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Online Workshop: What's in Your Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit 2017 (Recorded)

This online workshop provided an overview of the hands-on STEM activities in the Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkit, tips for using training materials and forming local collaborations, and suggestions for marketing your events and programs. Presenters in this workshop were members of the NISE Network's toolkit fabrication team including Ali Jackson from Sciencenter, and KC Miller and Ethan Kruszka from Science Museum of Minnesota.

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REU Science Communication Workshop Planning & Implementation Guide, v.5.0

The REU Science Communication Workshop is designed to enhance the science communication skills of undergraduate students participating in research programs such as NSF's Research Experience for Undergraduates. The REU SCW has been implemented and evaluated quite successfully at more than 10 university campuses. This Guide offers program providers step-by-step planning and implementation instructions, hand-outs, media and print materials, evaluation tools, and sample workshop leader commentary. Interested providers are invited to contact the REU SCW Providers Hub (...

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Sharing Science Workshop & Practicum Planning & Implementation Guide

This Guide provides information and resources for planning and hosting a Sharing Science Workshop & Practicum for early career researchers that will enhance their science communication skills, engage their interest in education and outreach, and prepare them for providing effective and rewarding education outreach experiences. An updated version (v 4.0) of the guide and materials was posted in April 2016. Contact nano@mos.org with questions/comments. Please note: the PowerPoint presentation file called "Sharing Science...

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Engaging the Public in Nano Key Concepts

"Engaging the Public in Nano" provides an overview of key concepts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, as identified by the NISE Network. This document is intended as a resource for educators and others who engage the public in informal learning experiences.

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NASA Museum Alliance

The Museum Alliance is a community of practice comprising informal science educators at museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, Challenger Learning Centers, observatories, zoos, aquariums, parks, and nature centers who wish to share NASA information with their visitors.

It is intended to bring current NASA Science and Technology to visitors through professional development of the museums’ staff, advance notice of NASA events, and provision of materials such as visualizations, access to NASA experts, educational materials, etc. It is a free service and the only...

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NISE Network Professional Impacts Summative Evaluation

The NISE Network Professional Impacts Summative Evaluation is a longitudinal examination of individual professionals over the final three years of NISE Net funding. This investigation is based on the NISE Network goals for professionals and explores how involvement with NISE Net impacts an individual professional’s sense of community, learning about nano, and use of nano educational products and practices. This evaluation primarily included professional partners who were: (1) Informal Science Educators (ISE): Professionals from science museums and children’s museums...

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NanoDays: A NISE Network Guide to Creating Activity Kits, Building Communities, and Inspiring Learning

NanoDays is NISE Net’s signature event—an annual celebration that mobilizes hundreds of organizations across the country to engage staff, volunteers, and members of the public in learning about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. NanoDays kits are the Network’s most widely used set of resources, reaching over a million visitors throughout the year. About this guide: NanoDays is a complex effort that includes multiple Network teams working together to create resources and coordinate the participation of hundreds of partners. This guide...

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