Through the GLOBE Observer, anyone can join the international GLOBE network of citizen scientists, students, teachers, and scientists while learning more about our shared environment. Learn about how your visitors can participate by downloading the GLOBE Observer app and exploring the three exciting observation tools: clouds, mosquito habitat mapper, and land cover. NISE Network staff will also share activities from the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits thematically connected to each observation tool.
Are you looking for ways to add low-cost interactive technology to your soon-to-be delivered Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition or other Earth & space science exhibits on your floor? Maybe you want to add a dynamic window into NASA images and missions in a quiet space of your museum? Join this one-hour online workshop where guest presenters will demonstrate NASA and NISE Network resources and how best to leverage this technology for your visitors during and after their trip to the museum.
Join members from NSF-funded projects REVEAL and ChemAttitudes for an online discussion of facilitation strategies you can employ with your visitors. The REVEAL professional development program helps facilitators to become more reflective in their practice and responsive to the complex dynamics that families bring to our institutions. ChemAttitudes project team members will share how informal educational activities were developed to stimulate interest, a sense of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy about chemistry among public audiences.
There are a lot of exciting Moon events coming up: International Observe the Moon Night on October 20, 2018, a total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019, and the 2019 celebration of the 50th of anniversary of the Apollo landing. Join us for a live one-hour workshop to learn more about these events and how to celebrate them in your museum.
In this online workshop, we'll present a general introduction to the project and an overview of what’s in the new 2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit, including information about how to apply and eligibility requirements.
Join this workshop discussion for an introduction to the ChemAttitudes project and the Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry kit, including an overview of the hands-on activities, the professional development materials and resources, and tips for hosting an event during National Chemistry Week October 21-27, 2018.
The Girl Scouts have announced a new set of Space Science Daisy, Brownie and Junior badges that will be released in August, 2018! Join us to learn more about the Girl Scouts STEM strategy and their new badges, and how science museums can successfully partner with their local Girl Scout troops using the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits.
Join NISE Network partners to learn more about helpful safety information museum professionals can use in the preparation and implementation of events for the public. This online workshop begins with a focus on chemistry safety in planning for and hosting outreach events such as for the upcoming National Chemistry Week.
Afterschool programs provide unique opportunities to engage children of all ages in an out-of-the-classroom environment. No matter the content, these programs serve youth by offering development beyond the classroom, often with real-world experiences and mentoring from local experts.
Join us to learn how your organization can be part of a larger movement to change public discourse about climate change to be positive, productive, and solutions-focused! Meet members of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI), which includes informal educators, the social scientists, and climate scientists who are committed to using evidenced-based communications methods and providing a professional community for climate communicators.
ChemAttitudes, which is a collaboration between the NISE Network and the American Chemical Society, is developing a new, free engaging kit of hands-on activities. Join this discussion for a general introduction to the project and what to expect in the physical Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry kit, including an overview of the hands-on activities and the professional development materials and resources. Learn how to apply for the kit; applications are due June 1, 2018.
Museum educators have long used a combination of content, process and cross-cutting concepts in their activities. Identifying these elements in your programming, and building towards NGSS performance expectations through your field trips, may attract formal educators to your school and professional development programs.
This online presentation and discussion will continue exploring the science behind the 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit. After a brief overview of several toolkit activities and associated materials, Katherine Kornei, Ph.D, an astrophysicist and science educator, will unpack the fundamental Earth and space science concepts and connections to current and future NASA missions.
This online presentation and discussion covers the science behind a subset of the 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit activities. After a brief overview of the showcased activities and associated materials, Laura Peticolas, Ph.D. a space scientist and science educator, will dive deeper into the underlying science concepts and connections to current and future NASA missions.
This online discussion provides a demonstration and overview of the hands-on STEM activities in the 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit, tips for using training materials, forming local collaborations, and suggestions for marketing your events and programs.
Take events using the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits to the next level by partnering with NASA's Solar System Ambassadors and local Night Sky Network member astronomy groups. Listen to how other NISE Net partners incorporated these talented and knowledge professional and amateur astronomers into their events. This workshop will feature partners who worked with these resources for the first time and others who have maintained a relationship with these groups.
In this online workshop, NISE Net partners will present a general introduction to the Frankenstein200 project and provide an overview of free online resources that are available to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein in 2018. Led by Arizona State University, the Frankenstein200 project has created hands-on maker-style activities, an immersive alternate reality game, and other resources that are available for free download. These educational resources encourage the process of creativity while considering important questions related to responsible innovation.
The Girl Scouts released a new set of STEM badges in 2017! Join us to learn about the new badges, and how science museums can successfully partner with their local Girl Scout troops. We'll be joined by STEM Strategy staff from Girls Scouts USA, as well as staff from museums who have built successful partnerships with their local troops. We'll also highlight activities from the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit that are ideal for Girl Scouts programs.
Libraries are wonderful venues for reaching new, underserved audiences, since they are free and open to everyone. Join us to hear about successful partnerships between science museums and their local libraries, and how you can build a connection with the library in your own community. We'll also highlight activities from the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits that are ideal for library programs.
Join NISE Network partners to learn more about the Space and Earth Informal Science Education (SEISE) project, and how your organization can become more involved in this exciting opportunity. In this online workshop, we'll present a general introduction to the project and an overview of what’s in the new 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit, including information about how to apply for a toolkit and eligibility requirements.
On August 21st, 2017, communities all across the US will gather to witness a truly historic event, a total solar eclipse. Do you have your plans finalized for the big event? It's not too late! If you’re still looking for programming ideas, or if you have ideas you’d love to share with others in the NISE Net community, join us for an online sharing of eclipse planning and programming ideas.
With the August 21st total solar eclipse just around the corner, a high-quality online stream of this rare event can add content and context for your visitors. Robyn Higdon from the Exploratorium, with help from Frank Kusiak at the Lawrence Hall of Science, will provide tips for giving your visitors a solid viewing experience.
In 2016, 200 Building with Biology kits were distributed to museums and informal science education organizations around the country. Kit recipients hosted events with hands-on activities and forum programs that fostered public engagement with science about synthetic biology. This webinar will present methods and results from three data collection efforts about the project.
This online presentation will cover strategies for finding and connecting additional NASA and Earth and space science related resources. Join NISE Net Earth & Space Content Expert, Lindsay Bartolone, one of the leaders behind NASAWavelength.org, as she guides us through NASA'S Science Mission Directorate's searchable database of scientist and educator reviewed resources to find and make thematic lists or activity progressions.
Visitors bring different experiences and knowledge to the activity table, which sometimes helps and sometimes adds confusion to their learning. In this online workshop, learn how to identify common patterns of thinking (including misconceptions, preconceived notions and vernacular issues) as learners build their ideas around Earth and space science concepts and strategies to best address them.