Family Science Nights


Cause Areas


Thu Feb 01, 2018 05:00 PM - Tue Mar 20, 2018 08:00 PM


190 E. Liberty StSierra Nevada JourneysReno, NV 89501


Sierra Nevada Journeys helps schools organize Family Science Nights as a way to help kids fall in love with science and to increase parent engagement in education. Each Family Science Night can use 3-8 volunteers, and the time commitment is approximately two hours. Volunteers help parents and students engage in basic science exploration. During Family Science Nights, we offer 8-10 stations of simple science experiments testing different concepts and processes. Volunteers don’t need science knowledge to man the stations. Instructions are provided for how children should conduct the experiment along with follow up questions to ask them. The evening culminates with an exciting engineering contest judged by staff and volunteers.

Volunteer Activities:

  • Help students with simple science experiments
  • Help test every family’s engineering project
  • Ask questions that engage students and
  • Promote student achievement through
    encouraging feedback
  • Inspire the next Marie Curie or Elon Musk by
    helping kids fall in love with science


  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • 2 - 3 hours
  • Must have reliable transportation

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