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Upcoming Webinars—Key Ingredient: Recruiting, Training, and Nurturing Volunteers for Research and Evaluation

Click here to register for this two-webinar series. Questions? Contact ASTC’s Wendy Hancock.   Thursday, November 8, 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, November 15, 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET   This series is presented by ASTC and the Visitor Studies Association (VSA).   Enlisting volunteers to help tackle a project is rarely a straightforward process, but it’s a critical... Read More

Announcing a Collaborative Project Management Opportunity

Leading complex, diverse, multi-organizational teams working to broaden participation in STEM is a challenging mission with potentially life-changing outcomes. Having a plan doesn’t mean a project will be successful. Individuals and organizations are diverse in their experience, cultural perspectives, personal motivations, and priorities. Properly understood and leveraged, they can be the key to a career-building... Read More

Webinars—ISCSMD Is for IMPACT: Best Practices and How to Join In

On August 9, International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) hosted two online discussions, in which staff from science centers and museums of all sizes shared their success stories about participating in 2017, what they are planning for 2018’s event, and some of the helpful resources and tools available to participating organizations. These discussions... Read More

Upcoming Webinars—LGBT+ STEM

Don’t miss these TWO chances to get involved! Inspired by two campaigns to promote LGBTQ+ scientists and STEM educators/communicators (the first international LGBTSTEM Day on July 5 and 500 Queer Scientists), the ASTC Advocates for Diversity Community of Practice is hosting two webinars featuring LGBTQ+ scientists and their work and efforts science centers and museums... Read More

Webinar—Rich Learning Opportunities in Facilitated, Open-Ended Exhibits

  On July 12, this webinar explored open-ended exhibits and experiences in informal science settings, the type that offer rich learning experiences with multiple points of entry and multiple outcomes, and how such varied outcomes make it complex to assess what visitors are learning and how to best advance their learning.   Click here to... Read More

ASTC Seeks ISE Session Proposals for NSTA 2019 Conference

  Call for Session Proposals: ASTC Strand at the 2019 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference Due Date: Monday, May 14   ASTC is currently soliciting proposals for 10 one-hour sessions at the next NSTA National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, April 11–14, 2019. Proposals are invited from the entire informal science education (ISE)... Read More