NISE Network Earth & Space Partner Meeting 2019 - Concurrent Sessions


Concurrent Sessions: A

* Concurrent session organizer


PROGRAMS & AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Programming for audiences with special needs 

  • Max Cawley, Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC*
  • Marta Beyer, Museum of Science, Boston, MA
  • Meagan Downey, Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, MD
  • Carolyn Ng, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD
  • Meghan Schiedel, Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, Reno, NV

Presentation Slides (PDF)


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Effective facilitation techniques and strategies to have conversations with your audiences 

  • Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN*

  • Douglas Coler, Discovery Place Inc., Charlotte, NC
  • Stephanie Long, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN
  • Sean Rooney, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Portland, OR
  • Josh Sarver, Center of Science and Industry (COSI), Columbus, OH
  • Anika Taylor, The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis, MN

Presentation Slides (PDF) 


EXHIBITS 

Getting the most out of your Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition

  • Ethan Kruszka, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN*

  • Jason Craig, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA

  • Brittney Kugler, Discovery Network at Museum of Discovery, Little Rock, AR
  • Emily Maletz, Emily Maletz Graphic Design, Portland, OR
  • Tim Rhue, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Baltimore, MD

Presentation Slides (PDF)


PROGRAMS

Getting the most out of your Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits at your institution 

  • Ali Jackson, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY*

  • Jacob Heck, Bootheel Youth Museum, Malden, MO
  • Megan Norris, miSci Museum of Innovation and Science, Schenectady, NY
  • Michael Rathbun, Discovery Center Museum, Rockford, IL
  • Cailee Smith, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT 
  • Hever Velazquez, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Presentation Slides (PDF)


PROGRAMS

Programs and resources to engage teens and adults

  • Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA*
  • Derrick Pitts, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Hardin Engelhardt, Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC
  • Brian Levine, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), New York, NY
  • Michael Roberts, Morrison Planetarium, Cal Academy, San Francisco, CA
  • Lucien Scott, Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, TN 
  • Marcos Stafne, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT

Presentation Slides (PDF)


COLLABORATIONS & PROGRAMS

Partnerships with youth-serving organizations (afterschool programs, scouts, Y’s, 4-H, and more)

  • Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC*
  • Hadley Andersen, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
  • Rachel Carpenter, Children’s Discovery Museum, Normal, IL
  • Jason Hammond, Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston, TX
  • Diane LaFollette, Mid-America Science Museum, Hot Springs, AR

Presentation Slides (PDF)


Concurrent Sessions: B


K–12 COLLABORATIONS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Working with teachers and schools to engage K–12 students in informal learning environments

  • Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA*
  • Lindsay Bartolone, Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Chloe Ducette, Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID
  • Trudi Plummer, Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, MA
  • Becky Wolfe, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Presentation Slides (PDF)


PROGRAMS

Incorporating Earth and space science content into your summer camp

  • Ali Jackson, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY*
  • Katie (Kat) Burkhart, Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, Crawfordsville, IN
  • Sarajane Gomlak-Green, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY 
  • Joan Harper-Neely, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA
  • Christine Shupla, Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), Houston, TX
  • Rhea Waldman, South Dakota Discovery Center, Pierre, SD

Presentation Slides (PDF) 


PROGRAMS & AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Planning successful BIG events such as anniversaries, celebrations, and festivals

  • Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN*
  • Paul Freiling, Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis, MO
  • Deb Novak, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM 
  • Keith Ostfeld, Children's Museum of Houston, Houston, TX
  • Aaron Slonecker, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK
  • Nick Whites, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology, Bloomington, IN
  • Kari Wouk, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC

Presentation Slides (PDF) 


COLLABORATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

How to prepare and train event volunteers and staff

  • Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN*
  • Emily Belle, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY
  • Alex Dour, Orpheum Children's Museum, Champaign, IL
  • Susan Heilman, Museum of Science, Boston, MA
  • Meghan Murray, Above & Beyond Children's Museum, Sheboygan, WI
  • Calvin Uzelmeier, Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), Rochester, NY

