Online Workshop: The COVID-19 Vaccine: What role can museums play in the rollout of the new vaccine?
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021
The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners, and create more channels for partners to share their work and learn from each other directly. Online Workshop...
Online Workshop: Learn about how to get involved with a new community science project around heat waves, sea level rise, extreme precipitation, and drought
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020
Through forums and citizen science projects, museums participating in the Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (CSCRC) project engage the public in active learning and resilience planning around heat waves, sea level rise, extreme precipitation, and drought. Join to learn more details about how to apply to be one of 20 sites that will be selected to receive a small stipend to host a science-to-civics campaign.
Online Workshop: The Science behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit B – Surviving in Space
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020
As NASA plans its return to the Moon and further human exploration into the solar system, how will astronauts be protected from the hazards of space? This online workshop covers the science behind the Moon Adventure Game and several of the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit B activities.
Online Workshop: Moon Adventure Game - An introduction to a new challenge-based game for science and children's museums
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020
Game players will work together to solve a series of challenges grounded in real science about living and doing research on the Moon. Members of the team that developed the game will introduce the game's learning objectives, provide an overview of the materials and professional development resources, and prototype testers will share their experiences including adaptations for early childhood visitors.
POSTPONED - Online Workshop: The Science behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit B – Virtual tour of a NASA MoonLab
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020
How do engineers and scientists prepare to return to the moon? By placing 6 tons of simulated lunar regolith in one of the coolest "sandboxes" on Earth. This online workshop covers the science behind several of the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit B activities that focus on the Moon followed by a virtual tour of NASA's MoonLab.
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020
The 2020-2021 school year is bound to look different than it has in past years as some schools have already moved to online learning. Given the uncertainty of the next few months what role can NISE Network partner organizations play with their local school's outreach and/or virtual field trips?
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020
As shutdowns and restrictions across the country are gradually being lifted and museums begin to reopen their doors and engage their communities, how are NISE Network partner organizations faring? Join us for part 2 of our Reopening Strategies online workshop and hear from a few NISE Network Partner organizations on their lessons learned and experiences from reopening.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Over the past month(s), shutdowns have caused our institutions to rethink and redesign the ways in which we engage our communities. What can your organization do to make visitors feel safe, and how can you protect the health and safety of your staff? Which programs and events will you continue to offer virtually, and which programs will you be able to responsibly offer in-person? Join us for an informal discussion on strategies and approaches to navigating the reopening of our doors to the communities we love to serve.
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020
Earth Day celebrations will look a little different this year as we all try our best to practice social distancing and protect the health of local communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us to learn more about how we can all get a little creative and still celebrate this year's 50th anniversary of Earth Day!
Online Workshop: The Science Behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit – Asteroid Mining (Part 3) (Recorded)
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
In the future, asteroids and dwarf planets in our solar system could become new sources for materials used in manufacturing, energy production, or supporting humans living in space. But before scientists and engineers can start mining, we as a society need to consider how mining asteroids might change our lives, now and into the future. This online workshop will cover the science behind the Asteroid Mining activity from the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit.
Online Workshop: Sustainability and Museum Visitors: Exhibits, Programs, and Other Ways to Engage the Public (Part 3) (Recorded)
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020
This online workshop will share successful approaches for engaging museum guests in learning about sustainability. Presenters will introduce key concepts related to sustainability and share ways that NISE Network partners are integrating sustainability into exhibits, programs, and other public-facing museum experiences.
Online Workshop: Sustainability in Museums Around the World: Working Together to Create a Sustainable Future (Part 1) (Recorded)
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
Join us to learn how museums around the world are engaging their staff, visitors, and communities in creating a sustainable future. Presenters will provide an overview of sustainability, explain its relevance to museums, and highlight examples of sustainability in different museums.
Online Workshop: The Science Behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit – Using Your Toolkit to Present the Life Cycle of Stars (Part 2) (Recorded)
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
Stars have an interesting story to tell—but where can you start with your visitors? This online workshop will cover the science behind two of the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit activities – Star Formation and Nebula Spin Art. Guest content experts will discuss how to use the activities on their own or together to introduce the life cycles of stars and their amazing diversity.
Online Workshop: The Science Behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit – Virtual Tour of a NASA Mission Prototyping and Testing Lab (Part 1) (Recorded)
Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020
This online workshop will cover the science behind two of the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit activities – Design, Build, Test and Mission to Space. After a brief overview of each activity and its resources, our guest presenter, George Gorospe, a research and control systems engineer at NASA Ames Research Center, will show us his lab and answer your questions.
Online Workshop: Using Your Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit Outdoors: Practical Advice for Collaborations and Logistical Aspects (Recorded)
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
Are you interested in using your Explore Science Earth & Space toolkit in an outdoor setting such as at a beach or on a guided canoe trip? Presenters will share some best practices, strategies, and logistical tips for outdoor programming, including resources for establishing local partnerships to help develop your own outdoor programming using the Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkits.
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
Join us for a conversation on how to design and adapt experiences for audiences with diverse and special needs. Presenters will discuss practices, partnerships, and experiences on programming for neurodiverse, deaf, blind, and visually-impaired audiences. Participants should leave feeling more confident in beginning to think about how to best reach, serve, and design for audiences that may not otherwise be best served by current programming.
Online Workshop: Empowering Girls in Science Through Growth Mindset and the New Girl Scout Space Science Badges (Recorded)
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
Join us for an online workshop focusing on Growth Mindset in girls and the new 2019 Space Science badges for Girl Scouts - Cadettes (grades 6-8), Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassadors (grades 11-12). Presenters will explore ways to engage and encourage girls in STEM, and how to be more inclusive more generally. We'll also explore the newly released Girl Scout Space Science Badges, the Girl Scouts’ STEM strategy, and ways science museums can successfully engage girls in Earth and space science.