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Discover STEM Week 2019

Discover STEM Week is an annual celebration of all things STEM - science, technology, engineering and math. During this week, the museum will host students in grades 4-8 for hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our 2019 Discover STEM event will take place the week of February 11-15, 2019. 

Applications for Discover STEM Week are now available and will be accepted through December 7. Please apply here (link to application). Please direct any questions to the Director of Education, at jwhelchel@nuclearmuseum.org or 505-245-2137, extension 101.


$martPath Training Session

Sponsored by Nusenda Credit Union and in partnership with the UC Economics Center, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will offer a 60- minute $martPath Training Session on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This workshop is for 1st through 8th-grade educators – including classroom teachers (particularly Math, Social Studies, and English/Language Arts), special education/gifted teachers, technology coordinators/teachers, librarian/media specialists, curriculum directors, principals, and superintendents. [*Please note: These workshops are for teachers that have not attended a $martPath training session in the past. If you have attended, please share with a colleague that has not!

WHAT IS $MARTPATH AND WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AT THIS WORKSHOP? $martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use way for elementary school teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. This one-hour workshop will include a walk-through of the $martPath platform as well as provide you with best practices for implementing the curriculum successfully in your classroom.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND? This training session is completely FREE. Teachers in attendance will receive a $50 Amazon gift card for attending the workshop and an additional $50 Amazon gift card for implementing the curriculum in their classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year.

Register today!


Nuclear Science Week 2018

Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is a national, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Nuclear Science Week 2018 will take place the week of October 15-19. During this week, the museum invites students in grades 6-12 with their schools to visit the museum for special activities themed around nuclear science. Field trips during this time include free busing and admission for accepted groups thanks to the generous support of our donors.

Registration closed on September 14. For more information, please direct any questions to Joyce Whelchel, Director of Education, at jwhelchel@nuclearmuseum.org or 505-245-2137, extension 101. 
 


Education Guide 2018-2019

 The 2018-2019 Education Guide is now available!

School groups of all ages are welcome to visit the Museum, and classes of 2nd grade and up may experience the best in science and history educational programming. The many programs we have to offer are sure to get your students thinking, talking and imagining. 


Museum Scavenger Hunt

Visiting the Museum with your group? Download the Museum exhibit scavenger hunt documents (Observation & Discovery and Seek & Find) in advance for your group to complete during your self-guided tour.

"Science is Everywhere" One Day Camp on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 21

On MLK Day, January 21, students who are grades 1-3 and 4-7 will be Amazed! Mazes are a fun way to test your brain. Make mazes with magnets and other fun materials to challenge friends and family and have a great time getting lost...without getting lost.

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Discover STEM Day - February 2

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History invites families to a day of engineering fun from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 2! Join local scientists and engineers in experiments and hands-on activities such as flying on a flight simulator, making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, watching bolts of electricity dance between Tesla Coils and much more! All activities are kid-friendly and designed to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Einstein Gala - March 23

The Einstein Gala is New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year! This prestigious black-tie event is the Museum’s most important fundraising event and features an amazing silent auction, a delicious dinner experience among some of the most brilliant minds in science and history, and thrilling entertainment featuring science experiments that will knock your socks off! Mark your calendars to join us on March 23 at Sandia Resort and Casino!

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