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Awards for physical 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits announced

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to announce the award of 250  Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the US. In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a new set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.  In addition to the physical toolkits, all digital materials will be available online for free download in February 2017.

A total of 250 toolkits have been awarded to eligible organizations through a...

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Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit Content Videos filmed for 2017

Content Videos filmed for 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Darrell Porcello, University of California, Berkeley

Lights, Camera, Action, Part Deux! 

NISE Network staff moved the training video roadshow to the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, CA to film the next set of media assets for the 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit. Space scientists Drs. Laura Peticolas and Katherine Kornei, working with the NISE Network through University of California, Berkeley, starred in the videos that are designed to help staff and volunteers understand and communicate the science behind the toolkit activities. This new series of content videos will also leverage exciting NASA...

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NISE Network sending partners with Nano exhibition a refill kit to extend the life of the exhibition

Christina Leavell

What’s the hottest item of the 2016 Holiday Season? The Nano mini-exhibition refill kit of course!

The NISE Network has developed a kit of resources to replenish select components of the Nano mini-exhibition. Partner sites receiving the refill kit have all confirmed their shipment details, and delivery of materials should take place in mid to late December 2016.

The refill kit includes…

  • New set of puck-and-stick foam pieces for the “Build a Giant Carbon Nanotube” exhibit component
  • New set of blocks for the “Balance Our Nano Future” exhibit
  • ...

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Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit training videos filming

Training Videos filmed for 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

Lights, Camera, Action! Over the past few weeks NISE Network project staff located at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina have been working to create a set of training videos which will be included in the 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit. These training videos are designed to help staff and volunteers using toolkit activities learn how to facilitate the hands-on activities with members of the public.

Physical toolkit applications are due Friday, November 4, 2016, learn more about how to apply: ...

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Applications for free physical 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits of hands-on activities due November 4, 2016

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

 

The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer 250 free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the US.  In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a new set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.  In addition to the physical toolkits, all digital materials will be available online for free download in February 2017.

A total of 250 toolkits will be awarded to eligible organizations through a...

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New project announcement: ChemAttitudes

Kayla Berry, Museum of Science

We are pleased to announce the new project, ChemAttitudes, funded by the National Science Foundation. The ChemAttitudes project builds on the existing NISE Network infrastructure to raise the capacity of museums and informal science educators to engage the public in chemistry. This project  will use design-based research to develop a tested theoretical framework and set of educational activities that point the way to greater interestrelevance, and self-efficacy among museum visitors and those who attend events like National Chemistry Week. 

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NISE Network announces application for free Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits of hands-on activities

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer 250 free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the US.  In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a new set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.  In addition to the physical toolkits, all digital materials will be available online for free download in February 2017.

A total of 250 toolkits will be awarded to eligible organizations through a...

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Regional Hub Map 2016

NISE Network Transitioning to New Regional Hub Structure

Kayla Berry, Museum of Science

Dear NISE Network partners,

As the NISE Network makes a formal transition to the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network, we wanted to let you know that our regional hub structure will be changing slightly with some regions being combined with others. 

With the addition of new projects such as the Space and Earth Informal STEM Education (SEISE) project, the Network's regional hub structure will consist of four regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and West (as compared to the previous seven regional hub structure). For partners previously included in the Mid...

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Partner Highlight: NISE Network partner museum honored with 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science

We’d like to extend our most sincere congratulations to NISE Network partner, Mid-America Science Museum of Hot Springs, AR, on receiving the prestigious 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. This award, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their community, honors institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a difference for individuals, families and their communities.

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