Online Workshop Events Archive

NISE Network Online Workshops

Online Workshop: Working through Difficult Concepts in the Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Visitors bring different experiences and knowledge to the activity table, which sometimes helps and sometimes adds confusion to their learning. In this online workshop, learn how to identify common patterns of thinking (including misconceptions, preconceived notions and vernacular issues) as learners build their ideas around Earth and space science concepts and strategies to best address them. We will also discuss how to use the NISE Net’s NASA Wavelength lists to explore more resources to support building on facets of understanding while interacting with visitors.

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Online Workshop: The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: The Changing Earth

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The online presentation and discussion will cover the science behind three of the Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 toolkit activities - Rising Seas, Investigating Clouds, and Orbiting Objects. Space scientist and science educator will facilitate discussions around rising seas, cloud distribution and formation, and the Earth's gravity.  We will also discuss how to use the NISE Net’s NASA Wavelength lists to enhance or extend interactions with visitors.

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Online Workshop: The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: Astrobiology - Searching for Life

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

This online presentation and discuss will cover the science behind three of the Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 toolkit activities - Ice Orbs, Imagining Life, and Pocket Solar System. Astrophysicist and science educator will also lead a discussion about astrobiology and the search for life in the universe. We will also discuss how to use the NISE Net’s NASA Wavelength lists to enhance or extend interactions with visitors.

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Explore Science: Earth & Space Four-Week Online Professional Development Workshop

Sunday, February 12, 2017 to Thursday, March 9, 2017

As part of receiving the 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit, your education staff is eligible to participate in a free 4-week online professional development workshop, taking place February 13 – March 10, 2017. This workshop, presented in partnership with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, will prepare educators to present the toolkit activities to public audiences. While the toolkit itself already includes everything needed to present the activities, this optional extended online workshop experience will provide more in-depth training, exclusive access to guest scientists, and connections with colleagues at other museums who are also implementing the toolkit activities at their institutions. 

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Online Workshop: Tips for Planning Your August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Event (Recorded)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Planning for the August 21st, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! This online presentation and discussion, hosted by NISE Net with special guests, Dennis Schatz of the Pacific Science Center and Andrew Fraknoi of Foothills College, will cover the science behind the 2017 total solar eclipse that will cross the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina, and will provide suggestions for activities and programs to engage the public. Participants will be invited to share their own institutional plans and ask questions of our guest experts. 

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Online Workshop: Finding and Collaborating with Astronomy Experts and Volunteers (Recorded)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Connecting with astronomy and space science experts in your community: amateur astronomers, research scientists, and other experts are often enthusiastic volunteers eager to share their excitement for astronomy with the public. Learn how to find local experts and effectively collaborate with them to strengthen your astronomy and space science programs.

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Online Workshop: Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkits (Recorded)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Join NISE Network partners for an introduction to the new Space & Earth Informal STEM Education (SEISE) project and learn how your organization can become more involved in this exciting new opportunity. In this online workshop, we'll present a general introduction to the project and an overview of what’s in the new Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits, including information about how to apply and eligibility requirements. These workshops and toolkits are open for both new and existing NISE Network partners located in the United States.

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Online Brown-Bag: Activities and Conversations about Synthetic Biology: The Building with Biology Project (Recorded)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Learn how you can get involved in a national conversation about synthetic biology! In this online brown-bag conversation, we'll present a general introduction to the fast-growing field of biological engineering and describe a NSF-funded project that brings together professionals from the scientific community and informal science educators to create conversations between synthetic biology scientists and members of the public around the societal implications of this topic.

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Online Brown-Bag: Findings from NISE Net's Public Impact Studies (Recorded)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Come learn about findings from several NISE Net evaluation studies focusing on the Network’s public impacts. In this brown-bag conversation you’ll get (a) a snapshot of the entirety of NISE Net's ten-year public impact, and (b) a description of the kind of impacts that any single institution might have on its visitors.

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