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Best wishes to Brad Herring!

May 5, 2022
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
Brad Herring will be leaving the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC to start a new venture as a videographer and storyteller. Many of you know Brad from his work leading NISE Network online workshops, our Earth & Space project-based professional learning community, and as the Southeast regional hub leader.
Christina Leavell - Community Manager

Streamlining Partner Communications, Upcoming Projects and Opportunities

May 5, 2022
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
The NISE Network is streamlining our partner communications so that Christina Leavell will become our Community Manager and the primary contact for all NISE Network partners. Going forward, partners in any geographic region can reach out to Christina with any questions, concerns, or stories to share about network projects and opportunities. We also wanted to alert you about upcoming projects and opportunities.
Cloud in a bottle activity Physics Phun Day at ECHO in Burlington VT 2022

Partner Highlight: Physics Phun Day with University of Vermont at ECHO in Burlington, VT

May 2, 2022
Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter
University of Vermont students, staff, and faculty from the Physics Department recently spent a day at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont to host a “Physics Phun Day,” where they facilitated hands-on activities and demonstrations about how scientists trap and study very cold atoms.
Imagine Nation Bristol Connecticut with a young child and facilitator using star formation activity

Partner Highlight: Junior Ranger Night Explorers at Imagine Nation in Bristol, Connecticut

April 29, 2022
Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center in Bristol, CT, and a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol, celebrated space science last fall with a Junior Ranger Night Explorer outdoor event. Visitors viewed the Moon and stars using a real telescope, learned how stars form with the Star Formation activity, created a lunar mission with Moon Story Blocks, experimented with Hide and Seek Moon, and crafted a glowing stomp rocket.
Shajeeha Mumtaz explains the electromagnetic spectrum

Partner Highlight: California Science Center Shines a Light on Light!

April 5, 2022
Elaine Krebs, California Science Center
The California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA has a mission to inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, even virtually! In preparation for the James Webb Space Telescope Launch, two Education Staff, Elaine and Evelyn, set out to do just that by creating a bilingual set of videos and activity sheets. The videos feature some of the satellites on display, and introduce viewers to light waves and how the James Webb Space Telescope will utilize different wavelengths of light. They even include a fun activity inspired by one from the NISE Network’s Explore Science: Earth and Space activities.
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Partner Highlight: Exploration Place in Wichita, Kansas Honors African American Pioneers of Earth and Space Science for Black History Month

April 4, 2022
Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota
Partner highlight about the work of Exploration Place Honors African American Pioneers of Earth and Space Science for Black History Month.
NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei at Science Museum of Minnesota 2019 Moon Landing anniversary event with giant dinoaur T-Rex puppet

NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei breaks U.S. record for longest time in space

April 4, 2022
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
In March 2022 NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei became the U.S. astronaut with the single longest spaceflight in history - more than 340 days! The previous record of 340 had been set in 2013 by astronaut Scott Kelly.
Museum of Life and Science Durham NC air quality story interview ABC 11 News Museum of Life and Science screenshot

Partner Highlight: Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC works with local residents to monitor their air quality

February 28, 2022
Max Cawley, Museum of Life and Science
In Durham, particulate matter pollution from highways, industry, and wildfires pose a disproportionate local health hazard to residents. The Museum of Life and Science is committed to helping residents find solutions, beginning with a better understanding of the scope and scale of the problem.
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Partner Highlight: Lewisburg Children's Museum in Pennsylvania Celebrates the James Webb Space Telescope Launch with NASA Astronaut

February 24, 2022
Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY
Lewisburg Children's Museum in Pennsylvania Lewisburg Children's Museum celebrates the James Webb Space Telescope Launch with NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel.
miSci Schenectady NY visitor playing the Moon Adventure Game

Partner Highlight: Celebrating Birthdays at miSci in Schenectady, NY with the Moon Adventure Game!

January 28, 2022
Krysia Kornecki, Schenectady Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) and Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
At the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in Schenectady, New York, space-themed birthday parties have been a hit. The space themed birthday program includes free time to explore the museum, a thirty-minute activity, party room time, and a customized live sky show in the Suits-Bueche planetarium of the birthday person’s night sky on the day they were born.

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