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Into the Light: Bringing Science Education to the Incarcerated

By Nalini Nadkarni From Dimensions September/October 2014 Science belongs everywhere. Although informal science learning typically takes place in the bright spots of society—our museums, botanical gardens, and science centers—some science educators are creating programs for individuals who live in the darker parts of our communities, such as prisons. Over 2 million people are in prison... Read More

ASTC Member Profile: Durango Discovery Museum – Durango, Colorado

Mission: “To spark curiosity, ignite imagination, power exploration.”     The Durango Discovery Museum, or Powerhouse Science Center, opened in 2011. Located in the Durango Powerhouse building, one of the country’s first AC power plants, the Durango Discovery Museum grew out of the Children’s Museum of Durango, which purchased the Durango Powerhouse after outgrowing its... Read More

Telling Science Stories

IN THIS ISSUE July/August 2014 Storytelling may seem like less of a natural fit for science centers than for history or even art museums, but people have been using stories to make sense of the natural world for thousands of years. Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of teaching and learning. In today’s science... Read More