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September 21, 2019
September 24, 2019
The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) 2019 Annual Conference is being hosted by the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada from September 21 through September 24, 2019. Get your passports ready and join the NISE Network in its many activities taking place this year!
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
Congratulations to Paul Martin - the 2019 recipient of the ASTC Leading Edge Award for Leadership in the Field (non-CEO). Paul has tirelessly served on the leadership team of the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) since 2005. Kudos...
Kayla Berry
Check out this month's NISE Network e-newsletter for the latest project and professional development opportunities, upcoming events, community announcements, science news, and much more.
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer 350 free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2020 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the United States. In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a new set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.
National Chemistry Week is a community based program of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This annual event unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. ACS members and NISE...

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November 19, 2019
The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners, and create more channels for partners to share their work and learn from each other directly. Online Workshop: Programming for Audiences with Special Needs Tuesday, November 19, 2019; 2 - 3pm Eastern / 11am - 12pm Pacific Sign up for this online workshop Join us for a conversation on how to design and adapt experiences for audiences with diverse and special needs. Presenters will discuss practices, partnerships, and experiences on programming for n...
Charles Gibson, Director of Outreach
In mid-July, the 23rd annual GLOBE meeting took place in Detroit just a few miles from the Michigan Science Center (MiSci). MiSci had spent months planning Apollo 11 50th Anniversary programs between July 16th-20th, from the Global Rocket Launch Challenge...
Alicia Morgan, Vice President of Education and Programs
The Frontiers of Flight Museum’s “Moon Day” in Dallas celebrates the past, present, and future of space flight and has become the largest annual space-themed exposition in Texas. Moon Day was established in 2009 by the Museum, in collaboration with the National Space Society of North Texas, as a family-oriented annual event on the Saturday closest to the anniversary of the first Moon landing. This year, the Museum’s 10th Anniversary Moon Day focused on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and was held on July 20th—the exact date of the first landing on the Moon.

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October 08, 2019
Join us for an online workshop focusing on Growth Mindset in girls and the new 2019 Space Science badges for Girl Scouts - Cadettes (grades 6-8), Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassadors (grades 11-12). Presenters will explore ways to engage and encourage girls in STEM, and how to be more inclusive more generally. We'll also explore the newly released Girl Scout Space Science Badges, the Girl Scouts’ STEM strategy, and ways science museums can successfully engage girls in Earth and space science.
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
NISE Network partners all across the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing all throughout July. Here are just a few samples of partner events that were shared online through social networking sites with the NISE Network.