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Let's Do Chemistry! Changing Attitudes about Chemistry Video

Responding to a call in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2016 report on Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments, the Museum of Science, Science Museum of Minnesota, and National Informal STEM Education Network, partnered with the American...

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ChemAttitudes
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Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit

Tips Sheets for Engaging Public Audiences

This collection of tips sheets offer basic tips for engaging public audiences in hands-on activities. They include resources for engaging with young learners, girls and bilingual audiences, tips for accessibility, inclusion and engagement in museums, tips for engaging visitors in...

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Network wide
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Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit
Building with Biology kit
NanoDays kit

Online Workshop: Making Chemistry Matter to Your Public Audiences - Using Hands-on Activities to Stimulate Interest, Relevance, and Self-efficacy

Hear from project team members as they discuss the Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry project research findings and a framework for designing and facilitating informal hands-on chemistry activities with public audiences, and how they might be applied to other chemistry activities. Project...

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ChemAttitudes
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Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit

Online Workshop: Learn More About the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit

In this Online Workshop, NISE Network partners updated partners on the Explore Science: Earth & Space project, and how partner organizations can become more involved in this exciting opportunity. NISE Net staff presented a general introduction to the project and an...

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Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Building with Biology Summative Evaluation Reports (2018)

The Multi-Site Public Engagement with Science - Synthetic Biology (MSPES) project, publicly referred to as Building with Biology, was a three year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that promoted public engagement with science (PES) - a model...

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Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology

Online Workshop: Be Prepared: Safety Tips and Reminders for Museums Running Public Events, Including National Chemistry Week and Earth and Space Events

Learn more about helpful safety information museum professionals can use in the preparation and implementation of events for the public. This online workshop begins with a focus on chemistry safety in planning for and hosting outreach events such as for the upcoming National Chemistry Week...

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Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
ChemAttitudes

Online Workshop: What's in Your 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit

This online discussion provides a demonstration and overview of the hands-on STEM activities in the 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit, tips for using training materials, forming local collaborations, and suggestions for marketing your events and programs. This online...

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Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project

Public Engagement with Science: A guide to creating conversations among publics and scientists for mutual learning and societal decision-making

This guide is designed to help staff at informal science education organizations and others who are interested to develop, implement, and evaluate activities and events that incorporate the multi-directional dialogue and mutual learning at the heart of public engagement with...

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Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
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Building with Biology kit

Online Workshop: Museum Community Partnerships - Part 1: Libraries

Libraries are wonderful venues for reaching new, underserved audiences, since they are free and open to everyone. Join us to hear about successful partnerships between science museums and their local libraries, and how you can build a connection with the...

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Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project

Online Workshop: Findings from Data Collection about Building with Biology Events

In 2016, 200 Building with Biology kits were distributed to museums and informal science education organizations around the country. Kit recipients hosted events with hands-on activities and forum programs that fostered public engagement with science about synthetic biology. This online...

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Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
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Building with Biology kit

Online Workshop: What's in Your Building with Biology Kit

On your mark, get set, explore your new Building with Biology 2016 kit! Join us as we walk you through your new public engagement kit filled with hands-on activities, a public forum, and educational and professional development resources about synthetic...

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Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
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Building with Biology kit

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