Sustainable Science Center Business Models

By Linda Conlon From Dimensions May/June 2017 Science centers are the same—but different. Look at the mission statements of science centers worldwide. They use slightly different wording, but they all focus on making science accessible, relevant, and inspiring for people of all ages and backgrounds. We are united in our quest to do this. The scale... Read More

What misconceptions about science centers and museums do you wish you could correct?

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Dimensions magazine. The biggest misconception about science centers that I would like to correct is the idea that a science center is a place for children only. Many people associate interactivity with “for children.” Many adults see the interaction with an exhibit as playing and... Read More

Q&A with Anthony Leiserowitz: Climate Change and the Current Political Climate

Interviewed by Andrea Appleton This interview appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Dimensions magazine. The evidence is conclusive: the planet is warming and humans are to blame. But there are still those, some in powerful positions, who don’t believe in climate change. Yet Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication,... 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

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.   Click here to watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s... 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