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Calling All Diversity Fellows!

If you are a current or past ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellow, we want to hear your story. You are invited to be a part of ASTC’s Diversity Fellows Legacy Video. This video will be a lasting artifact to celebrate the legacy of this cornerstone program. Early submissions will be part of a short... Read More

Science Centers for All

This year’s ASPAC (Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres) Conference was held last month in Beijing, China, with a theme of “Science Centres for All.” ASTC Board Chair Linda Conlon (chief executive of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom) was an invited speaker at the conference. Read... Read More

Making Teacher Professional Development More Effective: Energize Your Practices workshop series

As providers of teacher professional development (PD), we know that informal science education (ISE) centers provide an ideal setting for learning by capitalizing on creative and interactive approaches that easily inspire teachers. As ISE professionals, we know that this work is demanding and that it can be a challenge to share effective practices about how... Read More

Science Centers at COP21

ASTC is organizing science center networks to participate in the upcoming COP21 climate conference in Paris. On behalf of the European Network for Science Centres & Museums (ECSITE), the Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology (RedPop), the South African Association of Science & Technology Centres (SAASTEC), and the National... Read More

A New Sustainability Fellowship for Science Center Staff

Written by Stacey Freeman Science centers and museums have the potential to help millions of visitors understand the social, environmental, and economic impacts of human behavior on creating a sustainable future. Through our Sustainability in Science Museums program, the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at Arizona State University (ASU) is working to bridge... Read More

Connected Science Learning: New journal to explore formal/informal science education connections

Connected Science Learning is a new online journal that highlights STEM education experiences that bridge the gap between formal and informal science education settings. It features articles and other types of media describing highly effective programs and shares research that connects preK–12 STEM learning in schools and out-of-school settings, specifically highlighting effective mechanisms for collaboration.... Read More