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International Science Center and Science Museum Day

Sustainable Development Goals and Achieving Gender Equality

During International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10, a new Girls: STEM-SDG Marathon will highlight how women and girls are using science to help achieve the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the course of the day—across 30 global time zones—the marathon will showcase interviews with these amazing people who are working... Read More

Upcoming Webinars—Preparing for ISCSMD

  In the global society of today and tomorrow—where everyone is potentially connected but still separated by language, physical distance, and culture—science remains universal. And science centers and museums all over the world speak with the same message about science education and its power to change individual lives, communities, nations, and our planet. Even if... Read More

Webinar—Bzzzt: How Your Visitors Can Participate in the Mosquito Global Experiment

Informational Session on How Your Institution Can Join the Global Citizen Science Component of the 2017 International Science Center and Science Museum Day Click here to watch the webinar recording. In 2017, the International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) will again feature a Global Experiment—a collaborative citizen science project conducted by the visitors, members,... Read More

ASTC, Women, Girls, and Science at the UN

The UN Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI Forum), addressing science education and ending gender discrimination One of the recommendations made during the High Level Forum of the 2016 International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD), held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris last November 10, was to look for opportunities to continue showcasing... Read More

A Worldwide Celebration: International Science Center and Science Museum Day

From Dimensions 2016 Year in Review On November 10, 2016, the world celebrated the first International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD). More than 300 institutions in 58 countries on six continents used it as an opportunity to recognize and support the critically important global UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the world’s... Read More

Global Impact: Around the World in 30 Hours

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the successful first International Science Center & Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10! The global event began with activities by Science Alive! The New Zealand Science Centre, in Christchurch, and continued across the time zones until the day concluded 30 hours later when the last guests left the Anchorage Museum... 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

Why we are participating in International Science Center and Science Museum Day

The first International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) will take place on November 10. It’s quickly approaching, so it’s time for everybody to get on board. In the video below, ASTC Board Chair Linda Conlon and the CEOs of three ASTC-member organizations tell us why ISCSMD’s success is important for our field and... Read More

ASTC and UNAI Launch ISCSMD Contest

Within the framework of the International Science Center and Science Museum Day, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is collaborating with the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to hold a contest open to college and university students from Africa. Entrants are invited to submit a... Read More

International Science Center and Science Museum Day 2016

On November 10, 2016, on the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development and in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Council of Museums, science centers, science museums, and their networks worldwide will organize the first International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD).... Read More