Interested in discovering new ways to introduce nanoscience and nanotechnology? This conversation discusses ways to incorporate nano into your programming for school groups. Discussion includes best practices and tips for designing single short interaction modules that work well on field trips and afterschool programs. If you're thinking about applying for a mini-grant, this will be a great opportunity to discover new ideas and learn about programs serving school groups that have been funded by NISE mini-grants.
Online Workshop Events Archive
Have a great idea that you want to turn into a NISE Network mini-grant project? You're not alone! We average 70 applications for the mini-grants program each year, and each year it becomes more difficult to choose projects to pursue with such a high-quality submission pool. This brainstorming session for the 2014 mini-grant application cycle discusses the mini-grant program and provides and opportunity for colleagues to discuss project ideas.
Creating meaningful partnerships can be a challenging endeavor. This conversation explores what some institutions have done with mini-grant awards in developing partnerships to reach new audiences in nano education. Participants also share lessons learned from partnerships of their own and how they've met challenges head on.
Online Brown-Bag: The Science Behind NanoDays 2013 Activities - Part Two: Laddering Activities Around Polymers and Light at the Nanoscale (Recorded)
When we train staff to present NanoDays activities it's important to ensure that they are comfortable with the underlying science and one way of doing this is to ladder or group activities that have similar concepts. This brown-bag conversation discusses way to connect 6-8 different NanoDays activities (from 2013 and from years past) and includes many great additional resources!
Online Brown-Bag: Bust Out the Tablet for NanoDays! Mobile Devices and Nanotechnology Conversations (Recorded)
If you're using mobile devices on the museum floor and you're holding a NanoDays event, why not combine the two!? This brown-bag conversation discusses ways to supplement and extend visitor interactions about nano using a mobile device like an iPad. A discussion around nano apps, facilitation strategies, and unconventional uses of mobile devices to reach your audience about nano are presented.
In this brown-bag conversation, you will be introduced to the science behind the NanoDays activities and/or applications of the research topics covered in the NanoDays kit? You will also learn more about how the NanoDays kits are related to cutting-edge research currently taking place in labs around the world.
The workshop will focus specifically on the NISE Net’s Universal Design Guide for Public Programs. Workshop facilitators will give a brief introduction to the guide, look at some examples of universal design in programs from the NISE Net catalog, and will have an expert advisor on hand to answer questions.
Science cafes are live events in casual settings like pubs or coffeehouses, where scientists engage the public in conversations about current science topics. For more information on how to host your own science cafe, see the NISE Network Product "Science Cafe Guide."