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All posts by Christine Ruffo

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

Museum Open House Day at MOSI

With giant screen films, science demonstrations around every corner, planetarium demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours and special sessions, fun outdoors tackling a rope course and zip line, a special edition of ASTC On Air with paleontologist Jack Horner, and acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits to explore, the annual Museum Open House Day at the 2016 ASTC... Read More

Outreach Live

ASTC members will serve millions of students this year through school outreach programs. Today, that number included 500 kids at Anthony Pizzo Elementary School in Tampa, who participated in this morning’s Outreach Live program. This special session, which has been in the ASTC Annual Conference lineup for nearly 20 years, provides free outreach to a... Read More

ASTC 2016 Business Meeting

Written by Sean Smith Earlier today, ASTC president and CEO Anthony (Bud) Rock and ASTC Board of Directors chair Linda Conlon formally opened and led the business meeting portion of the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference at the Tampa Convention Center. Conlon began the meeting by “recognizing the leaders in the field for their service” and... Read More

Live Demo Hour

The Live Demo Hour started with a bang, then highlighted science, technology, engineering, art, and math through demonstrations, drama, and music. Miss the show? Want to experience it again? Check out the photo slideshow and videos below. Thank you to all the presenters! Eddie Goldstein, Boulder, Colorado Dustin McMullen and William Milec, Museum of Science... Read More

Building the Future

Written by Sean Smith Earlier today, Alex McDowell, an award-winning narrative designer who works at the intersection of design, technology, and storytelling, helped kick off the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference by delivering a keynote address at the Opening Plenary Session in the Tampa Convention Center. In keeping with the “storytelling” aspect of this work, McDowell,... Read More

Welcome to Tampa

Nearly 1,500 attendees (with more to come) from around the world have gathered in Tampa, Florida, for the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference, hosted by the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). With over 100 sessions and workshops, a keynote presentation by award-winning narrative designer Alex McDowell, poster sessions, and more, ASTC 2016 promises to be... Read More