INSIDE THIS ISSUE
- Community News - "NanoDays Collection" shipped to active NISE Network partners, Building with Biology events have begun taking place around the U.S. this summer, Space and Earth Informal STEM Education (SEISE) project, Sustainability in Science Museums digital kit available for download online
- Upcoming Events - Upcoming online workshops: Staying connected to the Network and community, My Sky Tonight workshop: Astronomy for pre-K children in museums, Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference 2016
- Featured on the Website - Building with Biology Kit, SustainABLE Kit, NanoDays Collection Book, DIY Nano Book
- Partner Highlights - NISE Network partner museum honored with 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, Museum & Community Partnership - Zoom into Science at the Library, Building with Biology at the Museum of Science in Boston
- Science in the News - New nanomaterial offers promise in bendable, wearable electronic devices; Genetically engineered crops appear to be safe, federal expert analysis finds; Silicon Valley's bloody plant burger smells, tastes and sizzles like meat; Juno in orbit around might Jupiter
- Nano Throughout the Year
- We still have a few free physical kits available, learn more and how to apply
- Still seeking scientists? Invite a FBI agent to participate in your Building with Biology event!
- Building with Biology digital kit includes digital versions of all the planning and promotional, orientation and training, and educational materials provided in the physical kit.
- Training videos for Building with Biology hands-on activities, forum, and data collection.
- What's in Your Building with Biology Kit webinar explores the kit's hands-on activities, professional and educational resources, and evaluation materials.
- Building with Biology forums provide an opportunity to engage your audience in thoughtful conversations with scientists about important issues regarding the potential societal and ethical implications of synthetic biology. Forums have been developed around the topics of gene-drives and the gene-editing technique, CRISPR.
- Event Planning and Marketing Guide for planning and promoting your Building with Biology event, including sample press releases.
- Online scientist volunteer orientations presented by AAAS will help to prepare scientists and volunteers facilitating hands-on activities at your event.
→ Sustainability in Science Museums digital kit available for download online
- 7/12: Building with Biology: Public Engagement Fundamentals (for scientists) - repeat
- 7/13: Building with Biology: All about Audiences (for scientists) - repeat
- 7/14: Building with Biology: Communicating Synthetic Biology (for scientists) - repeat
- Engaging Audiences in Science through Building with Biology Public Forums (for host site staff)
- Building with Biology: Host Site Overview - Communicating Synthetic Biology (for host site staff)
- Evaluating the Public's Experience at Building with Biology Events (for host site staff)
- What's in Your Building with Biology Kit (for host site staff)
- Evaluating Building with Biology Forums (for host site staff)
- Building with Biology: Public Engagement Fundamentals (for scientists)
- Building with Biology: All about Audiences (for scientists)
- Building with Biology: Communicating Synthetic Biology (for scientists)
→ Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference 2016
- hosting a NISE Net booth in the exhibit hall where we'll feature public engagement activities, resources, and information about current and upcoming project opportunities
- Network partners presenting in a number of conference sessions about nano and synthetic biology
FEATURED ON THE WEBSITE
- Building with Biology Kit - the kit is designed to help museum and scientist partners engage public audiences in conversations and hands-on activities about the field of synthetic biology and the ways this emerging technology is interconnected with society.
- SustainABLE Kit - the online digital kit contains all the materials and resources you'll need to host your own Sustainability in Science Museums event.
- NanoDays Collection Book - a compendium of NanoDays activities and resources from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network. These materials can be adapted for use anytime of the year in various other events and regular programs.
- DIY Nano Book - the NISE Network's full collection of do-it-yourself science activities that investigate the nanoscale, which allow families to experience and learn about the nanoscale at home or on the go.
NISE Network partner museum honored with 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
The SUNY Poly Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (SUNY Poly CMOST) and the Albany Public Library have frequently worked together on a variety of STE(a)M based projects, recognizing one another as strong community organizations. With similar missions aimed at educating and engaging the public, when the opportunity was announced to apply for an Explore Science – Zoom into Nano kit that focused on Museum & Community partnerships, it was an obvious fit for The Museum to pursue Albany Public library as a partner in this endeavor...Continue to the full partner highlight to read more about the collaborative programs and family science events.
NANO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Sun and Sand
MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
July 19 - 23 - Visitor Studies Association (VSA) - Boston, MA
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