NanoDays is next month, and the NISE Net has a number of training materials that might be useful for those new to presenting nano content to public audiences:
- Margaret Glass  and Steve Madewell  will be running an online training on a few of the NanoDays kit activities February 17 - 24. Email Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org  if you're interested in attending.
- The Bringing Nano to the Public guidebook  for researchers is available for download on nisenet.org.
- We also have a collection of Nano 101 resources here . The collection includes videos, short web articles, presentations for staff, and cart and stage demos.
- The NISE Net's Universal Design guidelines for programs  might be helpful for anyone thinking about communicating with public audiences, whether researchers or museum educators.
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison MRSEC Interdisciplinary Education Group  has some background information on nanotech topics available here  and information on some materials science topics, including liquid crystals, here .
- The Museum of Life and Science  published a short survival guide for scientists and engineers interested in making effective classroom presentations (1996), that's available online here . Some of those guidelines are probably applicable for informal settings as well as formal settings.
- If you're looking for pretty in-depth information for researchers, the European Commission developed two guides: a Scientist's Survival Kit and a Guide to Successful Communications. You can download both from their website here  (scroll down, the guides are on the right).
- Lisa Regalla, Science Editor at Twin Cities Public Television, presented a National Science Teachers Association/National Science Digital Library web seminar in November 2009 called Knowing Nano. The webinar has been archived and is available for free here .
A NanoDays volunteer at the Museum of Science, Boston .