Space Exploration Science This Tuesday For Kids 8 to 12

Silver City, Nevada – Parents and their children ages 8 to 12 are invited to come up to the Comstock town of Silver City for fun activities focusing on Space Exploration Science and NASA. The event takes place Tuesday, July 27 at 10am at the Silver City Schoolhouse at 385 High Street, Silver City, Nevada 89428. Email Quest Lakes at to reserve your child’s spot at this free event.

The presenter, Donald M. Scott, spent a decade with the Aerospace Education Services Program where he worked with NASA astronauts and scientists to develop K-12 activities and present those lessons to teachers and students in Nevada and Montana.

Mr. Scott will lead a series of hands-on activities – from rockets to rocks and beyond – to help kids learn basic principles of Space Exploration Science.

The morning will also include a brief overview of Mars analogue research in Nevada, plus a mention of NASA’s drone helicopter called “Dragonfly” which is on track to sample and examine sites around Saturn’s icy moon Titan by 2034.

Donald M. Scott will lead space exploration science activities for children on July 27, 2021.

Nevada has many connections to space exploration and NASA. For instance, Mars analogue research has been done in Nevada; the first woman NASA-JPL Mission Controller resides in Carson City; and UNR’s Desert Research Institute is a member of the Space Grant Consortium, a national network of universities working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA’s aeronautics and space projects.

Sponsorship: This event is sponsored by Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties in partnership with the Silver City Volunteer Library. It is part of the annual science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) program in Silver City, sponsored by Healthy Communities with guest teachers from various organizations.

Where is Silver City? Silver City is located in Lyon County within a federally designated historic landmark. The mountain community is 3 miles from Virginia City, 7 miles from Dayton, or 12 miles from Carson City.

Contact: Email Quest Lakes at to reserve your child’s spot at this free event.

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