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Partner Highlight: 7th annual Nantucket Science Festival

April 7, 2021
Kim Botelho - Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket, MA
Every March, since 2015, the Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) has joined forces with the Nantucket Community School (NCS) to offer an annual Science Festival loaded with hands-on activities for the entire family.
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Apply to host a NASA-supported Webb Space Telescope Community Event - applications due May 16, 2021

April 2, 2021
Catherine McCarthy
The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) is scheduled to launch in October 2021, and NASA wants to help you celebrate this generational moment in our common exploration of the wider universe, through in-person or virtual events. Apply to be a NASA-supported Webb Space Telescope Community Events - application due May 16, 2021
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Partner Highlight: Space St. Croix brings content from “Mission: Control the Spread” exhibition to Hudson Area Public Library in Hudson, Wisconsin

March 31, 2021
Christina Leavell
Space St. Croix brings content from an exciting new exhibition showing how NASA research is assisting in efforts to control COVID-19 to the Hudson, WI area.
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Partner Highlight: Museums Nationwide Celebrate NASA Mars Perseverance Landing!

March 3, 2021
Dean Frias, Arizona State University
Museums all over the United States celebrated the NASA Perseverance mission and landing with a variety of public engagement programs both in-person and online. Programs covered a variety of content focused on the science behind the mission, the engineering to land the mission, and past and future exploration on Mars.
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Partner Highlight: Virtual Outreach Best Practices from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Virtual Astronomy Days

March 2, 2021
Kari Wouk - North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh NC
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC held its 30th annual Astronomy Days event this January…virtually! Typically, Astronomy Days draws 14K-16K visitors over the two-day weekend event. With the pandemic, such a large event was an impossibility...
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Partner Highlight: tag! Children's Museum in St. Augustine, FL engages children through online videos

March 2, 2021
Michele Wiles, tag! Children's Museum, St. Augustine FL
Talk About Genius! At Home in a Digital World of Play and Learning In March of 2020 we faced the realities and challenges of the COVID Pandemic and its impact on our programming for children and families. We took stock...
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Partner Highlight: WOW! Children's Museum virtual programming and ELPASO collaboration

January 7, 2021
Gini Philipp, WOW! Children's Museum
Like so many museums and institutions around the country who have been impacted by COVID-19, WOW! Children’s Museum in Lafayette, CO had to temporarily closed our doors in Spring 2020 and make the quick pivot to providing virtual education programs...
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National Informal STEM Education Network Year in Review 2020

January 6, 2021
Rae Ostman, Arizona State University
The year 2020 was challenging for many of us individually, as well as for our organizations and our communities. One bright spot in a tough year was our Network community, which came together to offer each other support, ideas, and...
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New Improvements to the nisenet.org website

January 5, 2021
Catherine McCarthy
Have you explored the nisenet.org 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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