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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

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 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, and neighbors of science centers and museums... 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

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