This 20-page PDF booklet provides an introduction to informal science education and to science museum practice for nano and materials science researchers. It advises researchers on ways to collaborate with science museums to increase the impact of their education outreach activities, and includes a rich bibliography.
A guide to creating informal public conversations about Nanoscience
The NISE Network program and activity templates package includes tools for developing educational programs: a lesson plan template, NanoDays activity guide template, slideshow presentation template, peer review guidelines, and Universal Design checklist.
Guidelines for creating accessible exhibits within the NISE Network
The NISE Network program evaluation tools package includes guidelines and templates to facilitate in program evaluation
We've put together resources to help you promote your NanoDays event and other nano educational activities. A collection of NISE Net press photos can also be found in the Media - Promotional Materials section of the nisenet.org website. For questions regarding usage of the NanoDays logo or other marketing materials, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide to hosting an event that brings scientists and the public together in an informal setting.
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:
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