NISE Network Blog

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...

By: Sarah Zimmerman, Port Discovery Children's Museum

Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore is committed to providing educational programming to children of all socio-economic backgrounds across Maryland. The Museum and Community Partnerships Explore Science: Zoom into Nano kit was the perfect opportunity for the museum to reach...
KC Miller, Science Museum of Minnesota
All the 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space physical toolkits should now be delivered! As you begin your preparations for your Explore Science: Earth & Space events this spring, we encourage you to go through each activity box sooner rather...
By Larry Bell, Museum of Science
February 2017 is the final month of NSF funding for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, which would prompt a sort-of sad note if we didn’t have so many projects going on under the umbrella of the National Informal STEM...