Kids’ Science Experiments June 27th

SILVER CITY, NEVADA— Each summer since 2003, the historic Comstock community of Silver City has partnered with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey to organize a free, public program with guest teachers leading fun, hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

CO2 Experiment: Parents and their children ages 8 to 12 are invited to join guest teacher Jim Barcellos from University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension (UNCE) for a carbon dioxide experiment that will demonstrate the effects of CO2 on water. Parents are asked to stay and participate in the fun and help with clean up.

Where and When: The activity takes place on Tuesday, June 27th from 10am-noon at the Silver City School House at 385 High Street.

Location: Silver City is within the historic Comstock district 3 miles from Virginia City, 7 miles from Dayton, and 12 miles from Carson City.

Contact: For more information about the annual program, contact Quest Lakes at Healthy Communities Coalition at (775) 287-7598.

barcellos with tongs

Additional 2017 Summer Events in Silver City:

Acoustic music jam sessions, last Saturday of each month from 3pm-5pm, hosted by Silver City Arts. If you like to sing, or you play a musical instrument, or if you simply enjoy music, come to the School House. During good weather, musicians may meet at the outdoor stage in the park, the Silver Pavilion. Recommended age: adults and teens.

July 4th: No STEM event due to holiday.

July 11th Conversations about community sustainability with long time residents of Silver City led by Sue Mark of Marksearch Oakland. Time and place to be announced. Sponsored by the Resident Artist Program in Silver City.

July 18th Bike Safety Rodeo with Western Safe Routes to Schools for ages 5-12. Tuesday, July 18th from 10am to noon at the Silver City basketball court (next to the School House). Kids will learn road rules and safety, participate in bike maneuvers and exercises. Kids will receive new bike helmets if they do not have one yet. Sponsored in partnership with Healthy Communities Coalition.

July 22 Art Exhibition: Molly Brunhild’s solo exhibition, titled The Outsider Show: Molly Brunhild Paintings, is being sponsored by the Silver City Arts group. A reception for the show takes place at the School House Saturday, July 22 at 1pm. Her work was the subject of the first chapter in Mary Beth Elam’s book, Mining the Treasures: Contemporary Comstock Artists.

July 25th Conversations about community sustainability with long term residents of Silver City led by Sue Mark and Bruce Douglas of Marksearch Oakland. Time and place to be announced. Sponsored by the Resident Artist Program in Silver City.

August 1st Hands-on Engineering Projects with Society of Women Engineers. For girls and boys ages 7-12. Sponsored in partnership with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey – Tuesday, August 1st, 10am-noon (robotics) at the School House.

August 8th Conversations about community sustainability with long term residents of Silver City led by Sue Mark and Bruce Douglas of Marksearch Oakland. Time and place to be announced. Sponsored by the Resident Artist Program in Silver City.

August 15th Conversations about community with long term residents of Silver City led by Sue Mark and Bruce Douglas of Marksearch Oakland. Time and place to be announced. Sponsored by the Resident Artist Program in Silver City.

August 22nd Fun Fair for Preschoolers and Their Parents. Tuesday, August 22 from 10am to noon at the town park. The event, which includes free books and snacks, plus crafts, hands-on science and literacy activities provided by United Way, is for parents and their children ages 2 years to 6 years. Nevada Families First will also host a booth with fun things for preschoolers and their parents to do.

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