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    Ventura County Science Fair Returns In Person for 2023

    News Release

    For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the Ventura County Science Fair will return in person next week.

    The event had to be canceled in 2020 and held virtually the two years after that. While last year’s virtual Science Fair drew about 200 entries, more than 500 students signed up to exhibit their projects this year.

    The entrants come from 25 different middle and high schools throughout Ventura County. Members of the media are invited to cover the Science Fair.

    There will be great opportunities for photos, videos, and interviews as students display their projects and present them to the judges.

    WHAT: 2023 Ventura County Science Fair

    DATE: Friday, March 24, 2023

    TIME:   9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Student Oral Presentations are from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Projects will be open for public viewing from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

    LOCATION: VCOE Conference and Educational Services Center – 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA 93012.

    RSVP: If you plan to attend, please notify Dave Schermer at [email protected]

    Media coverage is also invited at the Science Fair Awards Ceremony, which will take place Monday, March 27, 2023, at 5:00 pm at 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA 93012.

    The 35 highest-scoring entrants in the Ventura County Science Fair will advance to the California Science & Engineering Fair, which will be held virtually on April 11. And for the first time this year, Ventura County Science Fair participants have the opportunity to compete for a spot in the prestigious International Science and Engineering Fair, which will take place in Dallas in May.

    About the Ventura County Science Fair

    With categories from animal sciences to physics, the Ventura County Science Fair is designed to promote and reward the achievements of our students in various scientific fields. By developing skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, students are laying the groundwork for their future success.

    The Science Fair brings together students, teachers, and scientists from around Ventura County to give students an awareness of the importance of science in their lives and to cultivate their interest in science careers. The Science Fair enhances students’ scientific knowledge and research skills, reinforces science content standards for California public schools, and recognizes outstanding student achievement. It also motivates students to undertake and complete scientific inquiries in their special areas of interest.

    This year’s Ventura County Science Fair logo was created by Sam Moreno, a student at Santa Paula High School. More information about the Ventura County Science Fair is available on the VCOE website at

    About the Ventura County Office of Education

    The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training, and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators, and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at:



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