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Annual Conference

Meet the 2017 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is pleased to welcome its 2017 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—13 nine New Fellows and three Alumni Fellows—to this year’s conference in San Jose, California. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2017 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills.... Read More

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

Museum Open House Day at MOSI

With giant screen films, science demonstrations around every corner, planetarium demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours and special sessions, fun outdoors tackling a rope course and zip line, a special edition of ASTC On Air with paleontologist Jack Horner, and acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits to explore, the annual Museum Open House Day at the 2016 ASTC... Read More

Outreach Live

ASTC members will serve millions of students this year through school outreach programs. Today, that number included 500 kids at Anthony Pizzo Elementary School in Tampa, who participated in this morning’s Outreach Live program. This special session, which has been in the ASTC Annual Conference lineup for nearly 20 years, provides free outreach to a... Read More

The Signature Series with Sascha Paladino—Partnerships Between Science and Entertainment

In Tampa, Florida, on Monday, September 26, as part of the ASTC Annual Conference Signature Speaker Series, Sascha Paladino (creator and executive producer of Disney Junior’s Miles from Tomorrowland space-adventure animated television series) spoke about how he was inspired to create a show that would be a family adventure. He was joined by the show’s... Read More

“I’m In!” International Science Center and Science Museum Day Launched

ASTC Global Committee Co-chairs Chevy Humphrey of Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, and Silvia Singer of MIDE, Museo Interactivo de Economía, Mexico, D.F., Mexico, rallied ASTC 2016 attendees to declare, “I’m In!” at the official launch of International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) this morning at ASTC 2016 in Tampa, Florida. ISCSMD will take... Read More