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Kayla Berry
Check out this month's NISE Network e-newsletter for the latest project and professional development opportunities, upcoming events, community announcements, science news, and much more.

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January 29, 2019
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.
Dr. Roxi Smith, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA
When you ask college students to spend a day volunteering in a middle school classroom, they typically cringe. Who can blame them? After all, very few of us look back on our middle school years with fond memories. Yet every...
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
One of our partners alerted us to an error in how we portray the carvone molecules on the Mirror Molecules graphic shared with the Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry - Chemistry Makes Scents activity. We have revised that graphic in English and Spanish and posted them to nisenet.org. Please discard the old printed Mirror Molecules materials and use these in their place. Download new graphics: http://nisenet.org/catalog/chemistry-makes-scents
Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science
In late October, the NISE Network was invited to speak at the International Tinkering Education Conference (ITEC) in Beijing, China where about 200+ informal and formal science educators from across China and about a dozen international guests shared ideas, strategies, and experiences about delivering making/tinkering projects to their visitors and communities.
Peter Nagy and Rae Ostman, Arizona State University
The year 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. All year long, NISE Net partners have been celebrating Frankenstein’s “birthday” by using activities from the activity kit. In October, many Network partners used Frankenstein200 activities for spooky seasonal programs. Researchers from Arizona State University took this opportunity to visit several sites to study how museum guests think about science and responsibility and to learn more about how NISE Net partners are using the activities in the kit.
Meghan Curry, Insights El Paso Science Center
On Saturday, September 29th El Paso, Texas celebrated its first space festival with over 500 attendees, 10 NISE Network Earth & Space activities, 10 local space organizations, and an astronaut! This was NEVER our intention. What started as a simple...
Credit: NASA Johnson Space Center During the Apollo program of the 1960s and '70s, NASA sent nine missions to the Moon. Six of them landed astronauts safely on the surface, the only times humans have visited another world. July 20,...

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November 27, 2018
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.

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September 29, 2018
October 02, 2018
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) had many activities and professional development opportunities at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference. ASTC 2018 was hosted by Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, September 29–October 2, 2018.