The death of George Floyd is another tragic reminder of the racial discrimination and inequities in our society. As we have witnessed in the days since his death, people across our country are angry, frustrated, and sad. We stand with those seeking systematic change in our society. Nationally and locally, we know we must address the persistent, undeniable racism in our communities. NISE Network and our partners are committed to playing our role in building a just future.
Libby Dotson, Center for Global Women's Health Technologies, Duke University and Max Cawley, Museum of Life and Science
This Partner Highlight is written in both Spanish and English
Está claro que la pandemia de 2020 causada por el nuevo coronavirus presenta un serio desafío para una comunicación científica efectiva: las comunidades de todo el mundo necesitaninformación científica...
Frank Kusiak, UC Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science
If you’ve heard of any product that uses nanotechnology to help fight the novel coronavirus in some way, you might want some help explaining how it works to your visitors. Nanotech has helped in many ways when fighting COVID-19 from...
Museum of Life and Science, Museum of Science, and Sciencenter
Now that many museums and science centers are beginning to reopen with new Covid-19 protocols in place, their front line staff are learning to identify and deal with visitor situations that may require staff involvement and/or de-escalation, such as with visitors who do not physically distance themselves from others or refuse to wear a mask.
The 2020-2021 school year is bound to look different than it has in past years as some schools have already moved to online learning. Given the uncertainty of the next few months what role can NISE Network partner organizations play with their local school's outreach and/or virtual field trips?
In light of the impact of COVID-19 on all of our communities, NISE Network partners were forced to re-imagine and create new ways to engage their audiences in Earth and space programming using the Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkit activities.
We hope that you, your friends, family, and colleagues are all staying well. We know many of us are being affected by COVID-19 and the economic downturn. We are inspired by the outpouring of creativity and hard work as we hear...
Tish Bresee, Kopernik Observatory and Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
Although New York announced that summer day camps can be conducted onsite, Kopernik Observatory & Science Center decided to instead host a series of eight different online summer STEM camps that children will be able to enjoy from the safety and comfort of their own home.
ASTC 2020 will take place virtually on October 19–21 with pre-conference intensives planned for the week of October 12–16. ASTC has announced a rapid call for session proposals due Saturday, August 22, 2020.
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is a community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the United States.
What does NISE Net do?
The NISE Network community works year-round to develop and disseminate educational materials and resources. Our educational experiences take the form of small exhibitions, hands-on activity kits, programs, and public forums. Our products are scientist reviewed and receive rigorous testing.
This website is an online digital library of educational products and tools designed for educators and scientists, as well as a source of professional development resources for those working in the field of informal science education.