Blog: Network News

Alex Lussenhop, Museum of Science
How much do museums really know about their visitors? At the Collaboration for Ongoing Visitor Experience Studies (COVES), we’re obsessed with this question. Driven by the need for quality comparable visitor experience data, our collaboration of 23 science-focused museums and...
Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science
NISE Network project staff from the Museum of Life and Science just completed filming a new set of activity and content training videos to accompany the hands-on activities in the 2019 Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkit! Read on for a behind-the-scenes look.
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
Now in final stages of fabrication, the NISE Network's Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is in the process of getting its final touches before getting shipped out to partners all across the U.S. Get a sneak peak at the exhibition before it arrives!
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
This year the Network explored new conferences, including SEPA/WAC (a joint conference of the Southeastern Planetarium Association and the Western Alliance Conference of planetariums) and more recently the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) Conference , which is a professional organization...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
October has been a busy month for NISE Network partners hosting National Chemistry Week and spooky STEM events and festivities, and engaging their audiences in hands-on chemistry activities and other STEM activities from NISE Net's Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry and Frankenstein200 kits. We look forward to seeing partners' Let's Do Chemistry events online throughout the rest of the year!
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
We just wanted to remind NISE Network partners who received a physical Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit to take a look through your kit and become familiar with all the activities and materials before you hold your events. We’ve...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
This year's 2018 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference was another great opportunity for NISE Network partners and colleagues to reunite through participation in workshops and conference sessions, activities in the exhibit hall and Network booth, as well as...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
The NISE Network's Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit has been sent to 250 partners all across the U.S. for use during National Chemistry Week (October 21-27, 2018) or for other chemistry and public outreach events being hosted between October and December. Check out the partner excitement and anticipation as they receive, unpack, and prepare to host their own Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry events!
David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science
Organizers at 28 informal science education institutions hosted the project’s newest Editing Our Evolution forum between February and September. Host sites have included universities, science centers, community biolabs, and other kinds of public spaces. The Editing Our Evolution forum was developed with input from synthetic biologists, social scientists, informal science educators, and other stakeholders. The three forum scenarios each focus on a different case study in which participants consider the perspective of an individual who is affected by a genetic disease.
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network), in collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS), has developed a new Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry kit, which has been designed to help museum and scientist partners engage public audiences in...