Science, Engineering, Arts and More at Summer Program in Rural Nevada

Silver City, Nevada – Many groups and volunteers came together once again to make the annual summer program in Silver City a success. Each year since 2003, Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey (HCC) has co-sponsored some of the free, public programming in STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – that the historic Comstock community offers annually in partnership with nearly a dozen groups and lots of community volunteers.

This summer, HCC co-sponsored a wide range of educational activites led by guest teachers from the Society of Women Engineers (Sierra Nevada region), The Sonic Screwdrivers, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Safe Routes to Schools, the Resident Artist Program in Silver City, the Silver City Volunteer Library, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, Nevada Families First, Parents as Teachers, Community Chest, Lyon County Human Services, etc.

With hands-on, fun activities and experiments, visiting experts taught concepts in environmental and mechanical engineering, robotics, scientific uses of drone technology, bicycle safety, Co2 and water pollution, etc. Events also included music concerts, a cloth diaper “how to” workshop, a school readiness fun fair for preschoolers and their parents, a Harry Potter library display (20th anniversary of the first book’s publication) and a summer reading promotion, and several workshops with marksearch.org designed to capture connections among community assets, sustainability, preservation of local history, and art.

Children and adults from Dayton, Virginia City, Mound House, Carson City and Silver City attended the public events.

For more information about the annual summer program, contact Quest Lakes at Healthy Communities Coalition at 287-7598.

drone concepts with jim barcellos unce

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