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    Michelle HallMichelle Hall

    Below is a great opportunity for Teen Cafe sites to potentially get toolkits that could be used for hands on activities in your programs.

    NISE Network announces application for free Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits of hands-on activities
    The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer 250 free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the US. In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a new set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society. In addition to the physical toolkits, all digital materials will be available online for free download in February 2017. A total of 250 toolkits will be awarded to eligible organizations through a competitive application process. Eligible organizations include children’s museums, science centers, science museums, public planetariums and observatories, and NASA visitor centers located in the US.

    How to apply:

    Applications must be submitted online using SurveyGizmo by November 4, 2016.

    Before applying, please review the toolkit application overview at:


    NISE Network Online Workshop – Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits

    The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops focused on helping partners share their work and learn from others in the Network. The aim of the online workshops is to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners and create more channels for Network partners to learn from each other directly.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    2pm – 3pm EDT / 11am – 12pm PDT
    Register for the online workshop:

    Join NISE Network partners for an introduction to the new Space & Earth Informal STEM Education (SEISE) project and learn how your organization can become more involved in this exciting new opportunity. In this online workshop, we’ll present a general introduction to the project and an overview of what’s in the new Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits, including information about how to apply and eligibility requirements. These workshops and toolkits are open for both new and existing NISE Network partners located in the United States. This online workshop will be recorded and archived at


    To learn more about the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) please subscribe to our free monthly newsletter:


    Michelle HallMichelle Hall

    I just got another link to great learning resources that focus on Earth and Planetary Sciences. These could be adapted to create a hands on activity for a teen cafe. These are from NSTA.


    The screencast recording of today’s webinar
    NSTA Resources for NGSS in the Earth and Space Sciences
    has now been posted on the webinar’s webpage

    Please watch it and share it with your colleagues.

    The next webinar in this series will be on October 13, 2016 and will feature Michael Wysession (Washington University St. Louis) speaking about
    Introducing Teachers to the Next Generation Science Standards

    Watch the website for more details and registration information as they become available.

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