Upcoming Events

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October 10, 2017
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.

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October 20, 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/

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October 23, 2017
October 29, 2017
2017 Theme: Geochemistry Chemistry Rocks! National Chemistry Week 2017 will cover the topics on chemistry of rocks. NISE Network National Chemistry Week page: www.nisenet.org/national-chemistry-week

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November 14, 2017
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.

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December 05, 2017
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.

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February 06, 2018
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.

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February 27, 2018
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.

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March 13, 2018
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.

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May 15, 2018
May 18, 2018
The 2018 ACM's theme is Open Source Play, Sharing the Creative Code. Hosted by Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC. Learn more: http:www.childrensmuseums.org/interactivity/interactivity-2018