Science in The Park Event September 12

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Science In the Park – FREE Event for Families

Sierra Nevada Journeys and the Junior League of Reno invite families to a FREE event on Saturday, September 12 from 3 to 5PM. Science in the Park will take place at Dick Taylor Memorial Park in Reno. The FREE event will feature a series of science activities for all ages, prizes, and an afternoon of family fun while learning about the world around you.

“This is an opportunity to get kids excited about science and remind them that learning can be really fun,” said Eileen Carter, president of the Junior League of Reno. “Our organization is honored to continue our tradition of supporting children in our community, and we are thrilled to partner with Sierra Nevada Journeys on this great event.”

Science in the Park will present stations with fun science activities for kids and families of all ages. The activities all use a hands-on approach to discover scientific principles such as seeing how many water droplets you can squeeze onto a penny as a way to discover the concept of water tension. Activities at this event will explore concepts from across the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) spectrum.

“As a part of our education programming, SNJ hosts ‘Family Science Nights’ at local elementary schools’” said Eaton Dunkelberger, CEO of Sierra Nevada Journeys. “The parents who participate in our Family Science Nights have a ton of fun learning science with their kids and use it as an opportunity to demystify and have fun with science. We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Junior League of Reno to bring these Family Science Night activities to an open community event!”

Learn more about Science in the Park by visiting www.jlreno.org.

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