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A group of kids and adults pose for the Communities for Immunity Photo Booth with handheld signs that say "Vaccines are Safe!"

Partner Highlight: Vaccine Confidence Resources from The Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, California

June 28, 2022
Lee Bishop, Lawrence Hall of Science
Staff from the Lawrence Hall of Science worked with public health scientists and community partners to design activities to boost vaccine confidence in families with young children. Some activities were adapted from NISE Networkresources, and detailed activity guides and materials are available online.
COSI-NASA Space Learning Lunchbox Kit Contents

Partner Highlight: Feeding Hungry Lives and Hungry Minds Worldwide

June 9, 2022
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter and Stephen M. White, Esq., COSI
The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) is partnering up with other community-based and human services organizations to feed hungry lives and hungry minds. Learn how your institution could become a Learning Lunchbox distribution partner in your local community
Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition at NASA Wallops Visitor Center

Partner Highlight: The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center Gives a Warm Welcome to the Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition

June 2, 2022
Christina Leavell
Partner highlight about the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center hosting the NISE Network’s Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit.
Lewisburg Nano exhibition setup along wall

Partner Highlight: The Nano Mini-Exhibition arrives at the Lewisburg Children’s Museum in Pennsylvania

June 2, 2022
Christina Leavell
The Nano Mini-Exhibition still goes strong after 10 years, arriving at the Lewisburg Children’s Museum in May 2022.
Layers of the Atmosphere - New Exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences

Partner Highlight: Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA Develops New Tactile Exhibit "Layers of the Atmosphere"

May 31, 2022
Kimberly Novak
Partner Highlight about the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA and their latest collaboration to increase opportunities for greater awareness, understanding, and access for the visually impaired.
Brad Herring Headshot

Best wishes to Brad Herring!

May 5, 2022
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
Brad Herring will be leaving the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC to start a new venture as a videographer and storyteller. Many of you know Brad from his work leading NISE Network online workshops, our Earth & Space project-based professional learning community, and as the Southeast regional hub leader.
Christina Leavell - Community Manager

Streamlining Partner Communications, Upcoming Projects and Opportunities

May 5, 2022
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
The NISE Network is streamlining our partner communications so that Christina Leavell will become our Community Manager and the primary contact for all NISE Network partners. Going forward, partners in any geographic region can reach out to Christina with any questions, concerns, or stories to share about network projects and opportunities. We also wanted to alert you about upcoming projects and opportunities.
Cloud in a bottle activity Physics Phun Day at ECHO in Burlington VT 2022

Partner Highlight: Physics Phun Day with University of Vermont at ECHO in Burlington, VT

May 2, 2022
Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter
University of Vermont students, staff, and faculty from the Physics Department recently spent a day at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont to host a “Physics Phun Day,” where they facilitated hands-on activities and demonstrations about how scientists trap and study very cold atoms.
Imagine Nation Bristol Connecticut with a young child and facilitator using star formation activity

Partner Highlight: Junior Ranger Night Explorers at Imagine Nation in Bristol, Connecticut

April 29, 2022
Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center in Bristol, CT, and a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol, celebrated space science last fall with a Junior Ranger Night Explorer outdoor event. Visitors viewed the Moon and stars using a real telescope, learned how stars form with the Star Formation activity, created a lunar mission with Moon Story Blocks, experimented with Hide and Seek Moon, and crafted a glowing stomp rocket.
Shajeeha Mumtaz explains the electromagnetic spectrum

Partner Highlight: California Science Center Shines a Light on Light!

April 5, 2022
Elaine Krebs, California Science Center
The California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA has a mission to inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, even virtually! In preparation for the James Webb Space Telescope Launch, two Education Staff, Elaine and Evelyn, set out to do just that by creating a bilingual set of videos and activity sheets. The videos feature some of the satellites on display, and introduce viewers to light waves and how the James Webb Space Telescope will utilize different wavelengths of light. They even include a fun activity inspired by one from the NISE Network’s Explore Science: Earth and Space activities.