2019 State Scientist Day

State Scientists Day 2019 was a tremendous success!  CAPS thanks all of the state departments who explained their work to hundreds of schoolchildren. 

This year’s event showcased the important work performed by state scientists to protect public health and the environment.

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Exhibitors:  Looking Forward to State Scientist Day 2020

State Scientist Day is nothing without the participation of state scientists!  CAPS designates this day to showcase the important work performed by state scientists to protect public health, the environment, and California’s natural resources.  CAPS leaders and staff organize this event and typically invite state lawmakers and other public officials to participate in the event.  It’s an important part of promoting state scientists with key decision makers and best of all, lots of fun for everyone involved!

All state departments that employ state scientists are invited to begin preparing now for an outstanding scientific exhibit for the 2020 event!


Teachers:  How To Register For Next Year’s State Scientist Day

For over 30 years, State Scientists have come together to show third- through sixth-grade students the work that real-life scientists do in a hands-on, exciting, fun way! The event takes place on the West Steps of the State Capitol on State Scientist Day, an officially recognized day set each year by a Legislative Resolution.

We have, however, become victims of our own success! As State Scientist Day continues to be a wildly popular event, we’ve had to cap the annual number of attendees to 3,000! Registration is invitation-only and begins in the Fall. If you’d like to join our mailing list to receive the invitation next year, or if you’d like more information, please contact Adam Martinez at  or call 916.441.2629.