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One Planet: Building a Better World

By Maarten Okkersen From Dimensions July/August 2018 One Planet at the Museon, Netherlands’ premier museum for science and culture in The Hague, is a new, action-oriented exhibition that shows real solutions for solving the great global issues currently facing humankind. The exhibition fulfills the Museon’s role, as an official partner of the United Nations, to... Read More

Dimensions, March/April 2018—Not Just for Kids: Engaging Adults in Science

IN THIS ISSUE March/April 2018 Attracting adults to science museums and programs presents opportunities and challenges. Considerations include differences in: backgrounds, professions, experience with science, financial situations, availability, and comfort with museum settings—just to name a few. While many science institutions are engaging adults in meaningful ways, some are going the extra mile in providing accessible, relevant science and technology programming. Following are some of the many noteworthy... Read More

The Mentor and the Protégé: What, Who, and How?

By Julie I. Johnson From Dimensions July/August 2017 Mentoring is about establishing and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships, either face-to-face or virtually. The format of a mentoring relationship can vary widely. We are most familiar with the traditional one-on-one format, in which a senior person mentors a junior person. Other forms of mentoring are reverse mentoring (junior mentors senior),... 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

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

Diversity Initiatives: A Welcome, an Invitation, and a Voice

From Dimensions By Natalie Bortoli Special Edition At the entryway to Chicago Children’s Museum (CCM), a vibrant collection of nearly 400 self-portraits greets visitors, proclaiming, “We are Chicago Children’s Museum.” The faces of children, teachers, community leaders, parents, and caregivers from a variety of backgrounds are intermingled with mirrors so that all visitors are reflected... Read More

Dimensions, July/August 2016—School’s Out, STEM’s In

IN THIS ISSUE July/August 2016 Read the full issue. Out-of-school time programs—which serve children before or after school, on weekends, or during school vacations—provide excellent opportunities for students from all backgrounds to engage deeply in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. ASTC is working with the Afterschool Alliance to facilitate partnerships between science centers... Read More