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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

Webinar—Food Glorious Food!

This was 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.   In this introductory webinar on May 25, researchers from... Read More

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

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. This webinar was co-hosted by ASTC and the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM). When is the last time you updated your resume? If your answer is “more than six months ago” or... 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

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. This webinar was co-hosted by ASTC and the Visitor Studies Association (VSA). Do you know what your visitors are really doing in your exhibitions? What you imagine or assume might be... Read More

ASTC on Air with Violeta Anaya

On Saturday, March 7, ASTC on Air spoke with Violeta Anaya, a wildlife biologist working in Mexico who is also the first “FabFem” role model outside of the United States. Watch the recording below. FabFems are women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions who provide inspiring role models for young women through STEM activities,... Read More