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SEED STEM Festival

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

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Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D.) is a family-themed festival celebrating science, technology, engineering, and math.

Imagine getting up close with honeybees, petting an alligator, learning how to make a rain garden, investigating a carnivorous plant, driving a championship robot, or virtually traveling through outer space. Guests will be able to do just that at SEED.

The event will celebrate innovations in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Student groups, regional corporations, museums, professional organizations, government agencies, educators, and national labs will join forces to create and present engaging hands-on activities for guests of all ages.

We plan this event each year to give young learners close and personal interaction with real-world scientists, engineers, and other technical professionals. The goal is to increase awareness of STEM's role in society and that it can also be fun. As a society, we must continue to excite and engage families in STEM fields.

Highlights of the 37th Annual SEED STEM Festival include:
  • More than 50 hands-on exhibits and activities
  • Exhibits from the Aiken County EMS, American Nuclear Society, Savannah River National Lab, SCDNR, USC Aiken, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Southern Nuclear, and more
  • Demonstrations of technologies and intriguing science, including robotics, nuclear power, flight, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, biodiversity, and more
  • Every year, this event is presented by the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USC Aiken, working closely with the Aiken County Public School District.

Photos from Past SEED Events

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for S.E.E.D. Please view the link below for more information, including sponsorship levels and the pledge form.

View S.E.E.D. Sponsorship Information

Information for Exhibitors

We invite you to propose an exhibit booth, vehicle, or stage performance. All activities must be designed to engage the public in an interactive, hands-on way with some aspect of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. We encourage exhibitors to feature local STEM discoveries, the specific research and innovations coming out of local laboratories, and the science and technology behind area businesses. All content must be family-friendly, safe, and appropriate.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are ready to give us FULL details of your exhibit, skip to STEP 2.

If you need more time, go to STEP 1 and give us your contact information and come back later when you have your full details.

Exhibitors STEP 1:
Let us know your level of interest. (Due July 17, 2023)
Complete the ONLINE Statement of Intent Form 

Exhibitors STEP 2:
Let us know all of the details of your exhibit. (Due August 17, 2023)
Complete the ONLINE SEED Exhibit Proposal Form

SEED Sponsors

Additional Support

Maxwell Law, SRP Credit Union, Kimberly-Clark