NISE Network Blog

By: Meagan Downey, Robinson Nature Center
Robinson Nature Center is a nature education facility in Columbia, MD whose mission is to facilitate the enjoyment and understanding of nature. Robinson includes a planetarium, dubbed the “NatureSphere” through which center staff interpret earth and space science concepts. Robinson was honored to receive a 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit to help patrons of the center discover phenomena studied by NASA in a whole new way.
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The NISE Network has created a variety of resources about butterflies that are great for integrating into programs or exhibits about butterflies. These activities and resources focus on light, color, iridescence, pigmentation versus structural color, and technology inspired by nature....
By: Latongia Pepper, Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center welcomed over 2,200 visitors of all ages to Journey to Other Worlds for Space Day on March 11th. The Science Center partnered with organizations from across the Upstate to bring in interactive exhibits, stage shows, presentations, and hands-on activities to inspire, awe, and motivate visitors to LOOK UP and CATCH THE VISION of aviators and astronomers from the past, present, and future.
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
We have recently made some major improvements to the nisenet.org website. The new site features all the same popular content from the existing website but with a fresh new look, a software upgrade, and additional content filtering and searching features....
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The NISE Network has created a set of materials to help with marketing and promotion of your Explore Science: Earth & Space event. We have designed materials to be customizable so you can adapt them to fit your needs: Planning...
By: Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
We are pleased to be partnering with the College of Charleston in South Carolina to share an educational project designed to help all audiences, including blind and visually impaired participants, learn more about the science surrounding the 2017 total solar...
By: Liz Leahey, The Discovery Museums
Last spring, The Discovery Museums in Acton, Massachusetts, were thrilled to have the chance to participate in another successful NISE Net initiative as recipients of a Museum and Community Partnerships Explore Science: Zoom into Nano kit . Through the Zoom...
By: Meghan Schiedel, The Discovery
The Discovery , located in Reno, Nevada, sees an average of 700 visitors a day during spring break! As a recipient of the 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit , The Discovery is advertising this valuable space programming with...
By: Building with Biology Project Team
By now, terms such as genetically-engineered or genetically-modified, synthetic biology, and even CRISPR are likely more familiar to you than they were five years ago. Gene-editing has become a scientific breakthrough and topic of popularity both in research and in...

By: Lydia Evans, Joseph Moore Museum

Synthetic or real vanilla—which tastes better? Guests at the Joseph Moore Museum’s Building with Biology event had the opportunity to decide for themselves while learning about bioengineered food at the Bio Bistro station. After tasting cookies baked with synthetic or...