Featured News

Brad Herring
Quiet on the set! And, action! Over the past month NISE Network project staff from the Museum of Life and Science, the Sciencenter and the University of California, Berkeley have been filming a total of 21 training videos to accompany...
Kayla Berry
Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter for the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network and community. COMMUNITY NEWS November 1st deadline to submit application for free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2018 toolkit Will the Explore Science: Earth & Space 2018...
Jennifer Beck, Kearney Area Children's Museum
The Kearney Area Children’s Museum (KACM) reached for the stars as they opened their museum to the community for a special Free Family Fun Night with a solar-eclipse theme. Families enjoyed a variety of activities from the NISE Net Explore Science: Earth & Space kit geared towards educating children and their families about the solar eclipse, space exploration, and science.

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October 20, 2017
October 24, 2017
ASTC 2017 will be hosted by The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, October 21–24, 2017. The NISE Network will have many activities and professional development opportunities at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference. More information: http://www.astc.org/conference/
David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science
What activities are each of you planning for National Chemistry Week (NCW) this year? As I am sure many of you are doing at your own institutions, we have been busy at the Museum of Science in Boston the last couple of months preparing for this year’s NCW celebration, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary. This year’s theme is “Chemistry Rocks!,” so we have been designing and testing a range of activities that will connect to geochemistry topics.
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
A few NISE Net partner highlights from the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse events, activities, public outreach, scientific data collection, and more!
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer 250 free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2018 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the United States. In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled...

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November 14, 2017
The Girl Scouts released a new set of STEM badges in 2017! Join us to learn about the new badges, and how science museums can successfully partner with their local Girl Scout troops. We'll be joined by STEM Strategy staff from Girls Scouts USA, as well as staff from museums who have built successful partnerships with their local troops. We'll also highlight activities from the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit that are ideal for Girl Scouts programs.

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October 10, 2017
Libraries are wonderful venues for reaching new, underserved audiences, since they are free and open to everyone. Join us to hear about successful partnerships between science museums and their local libraries, and how you can build a connection with the library in your own community. We'll also highlight activities from the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits that are ideal for library programs.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's novel. Frankenstein is a modern myth: a 200-year-old story that explores themes of human creativity, societal responsibility, and scientific ethics. These themes continue to resonate today. As citizens with access...