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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

Workshop—A New Reality: Emerging Technologies for Your Visitors

  ASTC partnered with Saint Louis Science Center to present a two-day workshop, Thursday–Friday, May 3–4, exploring both the possibilities and the challenges faced when integrating emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and robotics into informal education programs and exhibitions. Inspiration on the Cutting Edge During this hands-on workshop, participants Explored... Read More