NISE Network Blog

Sara Benson, Museum of Science
Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (CSCRC) 2021 project and stipend announcement to support public forums in climate hazards and resilience planning.
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Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science
Over the past several months we have been producing the next set of facilitation and content training videos that will accompany the hands-on activities in the new the Explore Science: Earth & Space 2020 toolkit Part B through an exhausting process of remote filming.
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Lisa Ditty, Lykens Valley Children's Museum

Lykens Valley Children’s Museum’s (LVCM) “Launch Into Learning” space inspired exhibition debuted with new exhibits, and a space shuttle, for children to explore and new STEM stations from the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) for even more hands-on learning about...

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Sara Benson, Museum of Science
The Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (CSCRC) project engages public participants in active learning about climate hazards through citizen science, also known as community science, deliberative forums and resilience planning. Learn more about this project and upcoming opportunities, including an online workshop on December 1st.
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NISE Network


NASA celebrated a major accomplishment in October when the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched an ancient asteroid known as Bennu–currently more than 200 million miles away from Earth!  OSIRIS-REx’s interplanetary encounter with Bennu lasted just long enough for the spacecraft...

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Nich Weller, Arizona State University
Efforts to incorporate and promote sustainability in the age of COVID might look a bit different than they did last year, but that hasn’t slowed the progress and ideas of some dedicated museum professionals. In September, the third cohort of NISE Network's Sustainability Fellowship Program shared their progress implementing a sustainability project at their museums.
Christina Leavell
​​​​​​​If you received the NISE Network’s 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkit Part A earlier this year, then you have recently been contacted about receiving Part B of this year’s toolkit in the coming months. These messages mention the inclusion of a “collaborative Moon game” with this toolkit, but just what is a collaborative Moon Game? The Moon Adventure Game is a hands-on collaborative experience for STEM learning in museums and planetariums.
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Children's Creativity Museum
The Children’s Creativity Museum unveils an ongoing event series focused on making sustainability accessible for young children, Sustainability Challenges For Kids, which is a collection of activities to be done at home centered around the important concept of sustainability-making choices that help people, communities, and environments be healthy now and in the future.
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Christian Wong, Executive Director, Hawaii Science and Technology Museum
The Hawaii Science and Technology Museum wanted to share our current and upcoming activities with all of you. Needless to say this is going to be an incredibly challenging school year as we deal with the effects of COVID-19 and how it has affected our society, economy, and educational infrastructure. We feel a duty to continue to serve Hawaii Island as best we can through our various educational and research programs and partnerships.
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Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota
With 472,900 square feet of space and 120,000 artifacts, re-opening the world’s largest children’s museum during a pandemic may seem next to impossible. Nonetheless, the intrepid staff of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis did just that in July 2020. Currently, they are still going strong, and a quick look at their website can provide us all with some simple strategies to facilitate bringing audiences back through their doors.