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Calaveras County 38th Annual Science Fair

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Date(s) - 03/04/2023
9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Calaveras River Academy


Calaveras County students in 4th through 12th grades will have their scientific experiments judged and awarded on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The 38th Annual Calaveras County Science Fair will be held at the Calaveras River Academy/Mountain Oaks School gymnasium at 150 Old Oak Road, San Andreas.

Community members are invited to explore science fair projects from 9:00-9:45am. The public can vote on non-competitive/demonstrations from 9:45am-12:45pm.

 The Calaveras County Science Fair includes both competitive and demonstration projects. Competitive projects are judged against a standard rubric and awarded first, second, third, and honorable mention ribbons. For the second year, the newly formed STEM Advisory Council will be awarding first, second and third place winners of each category the “Albert Michelson Science Prizes”. The Council has expanded cash prizes this year to include second and third place. First place winners will receive $250, second-place winners will receive $100, and third place winners will receive $50.

Judging is based on creativity, scientific thought, skill, clarity, and the students’ interviews. Judging begins at 9:45 a.m. and includes an interview with the student(s) by a team of judges. The students who submit the top projects in each of four categories: Life Science, Behavioral and Cognitive Science, Physical Science and Engineering, and Math and Computers, receive plaques and $250 cash. The school of the student with the best project overall will win a traveling trophy to be displayed at the school until next year’s science fair. Up to six competitive projects of 6th through 12th graders may be recommended for entry in the California State Science and Engineering Fair which will be virtually held on April 11, 2023.

Demonstration projects are displayed for students, families, and other science fair attendees to explore and are judged by popular vote. Demonstrations receive a participation ribbon, and the student or group with the winning demonstration project receives a special plaque.

The public is invited to the Awards Ceremony taking place that afternoon at approximately 3:00 pm.

The science fair is offered to students through the Calaveras County Office of Education (CCOE) and is sponsored by the Calaveras Community Foundation, CCOE, Dignity Health, Adventist Health Sonora, Bank of Stockton, Middleton’s, and the Angels-Murphys Rotary. For more information about the Science Fair, visit