What is Jacksonville Science Festival (JSF) at a Glance?
All students, teachers, experts, organizations, local businesses and community partners coming together to celebrate education with all of the Jacksonville community and surrounding regions.
Student driven questions that lead to student led projects in collaboration with teachers and local community experts related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). Booths include interactive STEAM activities, gained knowledge and skills, along with any artifacts that will enhance the experience of the attendee and community.
To serve as a vehicle for educational equity and justice for K-12 students by providing a city wide event that promotes student driven STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math ) projects that use strategic collaboration with teachers, experts in STEAM fields, mentors and local businesses making it a vital force important to our culture, education and the economy.
Presented and sponsored by Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and The Foundation Academy to engage participation of private, public, charter and home school groups, local colleges and universities, local businesses, organizations, and government agencies.
- Students have face to face contact with industry professionals.
- JSF encourages coursework and careers in innovative jobs that may not have been considered prior to the STEAM project based learning activities used to create a booth for the festival.
- A college scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to one participant to the school of their choice. (High School Teams only)
- Winning teams will be award prize money based on Saturday’s popular vote. Winning teams must represent a school.
- High School $500
- Middle School $300
- Elementary $200
Jacksonville Science Festival Annual Report