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NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally in late March and early April. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska. At the nanoscale—the scale of atoms and molecules-many common materials exhibit unusual properties. Our ability to manipulate matter at this size enables innovations that weren’t possible before. Nanotechnology is revolutionizing research and development in medicine, computing, new materials, food, energy, and other areas. The NISE Network helps research institutions and the public learn from each other about this emerging field so that together we can make informed decisions. My library at the University of Southern Mississippi hosted this event in 2014 and 2015 after being awarded the physical kits. During the event we provided a range of exciting programs that demonstrated the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale, examined tools used by nanoscientists, showcased nano materials with spectacular promise, and invited discussion of technology and society as well as a special exploration of nano and children’s literature. NISE Net offers a digital download of the NanoDays kit(s), complete with instructions, lesson plans, supply lists, marketing materials, and multimedia files. Upcoming NanoDays dates are 2016: March 26-April 3, 2017: March 25-April 2, 2018: March 31-April 8, 2019: March 30-April 7, and 2020: March 28-April 5. I hope your library will consider participating in this public outreach effort! For more information and the digital kit(s), please visit http://www.nisenet.org/nanodays

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