Science Fair Contacts
Science Program Specialist
This site is to help you find and download the information you need to participate in this year's science fairs. We would like to extend an invitation to all 6th - 12th grade students in St. Johns County, including public, home, charter and private schools, to participate.
The St Johns County Science fair began in 1978 as the River Region East Science Fair. This competition is a qualifying contest for projects to advance to the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair. High school students may qualify for the International Science and Engineering Fair at both the regional (St. Johns County) and state science fair competitions. High school students may qualify for the International Sustainable World Project Olympiad for a project in Engineering, Energy, or the Environment, at the regional level. In January 2014, 123 projects from 17 middle and high schools in St. Johns County were entered in our regional fair at Sebastian Middle School.
Students from any of the county’s middle or high schools, or home-schooled students of middle or high school age, are invited to participate in their school-level science fairs. Winners at the school science fairs may be selected by their schools to advance to the regional level. The 2014-2015 St. Johns County Science Fair will be held in February of 2015.
Project categories at our fair include: Medicine and Health Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Plant Sciences, Chemistry, Behavioral Sciences, and Environmental Sciences, amongst others. We reserve the right to combine categories, based on the number of projects in each category and the number of judges available.
Category placement (1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention) are presented for each category, when appropriate. Placement for a top award does not guarantee that a student qualifies to compete at the state level; the regional fair’s scientific review committee retains the option of determining if a project meets the requirements for competition at the state level. Many special awards are available—each of these has its own unique criteria and may or may not be linked to placement in a particular category.
Regional Fair Schedule & Information-
February 9-11, 2015, Sebastian Middle School
2/9/15: Student project set up: 2:30 pm - 6 pm
2/10/15: Science Fair - Students arrive between 8 am and 8:10 am
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
2/11/15: Exhibit Hall Viewing 5:45-6:15 pm
Awards Ceremony 6:30 pm
2014-2015 STEM Fair
May 16, 2015
Palencia Elementary School
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
This fair is held for St. Johns County 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.