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Kayla Berry
Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter for the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network and community.

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June 07, 2017
In 2016, 200 Building with Biology kits were distributed to museums and informal science education organizations around the country. Kit recipients hosted events with hands-on activities and forum programs that fostered public engagement with science about synthetic biology. This webinar will present methods and results from three data collection efforts about the project.
By: Latongia Pepper, Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center welcomed over 2,200 visitors of all ages to Journey to Other Worlds for Space Day on March 11th. The Science Center partnered with organizations from across the Upstate to bring in interactive exhibits, stage shows, presentations, and hands-on activities to inspire, awe, and motivate visitors to LOOK UP and CATCH THE VISION of aviators and astronomers from the past, present, and future.

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June 27, 2017
On August 21st, 2017, communities all across the US will gather to witness a truly historic event, a total solar eclipse. Do you have your plans finalized for the big event? It's not too late! If you’re still looking for programming ideas, or if you have ideas you’d love to share with others in the NISE Net community, join us for an online sharing of eclipse planning and programming ideas.

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June 20, 2017
With the August 21st total solar eclipse just around the corner, a high-quality online stream of this rare event can add content and context for your visitors. Robyn Higdon from the Exploratorium, with help from Frank Kusiak at the Lawrence Hall of Science, will provide tips for giving your visitors a solid viewing experience.
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The NISE Network has created a set of materials to help with marketing and promotion of your Explore Science: Earth & Space event. We have designed materials to be customizable so you can adapt them to fit your needs: Planning...
By: Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
We are pleased to be partnering with the College of Charleston in South Carolina to share an educational project designed to help all audiences, including blind and visually impaired participants, learn more about the science surrounding the 2017 total solar...

KC Miller, Science Museum of Minnesota

All the 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space physical toolkits should now be delivered! As you begin your preparations for your Explore Science: Earth & Space events this spring, we encourage you to go through each activity box sooner rather...

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August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017
2017 Total Solar Eclipse Who? What? Where? When? and How? ​ Who Can See It Lots of people! Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 12 states. What is It? This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to an hour and a half, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse the longest period when the...