Encourage a middle school or high school student
interested in science to volunteer.

Do you like science? Then you are in the right place!

The Junior Scientist Program was developed in 2014 by students of the University of South Florida, College of Marine Science. The primary goal of the program is to engage middle and high school students in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) related activities during the festival. The junior scientists get to learn science first-hand from experts in the field and assist exhibitors in explaining their science to the public.

The Junior Scientist Committee has developed a creative, virtual experience for 2020.  Sign up to learn more.

Things to know about the Junior Scientist program:

Note: below describes the in-person festival.  This year will be virtual – and engaging.  Sign up to learn more.

  1. This is a great opportunity to expose students to STEAM education. Participating junior scientists help exhibitors during the school day and the festival. Both days will be divided into two shifts.
  2. Junior scientists get to learn science first hand from experts in the field and assist exhibitors in explaining their science to the public. Students will receive a quick briefing on the exhibit topic before the activities take place.
  3. Junior scientists need to be chaperoned by someone from their organization (18 years or older), parent or legal guardian. If junior scientists are participating with their school, our program can accept up to 10 students per school and each school should have one chaperone for every 5 students.

Useful Junior Scientist Information

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