Legislative Alert: Sign ASTC Letter Supporting NASA Program (May 26 Deadline)

Please help ASTC demonstrate the largest possible level of support for NASA’s 2017 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitors Centers (CP4SMPVC). Add your institution’s name to the following letter by Friday, May 26, so that ASTC and its Public Policy Committee can deliver to Capitol Hill next week. Institutional CEO/Executive Directors can... Read More

ASTC Seeks ISE Session Proposals for NSTA 2018 Conference

Call for Session Proposals: ASTC Strand at the 2018 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference Due Date: Friday, May 12   ASTC is currently soliciting proposals for 10 one-hour sessions at the 2018 NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, March 15–18, 2018. Proposals are invited from the entire informal science education (ISE) community—educators from... Read More

Upcoming Webinar—Food Glorious Food!

This is the first in a series of food science and agriculture webinars co-hosted by ASTC and the International Food Information Council Foundation, exploring how these subjects can be successfully featured in programs and exhibitions at science centers, museums, and similar institutions around the world.   Thursday, May 25 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET (find your local... Read More

Webinar—Everybody’s Doing It: Techniques, Tips, and Trends for Updating Your Resume

This webinar was co-hosted by ASTC and the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM). Post-event registrations are now being accepted. Contact ASTC’s Wendy Hancock to receive exclusive access to this webinar’s recording and resource materials. When is the last time you updated your resume? If your answer is “more than six months ago” or “when I applied... Read More

President’s Budget Threatens Support for Education and Public Engagement in Science

The President’s recently released preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 includes elements that are deeply troubling to the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and its member institutions—science centers and science museums. The budget blueprint proposes complete elimination of some agencies, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the... Read More

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

Webinar—Keeping It Real: Tracking the Duration and Allocation of Visitors’ Time in Exhibitions

This webinar was co-hosted by ASTC and the Visitor Studies Association (VSA). Post-event registrations are now being accepted. Click here to receive exclusive access to this webinar’s recording and resource materials. Questions? Contact ASTC’s Wendy Hancock. Do you know what your visitors are really doing in your exhibitions? What you imagine or assume might be... Read More