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Monthly Archives: March 2017

President’s Budget Threatens Support for Education and Public Engagement in Science

The President’s recently released preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 includes elements that are deeply troubling to the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and its member institutions—science centers and science museums. The budget blueprint proposes complete elimination of some agencies, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the... Read More

Message from ASTC CEO Anthony (Bud) Rock: Help Support the Preservation of Federal Funding for Afterschool Programs

Dear ASTC Member: We received the following request from our colleagues at the Afterschool Alliance, asking that we join in responding to the Administration’s proposed cuts in afterschool programs. Please read the following note and offer your support if possible. Best regards, Anthony (Bud) Rock ASTC President and CEO Afterschool Advocates: Thank you for joining... Read More

Webinar—Keeping It Real: Tracking the Duration and Allocation of Visitors’ Time in Exhibitions

Post-event registrations are now being accepted. Click here to receive exclusive access to this webinar’s recording and resource materials. Questions? Contact ASTC’s Wendy Hancock. This webinar was co-hosted by ASTC and the Visitor Studies Association (VSA). Do you know what your visitors are really doing in your exhibitions? What you imagine or assume might be... Read More

ASTC on Air with Violeta Anaya

On Saturday, March 7, ASTC on Air spoke with Violeta Anaya, a wildlife biologist working in Mexico who is also the first “FabFem” role model outside of the United States. Watch the recording below. FabFems are women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions who provide inspiring role models for young women through STEM activities,... Read More

A Worldwide Celebration: International Science Center and Science Museum Day

From Dimensions 2016 Year in Review On November 10, 2016, the world celebrated the first International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD). More than 300 institutions in 58 countries on six continents used it as an opportunity to recognize and support the critically important global UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the world’s... Read More