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miSci Schenectady NY visitor playing the Moon Adventure Game

Partner Highlight: Celebrating Birthdays at miSci in Schenectady, NY with the Moon Adventure Game!

January 28, 2022
Krysia Kornecki, Schenectady Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) and Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
At the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in Schenectady, New York, space-themed birthday parties have been a hit. The space themed birthday program includes free time to explore the museum, a thirty-minute activity, party room time, and a customized live sky show in the Suits-Bueche planetarium of the birthday person’s night sky on the day they were born.
Marbles Kids Museum Webb Space Telescope Event visitors using Orbiting Objects activity

Partner Highlight: Visitors at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC learn about the James Webb Space Telescope

January 27, 2022
Hardin Engelhardt, Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC
Marbles Kids Museum held an out of this world space weekend event filled with activities exploring our universe and the James Webb Space Telescope that recently launched on December 25th, 2021.
Kauai Community Science Center  Waimea Hawaii Webb Space Telescope event Take home kits

Partner Highlight: Webb Space Telescope Community Events Across the US

January 11, 2022
Alyssa Johnson & Ali Jackson, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY
James Webb Space Telescope community events have been in full swing across the country this fall! Here are highlights from just a few of the Webb Community Events that have been taking place nationwide the past few months.
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NISE Network Year in Review 2021

January 10, 2022
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
National Informal STEM Education Network Year in Review 2021.
Birdseye view of Nano exhibition with visitors.

Celebrating 10 years of the Nano Exhibition, Newest Location in Yellow Springs, OH

January 7, 2022
Ali Jackson and Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY & Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
Believe it or not, the NISE Network’s Nano exhibition has been around for 10 years! Learn more about how the exhibitions are still reaching new audiences at new locations including the newest location in Yellow Springs Ohio.
Kentucky Science Center

Partner Highlight: A Few of our Favorite Things at the Kentucky Science Center

January 4, 2022
Andrew Spence, Kentucky Science Center
Staff from the Kentucky Science Center take a look back at some of their favorite NISE Network resources over the past decade.
Hawaii Children's Discovery Center Logo

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.
Moon Adventrue Game Twitch

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.
Storming the Castle

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.
Nathan Facilitates an Activity

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.