Science Fun in Silver City July 3 and July 10

Silver City, Nevada – Jim Barcellos of University Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) will be offering science fun on both July 3 and July 10 from 10am-noon at the Silver City School House (community center). The activities are free and all children ages 8-12 and their parents are welcome. Parents are asked to stay and join in the fun and help with clean up.

About the instructor: For more than ten years Jim Barcellos has served local schools in afterschool programs, bringing science engagement through interactive lessons that stress involvement, curiosity and science vocabulary and literacy. He is a member of the Nevada Afterschool Network

Free Annual Summer Program: Each summer since 2003, Silver City has partnered with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties to make possible a program of free STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities led by guest teachers from many different groups. This year, activities include science experiments, a robotics mini-camp, a floral design class, a music concert, a preschool fun fair, and more.

Where is Silver City? These events are opportunities to discover Silver City, one of the hidden gems of the Comstock. Silver City is located within a federally designated historic landmark, 3 miles from Virginia City, 7 miles from Dayton, 12 miles from Carson City, and 30 miles from Reno and Lake Tahoe. When you’re exploring northwestern Nevada, Silver City has lots to offer. Throughout the year, the town’s many community groups offer free public programming in art, music, theater, poetry, history, and science at the local park, outdoor stage and community center (School House), with something to appeal to every age group, from toddlers to elders.

Parking can be found on the south side of the School House at 385 High Street.

Questions? Contact Quest Lakes of Healthy Communities at

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