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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 you’re not ready to open a foreign office in a remote city, you can strengthen your institution’s global awareness and participation—and solidify your local and regional profile as a player on the world stage—by joining your peers from other science centers and museums in every time zone.

How?

By participating in the 2017 International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on Friday, November 10!

The Series

Join us for this series of interactive webinars and find out how easy it is to join the club of globally engaged institutions and provide opportunities for your visitors, members, and staff to participate.

Get ready to share your story with the rest of the world and become part of the international effort to use science and science education in transforming our planet!

Questions? Click here to write to me.

—Walter

 

Reserve time on your calendar for these upcoming ISCSMD webinars, watch recorded presentations (below), and check back for additional details coming soon:

 

Webinar 3

Make a Loud Noise: Tips for Your Local and Global ISCSMD Media Campaign


Friday, October 13,
 7:00–8:00 a.m. ET (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. UTC/GMT; find your local time)

Twitter posts highlighting how exhibits and programs support the global Sustainable Development goals at Mishkat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Click here to join the webinar.

Discover how different institutions around the world used the ISCSMD toolkit, local media relationships, and more to advance their their communications objectives and missions last year—and what they’re doing this year.

Talk with Maarten Okkersen from Museon in The Hague, Netherlands; Eman Alankari from Mishkat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Kristen Priscella from Arizona Science Center in Phoenix; Penny Fidler from the Association for Science and Discovery Centres in the United Kingdom; and more.

 

Webinar 4

Measuring the Impact: Documenting How You Change the World

Thursday, November 2, 4:00–5:00 p.m. ET (8:00–9:00 p.m. UTC/GMT)
and
Friday, November 3,
 7:00–8:00 a.m. ET (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. UTC/GMT)

 

Webinar 1

ISCSMD 101

Click here to watch this session, held August 17 and again August 18, which was led by your peers from some of the 300+ science centers and museums that participated in the 2016 ISCSMD event, and explores

  • reasons institutions should be thinking and acting in a global context, regardless of size or location
  • the wide variety of ways visitors can take part in the worldwide ISCSMD events
  • practical ideas for maximum community impact
  • ways your peers utilize and smartly leverage existing programs and exhibits
  • benefits institutions gain by participating in such a large-scale event with minimal effort
  • how they connect the Sustainable Development Goals for the planet to their local communities
  • why they are eager to participate again
  • answers to your questions
  • and more.

 

Webinar 2

Preparing for ISCSMD 2017: Best Stories and Practices from 2016

See what science centers and museums from around the world did for last November’s ISCSMD event, and find out

  • about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the planet, adopted by the world’ nations
  • how your exhibitions, programs, and events are already supporting this global sustainability effort
  • ways that other institutions are positioning their activities in their communities, with policy makers, and in front of donors
  • some stories and examples about using the November 10 ISCSMD to advance organizational strategies and goals
  • answers to your questions
  • and more.

Click here to see the September 13 session with

  • Hannah Barry from the Rochester Museum & Science Center in Rochester, New York, United States
  • Jennifer Bawden from Telus World of Science in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Massimo Bernardi from MUSE-Museo delle Scienze in Trento, Italy (and Ecsite, the European Network of Science Centres and Museums)
  • Sigrid Falla from Maloka in Bogotá, Colombia (and RedPOP, the Popularization Network of Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean)
  • Derek Fish from the UniZulu Science Centre in Port Richards, South Africa (and SAASTEC, the Southern African Association of Science & Technology Centres)
  • Jennifer Martin from Telus Spark in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Click here to see the September 14 session with

  • Hannah Barry from the Rochester Museum & Science Center in Rochester, New York, United States
  • Todd Boyette from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
  • Dean Briere from Sciencenter in Ithaca, New York, United States
  • Cara Evangelista from the Mind Museum in Taguig, Philippines (and ASPAC, the Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres)
  • Derek Fish from the UniZulu Science Centre in Port Richards, South Africa (and SAASTEC, the Southern African Association of Science & Technology Centres)
  • Noel Jackson from the International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
  • Mamoru Mohri from National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation-Miraikan in Tokyo, Japan (and the Science Centre World Summit 2017)
  • Meie van Laar from NEMO in Amsterdam, Netherlands (and Ecsite, the European Network of Science Centres and Museums)

. . . and see what they did that worked so well in their communities.

 

 

Walter Staveloz is ASTC’s Director of International Relations

 

Photos: 2016 ISCSMD at International Centre for Life, Newcastle, United Kingdom;
Wild Center, Tupper Lake, New York, United States;
Petrosains, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia