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Proposals for the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program are due July 27, 2022. Read the Dear Colleague Letter. There is list of all the programs PIs can apply to this year, as a reference. See past AISL CAREER awards Email EHR in CAREER: ehrcareer@nsf.gov   Synopsis CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide ... Read more
DATE: March 30th, 2022

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Young Voices of Science (YVoS) is a free science communication training program designed to prepare and empower science scholars to share their knowledge, concerns, and hopes for the future with the wider world. The program provides participants with a launch pad for public engagement, early in their scientific careers.    What: FREE science communication training and real ... Read more
DATE: September 6th, 2023

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This Knowledge Base article was written collaboratively with contributions from Scott Pattison and CAISE Admin. This article was migrated from a previous version of the Knowledge Base. The date stamp does not reflect the original publication date. Overview  Museums recognize the importance of the caregiver who accompanies a child to a science center or another type of museum. As a ... Read more
DATE: February 1st, 2017

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Read blogs, reports, and other news from the informal STEM Education community
DATE: February 1st, 2022

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We are excited to share the blogs, reports, and other news from the Informal STEM Education community! View recently published reports and blogs. “Science Festival” may not mean what we think it means: an analysis of how researchers and practitioners use this term The modern science festival movement has grown significantly since the Edinburgh International ... Read more
DATE: March 7th, 2024

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We are excited to share the blogs, reports, and other news from the Informal STEM Education community! View recently published reports and blogs. The State of Girls in STEM: A Conversation to Plan Action National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) held a national convening on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at ... Read more
DATE: March 12th, 2024

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This April the federal government launched CitizenScience.gov, a new official government website designed to accelerate the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science across the U.S. government. The site provides a portal to three key assets for federal practitioners: a searchable catalog of federally supported citizen science projects, a toolkit to assist with designing and maintaining projects, and a gateway ... Read more
DATE: April 19th, 2016

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Over the past several years, there have been many projects funded to explore the connection between the arts and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. Some have even integrated the arts so deeply as to create a new framing for learning: STEAM. A session at last month’s Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference ... Read more
DATE: November 20th, 2015

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This Knowledge Base article was written collaboratively with contributions from Karen Knutson and CAISE Admin. This article was migrated from a previous version of the Knowledge Base. The date stamp does not reflect the original publication date. Overview  Field trips are recognized as important moments in learning; a shared social experience that provides the opportunity for students to ... Read more
DATE: February 1st, 2017

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The Institute for Learning Innovation is now accepting applications for new partners to join their Partnerships for Broader Impacts Design (BID) project. The project is led by Program Director Eve Klein, and is a collaboration between Cornell University; Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY; University of Wisconsin, Madison; Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery; Pacific Science Center; University of Washington, Bothell; and Oregon State University. The team ... Read more
DATE: July 3rd, 2018

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After more than a year of drafts, comments, and reviews, the Next Generation Science Standards are now available for implementation in science-learning environments. The new standards incorporate edits from more than 10,000 education stakeholders in two public review periods. Although the standards do not have specific recommendations for ISE professionals and institutions, the ISE field ... Read more
DATE: November 23rd, 2015

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Resources » Project Planner Overview Get Oriented Understand the Field Learn from Practice and Research Review the Literature Build Partnerships Develop Equitable Partnerships Collaborate with Community Partner with STEM Practitioners and Researchers Find Project Partners See Examples Read Project Stories Watch Project Videos Partnerships are an essential piece of effective projects, but it takes time and ... Read more
DATE: March 9th, 2022

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The National Science Foundation presents the Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable Open Science Research Coordination Networks (FAIROS RCN) program. The proposal deadline is April 12, 2022. Synopsis The FAIROS RCN program seeks to create three-year Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) which will foster catalytic improvements in scientific communities focusing on the FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse, ... Read more
DATE: March 29th, 2022

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This blog was written with contributions from Dejah Powell, an environmental organizer in Chicago, and Kimberly Swift, an education specialist at the Indiana Dunes National Park. Martha is a project director for Interpreters and Scientists Working on Our Parks (iSWOOP), based at TERC in Cambridge, MA. Indiana Dunes National Park, formerly a national lakeshore, is ... Read more
DATE: October 31st, 2019

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The content below has been updated in the Project Planner Return to Developing Projects (2016) Winning funding for an informal STEM learning project requires a strong match between the funder’s priorities and your project’s goals, audiences and final product. Before searching for sources of funding, estimate the project’s: Scope and scale Duration Budget Use these ... Read more
DATE: February 25th, 2022

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How can we develop a more expansive, yet critical, view of what we mean by “broadening participation in STEM?” How can our programs be designed or re-designed to more fully integrate evidence on broadening participation? What resources do organizations and individuals need to better document and assess how programs advance broadening participation? These are some ... Read more
DATE: March 23rd, 2018

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Flight of the Butterflies was released as an IMAX film in October 2012 and, as of summer 2013, has shown in 125 theaters worldwide for nearly two million viewers. The project was made possible thanks to NSF grant DRL-1027588, which helped fund film production, science advisory input, educational outreach development and project evaluation. SK Films ... Read more
DATE: November 20th, 2015

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Flight of the Butterflies, which was featured as the CAISE Spotlight in July, recently received several awards from the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA). The GSCA Achievement Awards “recognize excellence in giant screen filmmaking, marketing, and lifelong learning.” Flight of the Butterflies won Best Film in the categories of Short Subject and Lifelong Learning, as ... Read more
DATE: November 23rd, 2015

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This past October the Association of Science-Technology Centers held its 31st successful Annual Conference, which took place for the first time in Albuquerque, NM. More than 1,650 museum and science center professionals from over 40 countries convened for four days of networking, professional development sessions, and other opportunities, including an interactive “science in the park” ... Read more
DATE: November 23rd, 2015

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The NGSS are a major policy effort likely to affect the work of all US-based science educators and researchers. NARST, the international organization for improving science teaching and learning through research, has commissioned position statement papers on the NGSS from the science education research community. Informal science education (ISE) is one of the eight topic ... Read more
DATE: November 23rd, 2015

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The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase was the largest yet with 242 videos submitted by federally funded projects aimed at improving science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science (CS) education. The annual, week-long event took place May 12–20, and 820 presenters and co-presenters engaged more than 45,000 members of ... Read more
DATE: June 26th, 2019

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Contributing authors: Maureen Callanan, Phyllis Katz, Laura Huerta Migus, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, Gina Svarovsky, Lori Takeuchi During the current health crisis, the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education community has rallied to provide tools, resources, and activities to help parents and families support their children’s ongoing learning while schools and other educational institutions remain closed. This may be one of ... Read more
DATE: April 22nd, 2020

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Stephen Alkins, Director of Vision and Accountability, REVISE Center In this post, Stephen Alkins shares his thoughts about how to define and frame equity in the informal sciences community and the REVISE Center’s role in this process. This is part one in a series about discussing equity. The next blog post will be about Evaluating ... Read more
DATE: June 1st, 2023

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the commons: resources belonging to or affecting the whole of a community common: found frequently in many places or among many people in common: 1. in joint use; shared 2. of joint interest (Oxford) A convening of 72 practitioners, researchers and evaluators, and other stakeholders in Washington, DC from December 11 to 13, 2019, explored the ... Read more
DATE: January 31st, 2020

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The National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program has recently awarded funding to a wide range of projects. The AISL Program funds five types of projects: (1) Synthesis; (2) Conference; (3) Partnership Development and Planning; (4) Integrating Research and Practice; and (5) Research in Support of Wide-reaching Public Engagement with STEM. You can ... Read more
DATE: May 2nd, 2023