Tucson Unified School District schools will highlight science and technology programs at the Sci-Tech Festival at Children’s Museum Tucson Saturday.

The Sci-Tech Fest is part of a statewide initiative to promote science, technology, engineering and math activities. The event brings together individuals, businesses, schools and nonprofits interested in STEM education.

The event is free and open to the public, including admission into the Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

TUSD will have 15 tables at Sci-Tech from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and each will feature hands-on STEM activities. Students from TUSD campuses will also share information about their schools' activities.

The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning — an educational partnership between TUSD and the University of Arizona — will have a snake exhibit.

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at ahuicochea@azstarnet.com or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea​