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Upcoming Webinar: Helping Preschool Parents Understand Inquiry

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET Register here Early childhood museum educators strive to offer parents what they need to continue open-ended science learning at home. In this webinar, presenters will share examples of modeling “inquiry behavior” at small and large museums in exhibits, parent/child activities, and through online resources. Learn about “Play Coach,”... Read More

Live Demo Hour

The Live Demo Hour, an ASTC Conference perennial favorite, wowed and entertained the crowd again this year with demonstrations of a range of scientific principles (and a little liquid nitrogen and a LOT of ping pong balls). Check out the photos, or view the video clips below. Thank you to all the presenters! Eddie Goldstein,... Read More

How Can Science Museums Adapt to Fundamental Challenges Raised by the Science of Science Communication?

Recent research on science communication challenges our assumptions that understandable communication of science will bring the public to the best decisions about crucial issues for the future. What does the research say? How does this challenge our beliefs about informal science education? A Saturday morning ASTC 2015 session led by Larry Bell from the Museum... Read More

Welcome to Montreal!

Over 1,600 attendees (with more to come) from around the world have gathered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the 2015 ASTC Annual Conference, hosted by the Montréal Science Centre. With over 100 sessions and workshops, a keynote presentation featuring a discussion on science communication with Annick Desjardin, associate professor of neurology at Duke University Medical... Read More

Live Demo Hour—Videos

The Live Demo Hour, an ASTC Conference perennial favorite, wowed and entertained the crowd again this year with demonstrations of a range of scientific principles (who knew topology could be so much fun?) and even a stand-up science comedian. Video clips from the show can be viewed below. Thank you to all the presenters! Eddie... Read More