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Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
revised March 18, 2020 We know many NISE Network partners are canceling public events and temporarily closing your facilities in order to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect your communities. At this time, we want you to know...
Revised 3-19-2020 The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) and its partners have developed a variety of hands-on STEM activities designed for use in museums and science centers. Most of these hands-on STEM activities listed below can be done...
Kayla Berry
Check out this month's NISE Network newsletter for the latest project and professional development opportunities, upcoming events, community announcements, science news, and much more.

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March 31, 2020
your fellow NISE Net partners for an informal online get-together to share resources and strategies for engaging and supporting our communities.
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
As many of us engage in social distancing to try to slow the spread of coronavirus, we know many of our partner staff are being asked to work from home. For some, this may be your first time working from...
Jill Kary, Arkansas State University Museum
In honor of Arkansas Science Festival, seven Arkansas State University (A-State) departments came together to host STEM Fest on October 25, 2019. The event was an explosive hit! More than 700 students in grades K-12 registered to attend this event, an indicator of youth interest, and more than 100 volunteers assisted with STEM hands-on activities, some from NISE Net's Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit.

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March 24, 2020
In the future, asteroids and dwarf planets in our solar system could become new sources for materials used in manufacturing, energy production, or supporting humans living in space. But before scientists and engineers can start mining, we as a society need to consider how mining asteroids might change our lives, now and into the future. This online workshop will cover the science behind the Asteroid Mining activity from the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit.
Sustainable Futures A collection of new public programs exploring sustainable futures. Each program in the collection includes a complete set of digital resources, including instructions for preparing the program supplies, printing your own graphics to use with the public, and...

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May 05, 2020
May 08, 2020
Given the rapidly evolving impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global community, including the Mayor of St. Louis prohibiting any gatherings of more than fifty people, ACM announces the cancellation of InterActivity 2020, May 5-8, in St. Louis. For more information, please visit the ACM website.
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Since 1970, Earth Day has increased awareness of the planet we live on, pollution, climate change, endangered species, and many other environmental issues. The NISE Network has compiled many resources...