These forms are for use at your Building with Biology event. If you wish to record your event through video, audio, or photographs, these forms will allow you document which visitors do—or do not—consent to the collection and use of their image by your institution and the NISE Network.
These are English and Spanish language versions of a sample press release for your Building with Biology event. The releases are customizable, so you can include your institution's name, the date and location of your event, and any other additional relevant information.
These materials will help prepare you, your staff, and your event volunteers for a successful and engaging Building with Biology event. Included are the event orientation presentation (with notes) and the tips for conversations reference sheet.
These are the materials you will need for reporting on your Building with Biology events. Included are the event evaluation survey and the forum survey form, to be completed by event participants.
This page contains all the logos and specifications for making your own Building with Biology event and marketing materials. Each logo comes in jpg, png, and AI file formats.
Here is a selection of NISE Net Building with Biology press photos! Please use these images for marketing Building with Biology events, and in creating other related materials. These photos are free for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
These files contain digital copies of a wide variety of promotional materials for your Building with Biology event. They include multiple formats of ready-to-print and customizable ads, posters, and banners. Collections of sample press photos and Building with Biology logos for any event materials you might want to create, as well as photo release forms and a sample press release, can also be found in the "Links" section below.
This is a collection of colorful, printable reference sheets on the basics of synthetic biology and related fields of study. Using illustrations and simple language, the sheets describe the essentials of genes and DNA, traditional agricultural breeding, genetic engineering, and synthetic biology. These sheets will be useful for many of the Building with Biology activities, as well as for general background on the subject.
These stickers can be used at your Building with Biology event to help visitors identify scientist volunteers. Each sticker says "I'm a scientist," and invites visitors to ask the wearer how they are building with biology. (Spanish versions also available.)
These "passports" can be used at your Building with Biology event to help visitors keep track of everything they've done there—they can collect stamps to mark when they've talked to a scientist, asked a question about synthetic biology, shared an idea on the graffiti wall, or talked to a volunteer about the things they like or don't like about synthetic biology. The passport challenges visitors to collect as many stamps as possible.