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Mission Future exhibition opens at Arizona Science Center

March 30, 2023
Paul Martin, ASU
Mission Future: Arizona 2045 is a 2,500 square foot interactive exhibition developed by Arizona State University (ASU) in collaboration with Arizona Science Center, NASA, and numerous additional local and national partners.
Exploring Science Practices: Early Explorations Activity - Kids Experimenting

Early Explorers at Spark! Imagination and Science Center in Morgantown, West Virginia

March 16, 2023
Julie Bryan, Spark! Imagination and Science Center, Morgantown, West Virginia
Partner highlight about Spark! Imagination and Science Center in Morgantown, West Virginia and their Early Explores program for children ages four and younger and their grown-ups.
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The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka Ignites a Love of Science in Children

March 7, 2023
Caitlin Luttjohann, Vice President of Play and Learning & Laura Burton, Director of Marketing, Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Partner highlight about the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, in Topeka using NISE Network STEM programming to ignite a love of science in children.
Museum educator talking with people in a greenhouse with plants

Partner Highlight: NISE Network partners featured in ASTC Community Science Framework video

February 7, 2023
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
Several NISE Network partners have local efforts featured in the ASTC Community Science Framework. The video focuses on attributes and outcomes for successful equitable community science.
A visitor exploring ferrofluid in the the Nano exhibition at the Missoula Public Library

Partner Highlight: University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula, MT is all about sharing

February 2, 2023
Nick Wethington, University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area
The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula, MT is all about sharing. Situated on the 2nd floor of the Missoula Public Library, spectrUM has longtime, embedded partnerships with libraries, schools and other institutions around the Western Montana region. Because Montana is a very rural state, we’ve found that the best way to reach our audience is to bring exhibits, activities and educational experiences to where they live, work, learn and play.
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NISE Network Year in Review 2022

January 10, 2023
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
When reflecting on this past year, we are filled with gratitude to be able to collaborate with all of you! This past year we continued to increase our capacity as professionals and organizations to engage the public in STEM topics throughout the United States. Our strength as a Network comes from our collaboration as dedicated professionals, and our impact comes from the work we all do to engage our local communities.
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What's Next? Upcoming Opportunities in 2023

January 10, 2023
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
A review of upcoming opportunities in 2023.
CoCreation Participants in Durham, North Carolina housing discussions talking around a table

Partner Highlight: Congratulations to our Co-Created Public Engagement with Science Stipend Recipients!

January 10, 2023
David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science
NSF-funded Building Capacity For Co-Created Public Engagement with Science project led by the Museum of Science, Boston, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), and the Museum of Life and Science (MLS) in Durham, North Carolina Congrats to the partners participating in the stipend recipients! Bisbee Science and Exploration Center, Bisbee, AZ Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown, PA Explora, Albuquerque, NM Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH McWane Science Center, Birmingham, AL Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL Memphis Museum of Science and History, Memphis, TN Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, Newark, OH We will be sure to share the progress in their co- creation activities as their important work progresses.
Students Proudly Display Ice Orbs from this Family Science Night Activity

Partner Highlight: Museum of York County in Rock Hill, SC Makes New “Ice Age Carolinas: Exploring Our Pleistocene Past” Exhibit More Inclusive to Spanish-speaking Audiences

December 11, 2022
Carole Holmburg, Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC
Partner highlight about the Museum of York County in Rock Hill, SC, and some exciting new resources they produced as part of their project from the NISE Network’s Earth & Space Project-Based Professional Learning Community 2021-2022.
Pensacola Mess Hall in Florida event with a child looking through telescope to observe the Moon

Partner Highlight: Pensacola MESS Hall Observes the Moon and More for International Observe the Moon Night

November 2, 2022
Christina Leavell
Pensacola MESS Hall hosts an Observe the Moon-themed "Curiosity Day" full of events in collaboration with the Escambia Amateur Astronomy Association.