NanoDays Planning Guide

A welcome letter (with materials list) and the planning and marketing guide included in the NanoDays physical kit to assist with planning and promoting your NanoDays event. Also includes a link to the Guide to Building Parnerships Between Museums and University-Based Research Centers and a document outlining Strategies for Engaging Bilingual Audiences in your NanoDays event

SustainABLE kit

The SustainABLE online kit contains digital copies of everything you you'll need to host your own Sustainability in Science Museums event. Kit contents include planning, marketing and orientation materials, printable banners and poster, and background materials, activity guides and facilitator guides for the hands-on SustainABLE activities. All files are downloadable individually or packaged together in zip format.

Water Roll

This hands-on SustainABLE activity is meant to promote conversation about how water is distributed and used, and how we can work together to conserve this limited resource. In different parts of the country, guests may be familiar with different issues around water. For example, in some areas, purity of water may be more relevant to visitors than drought. (You can tailor the presentation of the activity to better reflect local concerns.) Players decide how they would distribute water between homes, farms and factories by sliding marbles down a tube into various containers.

My Community

In My Community, museum visitors can draw their neighborhoods and talk about what they like best or least about the places they live. They can check out the Changing Communities, and think of ways these spaces could be improved to help people, the planet, and the economy. Then, visitors can imagine how these solutions and others could be applied to their own neighborhoods, and change their drawings to make their neighborhoods better today and in the future.

High Five for the Future

What can you do today to help create a more sustainable world tomorrow? Visitors to High Five for the Future can write or draw their idea for a sustainable future, and take a photo of themselves high-fiving the future kid. You can share your photo and your idea on social media! #high5future

Future Builder

The Future Builder sustainability activity challenges visitors to build a tower representing a future community. Each card presents the players with a new part of their community to build—a school, park, gas station, museum, or something else—each with its own cost and reward. But players must balance their resources and construction carefully, meeting the needs of people, the planet, and the economy . . . or their community might be in for a crash!

Sustainability Planning Guide

Welcome to the SustainABLE project! These materials will introduce you to the SustainABLE Kit and its contents, and help you begin to plan your sustainability event. The included planning guide offers tips on finding and training collaborators and volunteers, marketing materials and suggestions, as well as a list of additional resources for a successful event. The Design Choices document will guide you through some of the ways to make the event itself a model of sustainability!

Building with Biology Event Planning and Marketing Guide

This is a detailed guide for planning and promoting your Building with Biology event. The guide covers each step of preparing for your event, recruiting and training volunteers and scientist partners, facilitating conversations during the event, and evaluating the event afterwards. Also included is a sample press release for your Building with Biology event, as well as a photo release form. The press releases are customizable, so you can include your institution's name, the date and location of your event, and any other additional relevant information.

Program Development: A NISE Network Guide to Creating Effective Learning Experiences for Public Audiences

This guide offers a comprehensive overview of NISE Network programming, including development by a multi-organization team, implementation by hundreds of partners nationwide, and impact on public audiences. It offers a practical introduction to the approaches, methods, and tools the Network uses to ensure our programs provide effective learning opportunities. Planning NISE Net program development is part of a large, complex public engagement effort that includes multiple workgroups creating

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