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Celebrating Community Engagement

IN THIS ISSUE September/October 2014 Science centers and museums are community-focused institutions. In this issue, we explore many ways science centers are engaging and empowering people in all parts of their communities. Working alongside community members and partners, science centers are addressing key issues, from protecting the environment, to increasing high school graduation rates, to... Read More

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