The NISE Network National Chemistry Week page: www.nisenet.org/national-chemistry-week featuring nanoscience, technology, and engineering activities for the public suitable for National Chemistry Week.
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Online Brown-Bag: Localizing Your NanoDays Kit: Adapting Kit Material for Local Culture and Industry (Recorded)
NISE Net partners have adapted NanoDays activities to extend and increase engagement and understanding of nano in their local communities. From creating a series of culturally based activities for camps and school outreach to using kit activities to foster closer relationships with local industry, presenters in this online brown-bag conversation explored ways to identify the need and what steps these museums have taken to successfully bring nano to their community.
National Chemistry Week is the annual community event of the American Chemical Society (ACS), celebrated during the fourth week of October to encourage chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. This year's National Chemistry Week theme is "The Sweet Side of Chemistry- Candy." In this brown-bag, presenters discussed National Chemistry Week, shared NISE Net activities that have a candy connection, demonstrated how to make edible gummy capsules, and explained the chemistry behind these sweet activities.
Online Brown-Bag: Exhibit Small Talk - Tips for Hosting the Nano Mini-Exhibition: Marketing Strategies (Recorded)
Second in a series of brown bags about the Nano mini-exhibition, presenters discussed strategies for marketing the Nano mini-exhibition. They went over promotional materials developed by the NISE Network for the exhibit, the development process, and provided ideas on adapting these resources for use by your museum. Partners from three different museums talked about how they adapted NISE Network materials for use in their Nano advertising.
Join NISE Net partners for a conversation on how to better engage girls in museum programing! Presenters will share lessons learned, resources from PBS programing SciGirls and NSF funded Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Museum Network, and some specific tips and tricks to better engage girls in upcoming NanoDays 2015 activities.
Online Brown-Bag: Exhibit Small Talk - Tips for Hosting the Nano Mini-Exhibition: Staff Training (Recorded)
In this first in a series of brown bags about the Nano mini-exhibition, we take a look at different approaches to training staff and volunteers to work with the Nano mini-exhibition. We will review the NISE Network resources available to assist you as you begin and will also hear from partners about their experience preparing staff for ongoing work with the exhibit.