Upcoming Events

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February 04, 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.

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February 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.

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February 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.

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February 25, 2020
This online workshop will help your organization "walk the walk" when it comes to sustainability. Presenters will share specific steps museums can take, from integrating sustainability into their policy and governance to greening their facilities and operations.

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March 03, 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.

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March 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.

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April 18, 2020
April 26, 2020
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Since 1970, Earth Day has increased awareness of the planet we live on, pollution, climate change, endangered species, and many other environmental issues. The NISE Network has many resources, in addition to your toolkit, to help you plan for your Earth Day celebration. Earth Week takes place on the week around Earth Day Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens; NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service. Caption: Kathryn Hansen. Please visit our Earth Day 2020 - 50th Anniversary compilation of resourc...

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May 05, 2020
May 08, 2020
May 5-8, 2020 Hosted by The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum (MO) Theme: Play the Long Game Registration is open and the preliminary schedule has been posted! NISE Network Partner Breakfast The NISE Network will be hosting a breakfast for staff from partner institutions (no need to RSVP). DETAILS TBD Booth and Exhibit Hall The NISE Network will have a booth in the exhibit hall featuring public engagement activities and resources including information about upcoming projects opportunities. DETAILS TBD Concurrent Sessions, Posters, and Talks Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m....

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October 16, 2020
October 20, 2020
October 17–20, 2020 ASTC 2020 will be hosted by the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, October 17–20 , with preconference ASTC Intensive workshops on Friday, October 16. Call for proposals Do you have an idea for an ASTC 2020 conference session or poster? Read through the Call for Proposals for details about what your proposal must contain and learn more about the conference theme. The submission portal opens soon, so start preparing your proposals! You will need a myASTC account to use the portal. Please create an account here if you do not already have one. The submission deadline is Jan...