Some of Nevada’s sharpest engineering minds will lead hands-on activities that encourage innovation and problem solving. Guest teachers from the Society of Women Engineers will teach a FREE class for boys and girls ages 5 to 15 on Tuesday July 7th from 10am to noon at the community center (School House) at 385 High Street in Silver City, Nevada. Call Quest Lakes at 287-7598 to reserve your child’s spot.
The engineering activity is part of a free summer-long program that has also included art lessons with Karen Kreyeski, a literacy fair with United Way, a bike rodeo with Western Safe Routes to Schools, and upcoming science activities with Jim Barcellos of UNCE, and lessons on poetry, art, and music with visiting artist Brian Schorn. Every summer Silver City organizes a free STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program for Northwestern Nevada area children and their parents. The annual program began in 2003 and has been offered each summer since, with varying themes, but always involving key STEAM concepts. The yearly youth summer program is made possible, in part, by Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey, plus guest teachers from many regional groups such as United Way, 4-H, Society of Women Engineers, Western Safe Routes, etc and local fundraisers, donations and volunteer work from dozens of Silver City residents and groups. The community of Silver City, which is located in one of Nevada’s National Historic Landmarks , launched the popular children’s summer program in 2003.