Kids Learn About Pollinators with Carson Bee City and Master Beekeeper June 14

Silver City, Nevada – Silver City’s annual summer STEM + Arts Program kicks off with an activity to bring attention to June as National Pollinators Month.

On Tuesday June 14 from 10am to 11:30am, kids ages 5 to 10 with their parents can learn about bees and other pollinators and how to preserve their habitats. Participants can explore the differences between bees and wasps, and play the interactive “pollinator game” with a puppet bee.

Children will also have the opportunity to experience a honey tasting with samples from Clarter Farms. Afterward, families are invited to stay and play at the shaded Silver City park and playground.

The fun activities will be led by Kelly Clark, Chair of Carson City’s BeeCityUSA #76 committee, and Linda Groves, master beekeeper.

The event is open to families from everywhere.

The morning activities take place at the Silver City Schoolhouse community center. library and park at 385 High Street, Silver City, Nevada 89428.

Linda Groves is a Master Beekeeper and a member of Great Basin Beekeepers of Nevada, and owns the Bee Magic Educational and Learning Center in Mound House, Nevada in Lyon County.

Kelly Clark is the Chair of Carson City’s Bee City Committee, which helps promote and educate the public on what each person can do to promote sustainable pollinator habitat in Carson City.

In 2018, Carson City became the 76th Bee City USA affiliate in the nation, and the first in the state – setting an example for the rest of Nevada to choose to promote pollinator populations too. The community acknowledges the importance of pollinators to healthy ecosystems, agriculture and the local economy. Bee City USA is an initiative of The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a national nonprofit organization. Its mission is to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free to nearly free of pesticides. Imperiled pollinators like honey bees, bumble bees, butterflies, moths, bats, hummingbirds, and others are responsible for the reproduction of most of the world’s flowering plant species and one in every three bites of food human beings consume.

The June 14th pollinators activity in Silver City is part of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties’ annual science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) summer program, made possible through collaboration with guest teachers from various organizations.

Where is Silver City? Events like these 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, 11 miles from Carson City, and 30 miles from Reno and Lake Tahoe.

Contact Healthy Communities’ summer STEAM program organizer Quest Lakes at for more information.

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