Step-by-step advice on planning, developing, funding, and maintaining education outreach partnerships between research centers and museums. This 50-page guide is an updated and consolidated version of the older "Small Steps, Big Impact" guide posted online. Helpful for both science museum and research center planners, this 2013 edition is available both as a free 25-page landscape-view PDF download and as a handy 50-page 6x9 printed booklet that can be ordered for $12 including shipping from the Museum of Science, Boston.
Small Steps, Big Impact: An Online Guide for Science Museums Developing Partnerships with University-Based Research Centers
This online guidebook offers strategies for science museums to use in developing and carrying out grant-funded education outreach partnerships with university-based researchers and research centers. An abridged, revised, and updated version is available in PDF or booklet form at http://www.nisenet.org/partner_guide Both versions were produced by the Strategic Projects Group at the Museum of Science, Boston, for the NISE Network.
These resources are designed to assist museums to reach underserved audiences in your community that you aren’t currently engaging in learning about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology (“nano”). They include a collaboration tips, profiles of national youth-serving organizations, and a video on "Creating Successful Collaborations: Museum and Community Partnerships" (5 minute video)
This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in December 2014 about the International Year of Light. In 2013, the United Nations proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light (IYL). More than 100 organizations from more than 85 countries are participating in IYL. During this conversation we discussed scientific organizations that would make great partners for IYL events, shared light-related activities and videos developed by the NISE Network, and talked about the science behind some of those activities.
This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in 2013 where participants share what their institutions have accomplished with mini-grant awards, helping them to develop partnerships that have allowed them to reach new audiences.
Presented by: Priya Mohabir of the New York Hall of Science and Tim Hecox of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
For more information, and for a link to the recording, please see the Resources section of this page.