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Partner Highlight: Out of this World Programming - Science Central, Fort Wayne, IN “Mission to Mars” Summer Camp 2021

September 3, 2021
Christina Leavell
Science Central's “Mission to Mars” program features activities that engaged campers in everything from launching into space to working on the surface of Mars.
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Diving deep into the “Let’s Do Chemistry” framework through train-the-trainer workshops

August 4, 2021
Emily Hostetler, Museum of Science, Boston
The Museum of Science in Boston and the American Chemical Society hosted online train-the-trainer workshops for chemistry outreach professionals in fall 2020 - winter 2021 to dive deep into the Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry framework to learn how to increase the impact of their hands-on chemistry activities.
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Partner Highlight: Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY - Adventures in Nanoscience

July 27, 2021
Susan Frank, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Science Learning Center in Upton, NY develops a virtual "Adventures in Nanoscience" summer program for students entering 4th to 6th grade.
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Partner Highlight: Moon Murder Mystery - South Dakota Discovery Center’s Creative Extension to the Moon Adventure Game

July 23, 2021
Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota
Learn all about South Dakota Discovery Center's creative extension to the NISE Network’s Moon Adventure Game.
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New Job Opportunity in Neuroscience and Neuroethics Public Engagement with the NISE Network

July 20, 2021
Darrell Porcello, Children's Creativity Museum
The new Barbara Gill Civic Science Fellow in Public Engagement in Neuroethics will bring researchers and practitioners together to design the future of neuroscience public engagement with the NISE Network.
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Partner Highlight: Sharing experiences about kit activity lending libraries

July 7, 2021
Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science
Learn how some NISE Network partners have created activity lending libraries to share their kit activities with other organizations and educators in their community and create opportunities for broadening their reach.
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Participate in the 2021 Summer NASA's Astrophoto Challenges

July 7, 2021
Dean Frias, Arizona State University
What's going on with the Galaxy #M87? How does its supermassive black hole impact the entire galaxy? Encourage your learners to explore more about M87, the target for this season of NASA's #AstrophotoChallenges
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Partner Highlight: Partners Celebrate the June 2021 Annular Solar Eclipse

June 17, 2021
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
On June 10th, NISE Net partners gathered in parks and on rooftops, virtually and in-person to look to the skies and celebrate the June 2021 annular solar eclipse.
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Partner Highlight: NASA Downlink Program Connects Curiosity of Texas Students with Experience of Astronauts in Orbit in Brownsville, Texas

June 1, 2021
James Walker, Content Creator, Children’s Museum of Brownsville, Brownsville, TX
Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station, in collaboration with the Children’s Museum of Brownsville in Brownsville, TX and the South Texas Astronomical Society answer questions from Brownsville high school seniors via a NASA downlink program.
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Partner Highlight: To the Moon and Back – The Moon Adventure Game at Bootheel Youth Museum, Malden, Missouri

May 27, 2021
Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota
Bootheel Youth Museum uses the Moon Adventure Game along with its many other space science programs and exhibits