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We support Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office (NCSOS) in both planning and implementation on behalf of our arts community. Nevada County’s Annual STEAM Expo spotlights developments in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and math. During the Expo these arts initiatives are offered:

Da Vinci Awards: These awards are offered for outstanding design and display of STEAM Project submissions.  Winners are recognized publicly at the STEAM Expo Awards Ceremony.

Hands-on Art:  Nevada County Arts Council offers fun art lessons for students, parents, and teachers linking art to STEM subjects and led by our own teaching artists.

Young at Art Displays:  Select pieces of student artwork submitted to our Young at Art annual exhibit from classrooms across Nevada County are displayed at the STEAM Expo.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition (Student Category):  Following environmental themes, Nevada County Arts Council displays 2D and 3D winning submissions at the Expo.  Students may submit work at

Poetry Out Loud:  Because our annual STEAM Expo takes place during National Poetry Month, Nevada County Arts Council showcases students coached for Poetry Out Loud in preparation for its annual Sierra Poetry Festival in late April. Poems that reflect a connection with STEM subject areas will be considered for presentation at the STEAM Expo. 

Student Voices Campaign:( Nevada County Arts Council will arrange for the showing of several submissions to the Student Voices Campaign, a statewide initiative in which students create and submit two minute videos. We will also be at hand to encourage teachers and students to participate in this creative way for young people to make their voices heard in their school district..