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First Step to Organizing a Science Fair

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your very first step to organize a Science & Engineering Fair at your school: Meet with the Principal. Be sure s/he is on board and included in essential logistical decisions. S/he’ll help set you on a path to success.

Things to discuss with your principal

Their thoughts on logistics
  • Best timing of the fair considering other school-wide events, testing, and student workload
  • Rooms they suggest you use for the fair and for any events leading up to the fair
  • Most effective ways to communicate with students, parents, and school staff
  • Permissible locations to hang flyers and banners
Their commitment to safety oversight
  • Serving as Health & Safety Officer during your fair in case of an emergency
  • Sending you a copy of your school district’s “Special Events and Fire Safety Guide,” “Health & Safety Guide,” or equivalent
  • Reviewing and approving your Fair Rules Checklist, particularly approving items students are allowed and not allowed to bring to school
Who you should meet with next
  • Identify the number and dimensions of tables available for project displays
  • Get a copy code for printing materials
  • Reserve rooms for your event(s)

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