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New Improvements to the website

January 5, 2021
Catherine McCarthy
Have you explored the website lately? Just in time to kickoff 2021, the website has a fresh new look, more intuitive navigation, and many technical upgrades. We’ve been listening to partner feedback and we think you’ll like what you...
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Partner Highlight: Carnegie Science Center hosts Space Out Astronomy Weekend

December 16, 2020
Brad Peroney, Carnegie Science Center
Space Out Astronomy Weekend is Carnegie Science Center’s annual celebration of all things astronomy.
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Explore Science: Earth & Space 2020 physical toolkit - Part B shipping to 350 partners across the United States!

December 16, 2020
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
Part B NISE Network’s 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space physical toolkit, including the *new* Moon Adventure Game is in the process of shipping!
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The 2021 Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities project application is now open!

November 27, 2020
Sara Benson, Museum of Science
Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (CSCRC) 2021 project and stipend announcement to support public forums in climate hazards and resilience planning.
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Lights, Camera, Zoom! Remote production and self-filmed training videos for the Explore Science: Earth & Space 2020 Toolkit Part B

November 5, 2020
Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science
Over the past several months we have been producing the next set of facilitation and content training videos that will accompany the hands-on activities in the new the Explore Science: Earth & Space 2020 toolkit Part B through an exhausting process of remote filming.
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Partner Highlight: NISE Network Activities Add More Learning Opportunities to a Rural Central Pennsylvania Children’s Museum

November 3, 2020
Lisa Ditty, Lykens Valley Children's Museum
Lykens Valley Children’s Museum’s (LVCM) “Launch Into Learning” space inspired exhibition debuted with new exhibits, and a space shuttle, for children to explore and new STEM stations from the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) for even more hands-on...
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Science-To-Civics: Building Community Resilience to Climate Hazards Through Citizen Science and Public Deliberation

November 2, 2020
Sara Benson, Museum of Science
The Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (CSCRC) project engages public participants in active learning about climate hazards through citizen science, also known as community science, deliberative forums and resilience planning. Learn more about this project and upcoming opportunities, including an online workshop on December 1st.
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Touched by an Asteroid: At-home Resources for NASA’s Latest Asteroid Mission

October 29, 2020
NISE Network
NASA celebrated a major accomplishment in October when the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched an ancient asteroid known as Bennu–currently more than 200 million miles away from Earth! OSIRIS-REx’s interplanetary encounter with Bennu lasted just long enough for the spacecraft to...
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Partner Highlight: Finding Success in Virtual Sustainability Programming

October 7, 2020
Nich Weller, Arizona State University
Efforts to incorporate and promote sustainability in the age of COVID might look a bit different than they did last year, but that hasn’t slowed the progress and ideas of some dedicated museum professionals. In September, the third cohort of NISE Network's Sustainability Fellowship Program shared their progress implementing a sustainability project at their museums.
Moon Adventure Game - Introduction

The Moon Adventure Game - An All New Interactive Experience

October 6, 2020
Christina Leavell
​​​​​​​If you received the NISE Network’s 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkit Part A earlier this year, then you have recently been contacted about receiving Part B of this year’s toolkit in the coming months. These messages mention the inclusion of a “collaborative Moon game” with this toolkit, but just what is a collaborative Moon Game? The Moon Adventure Game is a hands-on collaborative experience for STEM learning in museums and planetariums.


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