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Dimensions, March/April 2018—Not Just for Kids: Engaging Adults in Science

IN THIS ISSUE March/April 2018 Attracting adults to science museums and programs presents opportunities and challenges. Considerations include differences in: backgrounds, professions, experience with science, financial situations, availability, and comfort with museum settings—just to name a few. While many science institutions are engaging adults in meaningful ways, some are going the extra mile in providing accessible, relevant science and technology programming. Following are some of the many noteworthy... Read More

Dimensions, September/October 2017—Co-Design for Transformation

IN THIS ISSUE September/October 2017 When delegates convene in Tokyo from November 15 to 17 for the Science Centre World Summit (hosted by Miraikan—the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation), they will examine ways to build connections and work toward a sustainable future. How can science centers and museums work with community members and... Read More

Dimensions, July/August 2016—School’s Out, STEM’s In

IN THIS ISSUE July/August 2016 Read the full issue. Out-of-school time programs—which serve children before or after school, on weekends, or during school vacations—provide excellent opportunities for students from all backgrounds to engage deeply in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. ASTC is working with the Afterschool Alliance to facilitate partnerships between science centers... Read More

Dimensions, March/April 2016—Looking Toward the Future of Energy

IN THIS ISSUE March/April 2016 Download the full issue. Communities and nations across the globe are faced with the challenge of meeting rising energy demands in environmentally and economically responsible ways. In this issue of Dimensions, science centers and related institutions share how they are increasing energy literacy through exhibitions, education programs, artworks, and more.... Read More