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Webinars—ISCSMD Is for IMPACT: Best Practices and How to Join In

On August 9, International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) hosted two online discussions, in which staff from science centers and museums of all sizes shared their success stories about participating in 2017, what they are planning for 2018’s event, and some of the helpful resources and tools available to participating organizations. These discussions... Read More

In Memoriam: Jorge Wagensberg

The Association of Science -Technology Centers (ASTC) joins the international community of science centers and museums in remembering Jorge Wagensberg, who passed away on Saturday, March 3, at the age of 69.     Jorge Wagensberg was not only a remarkable physicist, but a visionary in science communication who was able to see the importance... Read More

ASTC on Air with Justin Dillon

“ASTC on Air” spoke with Justin Dillon, professor of science and environmental education at the University of Exeter in Devon, England, United Kingdom. Dillon taught in London high schools for 10 years before joining King’s College London in 1989, where he was involved in training teachers and researching learning in classrooms and museums for almost... Read More

Webcast Discussion—ISCSMD 2017: What We Did

Click here to watch a recording of this ISCSMD webcast discussion.     The breadth and depth of events produced by institutions around the world for International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10 was stunning. From STEM programs for Syrian refugee children—to a science café for girls and women scientists—to children... Read More

Webinars—Preparing for ISCSMD

  In the global society of today and tomorrow—where everyone is potentially connected but still separated by language, physical distance, and culture—science remains universal. And science centers and museums all over the world speak with the same message about science education and its power to change individual lives, communities, nations, and our planet. Even if... Read More

Biotechnology throughout South Africa

The World Biotech Tour (WBT) made its way to South Africa this weekend, with a huge presence in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Midrand, and Cape Town. Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg was the host institution for the WBT’s June 9–11 stop, where Dr. More Chakane, Sci-Bono CEO, and his team organized biotech-themed events, activities, and talks throughout... Read More