The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is a community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the United States. The Network leads and participates in diverse projects that further our mission.
One page summary of projects:
- A quick summary of NISE Network projects and opportunities (revised May 2019) is available for download
Funding acknowledgements for each project:
STEM public engagement activities about Earth and space science.
- 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit
- 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit
- 2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit
- Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition
Moon and Beyond project
An Immersive Game for STEM Learning in Museums and Planetariums
coming in 2020
A research to practice project designed to stimulate interest, sense of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy about chemistry among public audiences.
Hands-on activities that encourage creativity and reflection about responsible innovation, developed in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
- Frankenstein200 kit (2018)
Activities and conversations about synthetic biology.
Supports museums in their efforts to expand their sustainability programming through content-rich trainings, public engagement materials, and other resources.
SustainABLE kit (2016)
The Network's nano project created a wide range of educational and professional development materials.
STEM educational products:
- NanoDays kits (2008-2015)
- Whatisnano.org website for public audiences
- Professional development for educators and scientists
- Mini-Grants for partner organizations