Earth Day is April 22nd, and there are lots of potential Earth Day - nano ties. Here's a sample of resources, activities, and articles that might be relevant:
→ Energy (general)
We'll be at both the Materials Research Society's Meeting in San Francisco and the Association of Children's Museums Interactivity 2010 Annual Meeting in St. Paul, MN this spring.
Last week I posted information about the small grants MRS and WGBH are offering to organize outreach events around the premiere of Making Stuff. Apparently, a lot of folks have had similar questions about the outreach events, so the team wrote up answers to the top questions:
The NISE Net is sponsoring a bunch of professional development opportunities at the upcoming Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in San Francisco, April 5 - 9. Admission is included in meeting registration for all of these workshops, no additional registration is required.
Here are the workshops:
(New!) Technical Poster Design Seminar
Richard Souza, who is leading the Materials Research Society's involvement in the NISE Network, forwarded me this announcement about a small grant opportunity open to our partners. There's more information below, but please note that the application due date is April 1. The grant is for organizing outreach activities in connection with the release of Making Stuff, a PBS tv series on materials science. One of the four episodes is focused on nanotechnology, and nano will be a common thread throughout the segments.
Many of our partners have indicated that they do classroom activities of some type, so I'm going to be highlighting a few examples of partners incorporating nano into classroom programs. Please let us know what you've been doing with NISE Net or nano materials for K-12 audiences! Email Rae Ostman at rostman at sciencenter dot org.
Image by Michael Wyszomierski