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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Webinar—Bzzzt: How Your Visitors Can Participate in the Mosquito Global Experiment

Informational Session on How Your Institution Can Join the Global Citizen Science Component of the 2017 International Science Center and Science Museum Day Click here to watch the webinar recording. In 2017, the International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) will again feature a Global Experiment—a collaborative citizen science project conducted by the visitors, members,... Read More

ASTC, Women, Girls, and Science at the UN

The UN Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI Forum), addressing science education and ending gender discrimination One of the recommendations made during the High Level Forum of the 2016 International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD), held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris last November 10, was to look for opportunities to continue showcasing... Read More

Sustainable Science Center Business Models

By Linda Conlon From Dimensions May/June 2017 Science centers are the same—but different. Look at the mission statements of science centers worldwide. They use slightly different wording, but they all focus on making science accessible, relevant, and inspiring for people of all ages and backgrounds. We are united in our quest to do this. The scale... Read More

What misconceptions about science centers and museums do you wish you could correct?

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Dimensions magazine. The biggest misconception about science centers that I would like to correct is the idea that a science center is a place for children only. Many people associate interactivity with “for children.” Many adults see the interaction with an exhibit as playing and... Read More

Q&A with Anthony Leiserowitz: Climate Change and the Current Political Climate

Interviewed by Andrea Appleton This interview appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Dimensions magazine. The evidence is conclusive: the planet is warming and humans are to blame. But there are still those, some in powerful positions, who don’t believe in climate change. Yet Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication,... Read More

ASTC Seeks ISE Session Proposals for NSTA 2018 Conference

Call for Session Proposals: ASTC Strand at the 2018 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference Due Date: Friday, May 12   ASTC is currently soliciting proposals for 10 one-hour sessions at the 2018 NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, March 15–18, 2018. Proposals are invited from the entire informal science education (ISE) community—educators from... Read More