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Science Festivals

Hands-on scientific exploration for elementary schoolers that emphasizes the scientific method and STEAM concepts.


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What is this program?  The Science Festival is a school day assembly that engages students in hands-on scientific exploration stations that emphasize the scientific method.

How does this program work? Designed to look and feel like a science fair, the Science Fair Assembly introduces students to the format of a traditional science fair while also introducing them to important scientific content. The Science Family Night program is a fun, interactive, and educational evening for families, which complements a school day Science Fair Assembly for students.

Who can participate in this program? The program is designed for K-5th grade students.

Where is this program offered? Science Festivals are offered at: Kings Beach Elementary, Incline Elementary School, Tahoe Lake Elementary School, Truckee Elementary School and Glenshire Elementary School. 

Partnering organizations: Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Town of Truckee, Keep Truckee Green, Truckee Donner Public Utility District, Truckee Tahoe Airport Community Partner, Excellence in Education Foundation, Clean Up the Lake, Placer County Vector Department, Tahoe Food Hub, USFS

For more information contact SWEP's Project Director, Ashley Phillips, at

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