Stream Festival


STREAM Festival is an annual event hosted by the Service Learning & Volunteer Center, although this is the third annual STREAM Festival, it originally started in 2005 as the Math and Science Fair. After ten years, we decided to change the name to STREAM, because every great scientist must have a passion for Reading and Writing, and we included Arts because science is full of creativity and artistic talent. STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Englineering, Arts, and Math. We welcome all disciplines to participate, but ask that all projects be flavored with STEM.

The goal is to have at least 75 outdoor booths and at least 5 labs with hands-on STEM focused projects that will promote a passion for learning across the disciplines. Last semester we had 125 booths, 45 courses represented, 7 community partners, 475 student and staff presenters, and 30 volunteers! A few of the courses and clubs that are represented each year are: Math, Architecture and Design, Biology, Anthropology, English, Chemistry, Horticulture, IT Club, Psychology, Oceanography, Nutrition, Music, GSA, BSU, Umoja, Equity, Photography, Arts, Sociology, Child Development, Medical Billing, Associated Student Government, ICC, Math Club, Outreach, and our very own Technical Career Institute.

This event invites the local feeder elementary and middle schools from K-8th grade kids and their families, and the after school programs and non-profit organizations that serve this age group. Last year 2,000 community kids/parents attend the STREAM Festival. Hope you enjoy some of the photos captured by our PIO photographer.

If you are a Community Organization, please click the link below to complete presenter registration form:

If you are a MiraCosta student, club, or staff member, use the online form below to register as a STREAM presenter.

Deadline to register: Friday, March 15



Group Leader
Student 1 Name / Student 1 ID# / Student 1 Phone / Student 1 Email

Student 2 Name / Student 2 ID# / Student 2 Phone / Student 2 Email

Student 3 Name / Student 3 ID# / Student 3 Phone / Student 3 Email

Student 4 Name / Student 4 ID# / Student 4 Phone / Student 4 Email

Name of Activity

The activity is best suited for what grade/age?

Brief description of Activity

What will the children do?  (If they are only observing, the plan will NOT be approved.)

What do you want the children to learn from their participation?

Are you prepared to explain scientific concepts, literary theme, culture, or techniques using age-appropriate language?

Select items if necessary for your activity

If you are presenting indoors with your whole class, inside of a lab please include the room #, if you are not sure please check with your instructor before submitting this project proposal:

If a room number is not included an outdoor space with a table and two chairs will be assigned.

The Service Learning Program will provide the tables, chairs, T-shirt for each presenter, and a snack pack. You are welcome to bring a tent for shade. To help us care for our environment we ask that you please bring a bottle of water. If you have questions or need assistance with your projects, please contact the Service Learning Center at (760) 795-6616.

In order to help us prevent SPAM, please enter the number before submitting the form.


Request for Supplies Word/Request for Supplies Pdf: : Email or bring this form in to the Service Learning Office, or OC3306. Time Sheets to track STREAM Hours (time preparing for your project and day of the event)

Common Questions and Logistics

Time Sheet PDF Time Sheet Word : Use to record Service Learning hours for STREAM preparation and day of the event