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Gaining Perspective in Free-Choice Learning: Reflecting on Practice

Looking back on things helps us gain perspective, but truly reflecting on educational practices helps build a roadmap guiding us into the future By Lindzy Bivings, Senior Manager, School & Community Programs, California Academy of Sciences Here are five tips in gaining perspective through using reflection to become a more effective educator. These are strategies... Read More

Legislative Alert: Sign National Letter to Congress Supporting Museum Programs (July 21 Deadline)

  U.S. ASTC-member institutions: Please join ASTC in signing on to this letter and sending a massive, unified message to the U.S. House and Senate—from institutions of all types across the nation—urging support for federal programs that help science centers, museums, and other educational organizations better serve their communities. CEOs/Executive Directors, click here to add your... Read More

Bem vindos ao Brasil!

The Museu da Vida-Fiocruz (Museum of Life) shook up the Fiocruz campus in Rio de Janeiro with the World Biotech Tour (WBT) Festival, June 22–24. With biotechnology as the theme, activities included experiments, challenges, musical presentations, dance, graffiti, chats with leading scientists, and the WBT teen ambassadors presenting Lab-in-a-Box activities and their biotech topics. The... Read More

Our Boards in Action: George Cogan on the Science of Human Perception

Interviewed by Andrea Appleton This interview appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Dimensions magazine. George Cogan is a businessman with a head for science. He heads the technology practice at the global management consulting firm Bain & Company and serves as board chairman at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. He spoke with Dimensions about... Read More

Q&A with Emily Graslie: Science, Art, Curiosity, and The Brain Scoop

Interviewed by Andrea Appleton This interview appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Dimensions magazine. Emily Graslie has a pretty cool job. She is chief curiosity correspondent for Chicago’s Field Museum. She landed the position through her YouTube Channel, The Brain Scoop, in which she explores scientific topics with a disarming inquisitiveness. Graslie spoke with... Read More

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 Click here to watch the webinar recording. 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,... Read More