Science and Art Fun in Silver City Tues July 10

Silver City, Nevada – Parents and their children ages 8-12 are invited to a fun class combining science and crafts on Tuesday July 10 from 10am-noon with instructor Jim Barcellos of University Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE). The hands-on activity Tuesday will be about chemical changes in paper. Kids will make and take home their own “nature prints.”

The free event takes place at the Silver City School House (community center) and Park at 385 High Street. 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 with UNCE, a robotics mini-camp with Society of Women Engineers, a floral design class with Community Roots, a music concert sponsored by the Resident Artist Program in Silver City, a preschool fun fair with United Way, 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 western 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.

Questions? Contact Quest Lakes of Healthy Communities at

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