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Applications for free 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits of hands-on activities due Friday, November 4, 2016.

Posted on October 26, 2016 - 10:48 AM CDT

Tags: Informal | Cross-Forum / Collaborative Project

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.



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

Before applying, please review the toolkit application overview at:



You can learn more about this project and the toolkits by viewing a recording on an online workshop held on September 13, 2016:



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