Host Your Own Noche De Ciencias

Want to host a Noche de Ciencias in your community? We can provide everything you need to bring it to life!

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Chapters who have already hosted Noche de Ciencias events may report for funding and apply for reimbursement using the K-12 Outreach Reporting Form.

Funding Noche de Ciencias

General Information

Outreach Templates

Marketing Templates

For hands-on STEM activity ideas, we recommend the Teach Engineering and PBS Learning Media websites.

With any questions, feel free to contact K12@shpe.org.


Required Materials

When you host a NdC event, it is critical that you gather Accident & Media Liability Release Waivers, and that you collect information to allow SHPE to study the both local and overall NdC impacts. The following forms are available for this purpose:

  • Accident & Media Liability Release Waivers
  • Program Sign-In Sheets
  • NdC Participant Pre-Survey
  • NdC Participant Post-Survey
  • NdC Parent Pre-Survey
  • NdC Parent Post-Survey
  • Expense Form (if requesting a Mini Grant or a Reimbursement Grant)

Resources

Noche de Ciencias Manual

This manual provides comprehensive guidance on how to deliver a NdC event, including sections on:

  • SHPE & Noche de Ciencias Overview
  • Planning & Organizing a Noche de Ciencias Event
  • Event Outreach: Fundraising & Marketing
  • Noche de Ciencias Event Flow and Logistics
  • Event Planning Checklist

NdC Event Invitation

NdC branding template to use for publicizing your event.

NdC Outreach Letter to Target School

Template letter for communicating with the target schools which explains SHPE, Noche de Ciencias, and specifics of the planned event.

NdC Invitation

This template can be used either in letter or email form to invite individuals to attend the planned event. The letter could be adapted for use to invite potential speakers, local professionals, educators, administrators, or community leaders to attend your event.

NdC Flyer

This flyer describes SHPE’s Noche de Ciencias program and provides key stats that the program seeks to impact.

NdC Sample Press Release

This template can be adapted and used as a press release or for event messaging for media distribution. It is also available in a Spanish version.

NdC Thank You Letter

This template can be adapted to thank individuals or organizations that contributed to the success of your event.

Hands-On STEM Activity Ideas

SHPE National is in the process of developing hands-on activity resources to support NdC events. When these resources are available, they will be posted here. There are also many hands-on activity resources available online, including:

Teach Engineering

PBS Learning Media

Parent Session Resources

SHPE developed and translated two parent workshops that can be adapted for your use. The first workshop is on Understanding College Options and the second workshop is on Financial Aid. These presentations will help you educate parents about college access, funding, STEM career pathways and the fundamentals of STEM. The Noche de Ciencias Manual provides information on how to update the Financial Aid presentation with information about universities and colleges in your area.

  • Understanding College Options – English
  • Understanding College Options – Spanish
  • Financial Aid – English
  • Financial Aid – Spanish

Feel free to contact K12@shpe.org with any questions.