Upcoming Events

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June 07, 2017
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.

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June 20, 2017
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.

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June 27, 2017
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.

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July 19, 2017
July 23, 2017
The Visitor Studies Association (VSA) seeks proposals for session presentations and workshops for the 2017 conference in Columbus, OH July 18-22. VSA seeks to foster a sense of community among its members, who gather once a year to pose intriguing questions, explore diverse opinions, debate controversial issues, challenge assumptions and share their successes and their struggles—in essence, to learn from one another. This year's theme, New Pathways in Visitor Studies, we invite conference attendees to look both within and beyond our field for new ways to think about learning, as well as promis...

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August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017
2017 Total Solar Eclipse Who? What? Where? When? and How? ​ Who Can See It Lots of people! Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 12 states. What is It? This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to an hour and a half, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse the longest period when the...

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October 21, 2017
October 24, 2017
ASTC 2017 will be hosted by The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, October 21–24, 2017. The NISE Network will have many activities and professional development opportunities at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference: More information: http://www.astc.org/conference/ NISE Network Happy Hour NISE Network partners are invited to gather together informally (no need to RSVP); all are welcome! Time and location TBD Booth and Exhibit Hall The NISE Network will have a booth in the exhibit hall featuring public engagement activities and resources includin...

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October 22, 2017
October 28, 2017
2017 Theme: October 22-28 Geochemistry Chemistry Rocks! NCW 2017 will cover the topics on chemistry of rocks. NISE Network National Chemistry Week page: www.nisenet.org/national-chemistry-week