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Science Center & Afterschool Partnerships Thrive During Lights On Afterschool

Identifying fossils, creating Rube Goldberg machines, completing circuits, and saving “Fred, the Worm” are just a few of the activities that sparked imagination, curiosity, and innovation in 3,500 school-age youth as part of the 15th annual Lights On Afterschool (LOA) celebration. Through funding from the Noyce Foundation, ASTC and the Afterschool Alliance awarded Lights On... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, California Framed by the Golden Gate Bridge, this museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children. It features art studios, exhibits that re-create local sites and habitats, and 7.5 acres of outdoor exhibitions. The Center for Childhood Creativity extends the... Read More

Announcing the World Biotech Tour

ASTC and the Biogen Idec Foundation are proud to announce the launch of the World Biotech Tour (WBT), a multi-year project designed to increase the impact and visibility of biotechnology to youth, the general public, and underserved communities in an effort to promote science literacy worldwide. The WBT will improve the professional capacity of science... Read More

Lights On Afterschool Partnership Minigrant Recipients

ASTC and the Afterschool Alliance have, through funding from the Noyce Foundation, awarded 20 Lights On Afterschool Partnership Minigrants. Minigrants were awarded to ASTC-member institutions to aid in the implementation of an event for the Lights On Afterschool celebration in cooperation with an afterschool partner. This program stems from the partnership formed between ASTC and... Read More

Lights On Afterschool Partnership Minigrant

ASTC and the Afterschool Alliance are pleased to announce the Lights On Afterschool Partnership Minigrant. This Noyce Foundation-funded program stems from the partnership formed between ASTC and the Afterschool Alliance as our Commitment to Action for the Clinton Global Initiative, an annual drive to find innovative solutions to promote economic recovery in the United States,... Read More

Humphrey becomes ASTC Board Chair

During ASTC’s Annual Business Meeting on October 21, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ASTC President R. Bryce Seidl, president and CEO, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA, passed the gavel to a new Board Chair—Chevy Humphrey, president and CEO, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix. Humphrey, who most recently served as ASTC’s secretary/treasurer, joined ASTC’s Board of Directors... Read More