Partner Highlight: Learn How Network Partners are Remaining Resilient and Adapting During Current Times – COVID-19

Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
Children's Museum of Houston photo of kids jumping

The NISE Network continues to be amazed at the way partners are rapidly adjusting to changing times, learning how to adapt in-person programs, demonstrations and activities into virtual and at-home learning experiences. This is no small feat and we want to highlight Network partners’ work that we’ve seen shared online over the last couple of weeks and sing your praise! This is a great opportunity to learn from each other, share resources, and support one another as best as we can.

Check out the work from Network partners below and please share your outreach programming with the NISE Net by tagging us in your posts so we can continue to share your work with others too!

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Online Virtual Programming

 

Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, AZ

Join the Arizona Science Center for daily Facebook Live demonstrations.

 

Children’s Museum of Houston, TX

Daily virtual learning where educators and staff bring the museum to you and extend learning at home with activities, experiments, stories, music, performances, and more.

 

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, OH

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery releases a daily DIY Science Activity with easy to get materials, step-by-step instructions, and a basic science explanation for families to download available, as well as virtual programming throughout the day. Explore Boonshoft at Home, an online learning experience for all ages!

 

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, IN

Daily Facebook Live presentations providing science lessons and demonstrating science activities to do at home.

 

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, PA

Museum at Home: Explore creative maker activities that you can do at home.

 

Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka, KS

Discovery at home! is a series of educational content videos designed to get families playing and learning at home.

 

Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC

Connect with Team Marbles in their Daily Dose of Play spotlighting fun activities you can do at home! You can also check out Daily Does of Play videos on Marbles YouTube channel.

 

Museum of Science in Boston, MA

#MOSatHome is a collection of online STEM resources designed to bring the Museum to you through Daily Live Streams and STEM Beyond School. 

 

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA

Participate in Facebook Live discussions with Chief Bioscientist, Dr. Jayatri Das, for the latest in current science news and much more.


Activities and Resources

 

Boston Children’s Museum, MA

In honor of the museum’s 100th anniversary, the Boston Children's Museum has compiled a list of their 100 favorite ways to play that encourages children and families to play together at home and out in the world.

 

Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, OH

COSI Connects is a digital doorway for daily fun at-home science discovery and learning.

 

Children’s Museum of South Dakota in Brookings, SD

Looking for at-home activities? Check out Recipes for Play!

 

Children’s Museum of St. Tammany in Mandeville, LA

Engage in interactive daily activities, adventures, and storytelling with their Museum Without Walls online programming provided through Facebook.

 

Discovery Center in Murfree Spring, TN

Discovery at Home resources to help you and your family have fun and keep learning from home. Find new content on their blog post.

 

Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA

Make sense of timely COVID-19 and virus topics and find general science support for your virtual classroom or learning at home together.

 

Gateway Science Museum, California State University, Chico

Visit Gateway Science Museum's Gateway from Home for hands-on activities and to stay in touch with the community.

 

Insights El Paso Science Center in El Paso, TX

Are you looking for fun educational activities to do with your kids during COVID-19 social distancing? Explore Insights compiled list of STEAM activities to do at home including STEAM activities, outdoor activities, arts and crafts

 

New York Hall of Science in Corona, NY

Learn more about a pop-up exhibition about viruses, how they work, and how to prevent their spread.

 

NYHoS: Transmissions: Gone Viral

Transmissions: Gone Viral is a digital interactive comic book, which means you can discover extra content throughout the story by clicking on special prompts.


ASTC Educational Resources

ASTC is compiling a list of educational resources that may be helpful for science and technology centers and museums as they continue to serve their communities and missions during this period of temporary closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This list includes resources about COVID-19, infectious disease, and online programming.
https://www.astc.org/coronavirus/educationalresources/


Association of Children’s Museums

Read The Run Around and check out ACM’s list of virtual activities offered by children’s museums.
https://childrensmuseums.blog/2020/03/24/virtual-activities-for-families/


NASA Resources

 

NASA STEM for Students

Fun STEM activities for kids, adults, and families to do at home. 

NASA STEM @Home for Students Grades K-4

 

Learning Space with NASA at Home

Explore space and science activities you can do with NASA at home; includes a variety of activities from grades K-12.
Learning Space with NASA at Home