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Partner Highlight: Spooky Science at the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center in Honolulu

November 30, 2021
Vanessa Magallanes, Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center
Aloha! The Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center is known for welcoming visitors from near and far. Although 2021 has been challenging, this did not deter our amazing team to continue with our mission to be a world-class learning environment that is filled with hands-on, interactive exhibits that empower and inspire children to learn about themselves and the world through exploration and play.
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Partner Highlight: Moon Adventure Game gets the Twitch Treatment in Durham, NC

November 22, 2021
Max Cawley, Museum of Life and Science
About a year since its release, and after months of play by elementary and middle schoolers on the Museum floor, the Moon Adventure Game underwent a new kind of test: a trial run featuring experienced escape room designers streamed live for the public on Twitch.
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Partner Highlight: A Mammoth Production - Storming the Castle Museum Theater Script Now Available for Download

November 17, 2021
Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota
During the NISE Network’s Building with Biology project, the Science Museum of Minnesota developed a stage presentation with just this opportunity in mind. “Storming the Castle” is a museum theater show that introduces audiences to the field of synthetic biology and presents facts while representing the views of an ambitious scientist and a concerned member of the community.
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Partner Highlight: Sierra Vista, Arizona Celebrates Webb Space Telescope for All

November 1, 2021
Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science
The community of Sierra Vista, Arizona is hosting numerous outreach and public engagement programs this fall to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. Elizabeth Wrozek, curator for the Henry F. Hauser Museum, Ted Forte from the Patterson Observatory, and the Huachuca Astronomy Club of Southeastern Arizona collaborated to bring space science and astronomy education resources to Sierra Vista’s wider community including neuro-diverse adults and children.
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Partner Highlight: It’s a bird, it’s a plane... It’s the Solar System! Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye, NY Celebrates the James Webb Space Telescope Launch in a Big Way

October 29, 2021
Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY and Leta Wong, Westchester Children’s Museum, Rye, NY
In celebration of the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope launch, Westchester Children’s Museum, located in Rye, NY, will explore the wonders of the universe with special programming and activities on November 13th! Chosen as one of NASA's 500 celebration partners, the Museum is highlighting new and existing exhibits and programs that explore all things space.
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Partner Highlight: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center in Virginia offers virtual field trips to students around the world!

October 28, 2021
Amy Barra, Elizabeth Hall, and Dana Wright, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, Wallops Island, VA
Staff from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center created a series of virtual field trips with guided hands-on activities from the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits for students all across the US.
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Partner Highlight: A public gene editing forum in Phoenix Arizona from the eyes of a novice facilitator

October 4, 2021
Dean Frias
October Partner Highlight from Dean Frias, depicting the first time facilitating a public forum in Arizona.
Sublimation Bubbles - Eastern Oregon University

Partner Highlight: NISE Network Partners Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2021 - "Fast or slow...Chemistry makes it go!"

September 29, 2021
Christina Leavell
NISE Net partners celebrate National Chemistry Week in a variety of ways.
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Partner Highlight: Creating Virtual Field Trip videos for a virtual audience- Canyon Country Discovery Center, Monticello, UT

September 9, 2021
Ben Muhlestein
Canyon Country Discovery Center engages with local community during the COVID-19 pandemic through innovative and educational videos posted to social media.
Science Central Ice Cream demo

Partner Highlight: Out of this World Programming - Science Central, Fort Wayne, IN “Mission to Mars” Summer Camp 2021

September 3, 2021
Christina Leavell
Science Central's “Mission to Mars” program features activities that engaged campers in everything from launching into space to working on the surface of Mars.

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