NISE Network Blog

Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
A few NISE Net partner highlights from the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse events, activities, public outreach, scientific data collection, and more!
David Sittenfeld and Katie Todd, Museum of Science
The Building with Biology project began in the fall of 2014, and through collaborative partnerships with scientists a kit of Building with Biology hands-on activities and public dialogue programs were created and disseminated to nearly 200 sites across the U.S. to help recipients incorporate public engagement with science (PES) activities about synthetic biology into their educational programming. While the initial project introduced new content (synbio) and practices (PES) into a variety of organizations, and with the current news around the gene editing technique CRISPR, the time is right to address this topic through the development of a brand new forum program on human genome editing.
Deborah Staber, L.C. Bates Museum
Since early 2017, with the help of the NISE Net's Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit , the L.C.Bates Museum introduced the solar eclipse science to thousands of people and distributed over 3,000 pairs of solar eclipse glasses. The solar...
Andrew Spence, Kentucky Science Center
On a scale only previously seen at our gala fundraiser and the Thunder over Louisville extravaganza, Kentucky Science Center’s team joined forces on August 21, 2017 to deliver eclipse programming to three sites: two in totality and one at our...
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer 250 free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2018 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the United States. In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled...
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
Tips for solar eclipse glasses still in good condition: A) store them safely and reuse them the glasses will last for years of solar viewing and can be saved for the April 2024 solar eclipse B) donate them Astronomers Without...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
The continental U.S. hasn't seen a total eclipse like this since 1918 and so NISE Network partners have been busily preparing for the upcoming August 21st solar eclipse for months. Some, along or near the path of totality, have even...
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The 2017 solar eclipse presents many opportunities for amateur astronomers and lifelong learners to get in on the fun of doing science. This includes research projects about the sun, the moon, other sun-planet-moon systems, and even eclipses in other stellar...
Barbie Buckner, Educator Professional Development Specialist
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Office of Education at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, California, has presented multiple solar eclipse workshops to regional educators to provide the resources needed to teach students about the first solar eclipse to be visible across all of North America in nearly 40 years.
Christina Leavell
Here at the Science Museum of Minnesota, we just can’t stop talking about how successful our relationship has been with the Solar System Ambassadors program! If you haven’t heard of this program, it’s a public engagement program that works with...