Presentation Slides (PDF)


COLLABORATIONS

Collaborating with experts: How to find and collaborate with Subject Matter Experts

  • Darrell Porcello, Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco, CA*
  • Patricia Bresee, Kopernik Observatory & Science Center, Vestal, NY
  • Amelia Chapman, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA
  • Kay Ferrari, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA
  • Katherine Kornei, Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Brandon Lawton, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Baltimore, MD
  • Rimma Murta, Maui Science Center, Maui, HI
  • Nick Spicher, Imagine Children's Museum, Everett, WA
  • Vivian White, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), San Francisco, CA

Presentation Slides (PDF) 


COLLABORATIONS

Partnerships with community organizations and libraries

  • Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC*
  • Stacey Forsyth, CU Science Discovery, Boulder, CO
  • Anne Holland, Space Science Institute (SSI), Boulder, CO
  • Allison Schwanebeck, Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
  • Ray Vandiver, Discovery Lab, Tulsa, OK

Presentation Slides (PDF)


Concurrent Sessions: C


PROGRAMS

Engaging families and young children in Earth and space science content

  • Emily Belle, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY*
  • Michelle Kortenaar, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY*
  • Gina Anderson, The Children's Museum of Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
  • Dawn Baldwin, Children's Museum of Science & Technology (CMOST), Troy, NY
  • Margaret Beswick, Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, Honolulu, HI
  • Anne Drake, Great Lakes Children's Museum, Traverse City, MI
  • Anna Hurst, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), San Francisco, CA
  • Katie Julsrud, Children's Museum of Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
  • Stephanie Kadam, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, CT

Presentation Slides (PDF)


COLLABORATIONS

Partnerships in unusual places (places of worship, prisons, the beach, and canoes):

Best practices, strategies, and resources for local partnerships

  • Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN*
  • Alan Brown, Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport, LA
  • Charlie Gibson, Michigan Science Center, Detroit, MI
  • Derrick Pitts, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Samantha Sands, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO

Presentation Slides (PDF)


AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Resources and strategies for engaging girls

  • Kayla Berry, Museum of Science, Boston, MA*
  • Angela Gaige, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MoST), Syracuse, NY
  • Pamela Harman, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA
  • Erin Hogeboom, National Girls Collaborative Project, Lynnwood, WA
  • Lisa Hoover, Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, CA
  • Karyn Knecht, Eugene Science Center, Eugene, OR
  • Linda Shore, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), San Francisco, CA

Presentation Slides (PDF)


AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Resources and strategies for engaging bilingual audiences

  • John Gordon, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN*
  • Marcie Benne, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Portland, OR
  • Daniel Allison, Challenger Learning Center, Tallahassee, FL
  • Kevin Dilley, Explora, Albuquerque, NM
  • Felipe Peña, Children's Museum of Brownsville, Brownsville, TX
  • Dan Steinberg, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Presentation Slides (PDF)


AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

A conversation about the needs and future of public engagement in Earth and space science

  • Rae Ostman, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ*
  • Lin Chambers, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
  • Keliann LaConte, Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO
  • Paul Martin, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Denise Smith, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Baltimore, MD
  • Theresa Schwerin, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Arlington, VA

Presentation Slides (PDF)


AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Making Earth and space science relevant to specific audiences and adapting to local needs

  • Darrell Porcello, Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco, CA*
  • Allison Anderson, Museum of Science, Boston, MA
  • Jessica Burke, Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise, ID
  • Mary Dussault, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA
  • Caitlin Ervin, University of Montana – spectrUM Discovery Area, Missoula, MT
  • Zdanna King, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN
  • Laura Peticolas, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Presentation Slides (PDF)


Acknowledgements

This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award numbers NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).