and OP17.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 10News anchors Virginia Cha, Bill Griffith and Itica Milanes will be present at our booths. Azteca San Diego anchor Claudia Llausas and 10News weathercaster Ashlee DeMartino will also be there.

Ashlee will emcee at the Ilumina Stage from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., 10News anchors Steve Atkinson and Kimberly Hunt will be at the booth, as will 10News reporter Preston Phillips.

Steve will emcee at the Ilumina Stage from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Preston will emcee at the stage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; and Kimberly will emcee from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Read below for more information on EXPO Day

25,000+ Kids and Families Expected at San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering's EXPO Day at Petco Park
Science lovers of all ages treated to day of stimulating hands-on STEM activities and explosive fun; FREE admission


WHAT: EXPO DAY is a mind-blowing day of hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits and activities for budding science lovers in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. EXPO DAY is the culmination of a week-long festival introducing and igniting the passion of kids for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This is a free event and is hosted by the BIOCOM Institute in partnership with UC San Diego, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and the San Diego County Office of Education.

WHEN: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Best time to cover is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

WHERE: PETCO Park, Downtown San Diego.

WHO: 25,000+ curious kids and their families from throughout San Diego County

COST: Free admission

PARKING: There will be discounted $5 parking options in the Lexus Lot, Parcel C Lot and the Parkade Lot by PETCO Park. You can find a map with full details at www.sdsciencefestival.com.

FOOD: Families can bring in a sack lunch. The same food restrictions apply as a Padres game. There will also be $5 meal deals for children.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
STEM is everywhere. It affects our daily lives and will continue to be the driving force behind our future. We live in an age of science and technology and it is important that children are inspired, motivated and educated in STEM. In 2010, the United States Department of Labor listed the ten most wanted employees. Eight of those were careers in degrees in STEM.

VISUALS & SPOKESPERSONS:
-- More than 130 colorful and inviting booths featuring hands on activities and games for kids to experience science concepts in fun and meaningful ways
-- Entertaining performances by Music Notes, Ms. Smarty-Plants & the Magic Water, and Mad Science, Rueben H. Fleet Science Center, General Atomics
-- Kids and families interacting with "real-life" scientists, STEM professionals, and college students
-- Kids building and participating in robot demonstrations - including one that shoots Frisbees!
-- Animal and reptile interactions with kids and adults
-- Aviation experts demonstrating STEM-related principles of flight and aerodynamics
-- Just like CSI, children will investigate a mock crime scene with Escondido PD
-- Sara Pagano, managing director, San Diego Festival of Science of Engineering

ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
The mission of the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is to engage kids in science and engineering. By doing this, the organization expands the general public's understanding of the relevancy of science and engineering in everyday lives, illuminate why the United States must maintain its leadership role in science and technology, and work with parents and teachers to inspire today's students to become tomorrow's science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) innovators. For more information, visit www.sdsciencefestival.com.

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