“We’re excited to once again host this celebration of science and technology happening throughout the region,” said Craig Rosen, Co-Director Northern Nevada Science and Technology Festival. “Science and technology are such a big part of our community and this is an opportunity for local organizations to share their love of STEM with the next generation of scientists, biologists, and engineers.”
Some of the free public events planned for this year include:
- Step into a Scientists’ Shoes: Citizen Science for the whole family, April 26, 2022 5:00-8:30 pm, at the Patagonia Outlet store, hosted by Desert Research Institute. Bring your five senses as DRI scientist Ted Hartwell shares his adventures in archaeology, comets and asteroids, community environmental monitoring, and more.
- On April 27, 2022, The Discovery presents Robots Rock where you can immerse yourself into the world of robots. Build your own circuits, program a robot and see how robots are being used in and around Reno.
- Seeing the Stars at Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is happening April 28, 2022. Discover the Sun, stars and galaxies. Try out NASA astronaut modules and look through the eyes of robotic telescopes to explore the universe!
- Join Sierra Nevada Journeys on April 29, 2022, for Families in Nature at Rancho San Rafael for a hands-on nature exploration. On your nature walk and scavenger hunt, learn about what animals need to survive as you explore their habitats.
Additionally, more than a dozen local businesses are participating in Science is Everywhere on Saturday April 30, where you can attend behind-the-scenes tours and demonstrations at some of the top science and technology companies in the region including: Animal Ark; Carson City Library; The River School and Great Basin Outdoor School; Nevada Department of Wildlife; Redwood Materials; Reno Food Systems; Truckee Meadows Water Authority; University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering’s Epic Lab; and UNR Innevation Center.
One of the festival’s goals is connecting students with science education and possible STEM career pathways through the Science in the Schools series. Students and teachers can participate in a bingo game that introduces a variety of STEM principles.
Learn more at nnsciencefest.org.