Hear from some NISE Network partners and collaborators on best practices for connecting young children and their families with the excitement of Earth and space science topics, as well as key science process skills. Presenters will share some of their lessons learned from working with these young audiences, as well as their favorite examples of engaging, developmentally appropriate activities.
Come get inspired! July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon and communities all across the US are celebrating this historical achievement. Join us for a sharing of Apollo related programming ideas and resources and hear from Network partners presenting about their own event plans and how they're connecting with local experts to celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary.
Learn more about the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2019 summer learning theme: "A Universe of Stories", and other resources and projects that use story and narrative to engage participants in STEM topics.
Happy Earth Day! Get a quick refresher on the many Earth and environmental connections across the Explore Science toolkits from NISE Net activity developers. Also learn more about NASA visualization resources that will help connect your visitors to ongoing efforts to monitor Earth's dynamic systems.
This online presentation and discussion will cover the science behind the 2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit activities - Expanding Universe, Space Guess Quest, and Static Electricity. After a brief overview of each activity and its resources, our guest presenter will facilitate a discussion of NASA missions and research unlocking secrets of the universe.
This online presentation and discussion covers the science behind the 2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit activities - Land Cover, Temperature Mapping, and Observe the Sun. After a brief overview of each activity and its materials, our guest presenter will lead a discussion about NASA missions and research exploring phenomena of Earth, the Sun, and planets of our solar system.
Are you or your organization new to the NISE Network? Or maybe you’re new to your organization but your organization isn’t new to the Network? What does being a NISE Network partner consist of and how can the NISE Network help you in your organizational role? These are great questions and Network project team members are ready to take you on a guided journey of the NISE Network and our many offerings.
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.