Science and Salk bat 1000 at annual expo
Usually it's baseball that takes over Petco Park each spring, but on March 24, it was scientists from the Salk Institute and 139 other San Diego institutions, along with thousands of curious minds learning about the world of science. More than 25,000 people visited EXPO DAYM, the culminating event of the weeklong San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering. Salk had a special exhibit on genetics and DNA, where kids learned how to extract DNA from wheat germ. With opportunities to participate in hands-on activities, meet real scientists and engineers and learn how their discoveries and research affect our daily lives, the festival provided a unique opportunity to reach students of all ages and backgrounds, inspiring the next generation of innovators.