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ASTC, Members Join “We Are Still In” U.S. Climate Action Movement

ASTC is proud to be part of the ever-growing We Are Still In coalition supporting climate action, an alliance of U.S. cultural institutions, businesses and investors, cities and counties, colleges and universities, faith groups, health care organizations, states, tribes, and other non-federal actors.

We Are Still In, at nearly 3,600 signatories, demonstrates America’s enduring commitment to delivering on the promise of the Paris Agreement and America’s contribution to it. It is the broadest cross-section of the U.S. economy ever assembled in pursuit of climate action, and the largest demonstration of continued climate leadership in the face of the federal government’s intended withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

ASTC’s participation in We Are Still In continues decades of commitment to climate communication, education, and action by creating and facilitating related resources and opportunities for the science center and museum field. Some of these include the Greenhouse Earth traveling exhibition of the 1990s; ongoing contributions from the field in Dimensions magazine and at ASTC Annual Conferences; engagement and action projects for ASTC members in the 2000s and 2010s, such as the IGLO project (International action on GLObal warming), C3 initiative (Communicating Climate Change), SCEnaRioS program (Science Centers and the Engagement and the Rio Summit); and current projects such as Corals Matter.


To learn more about We Are Still In and join the movement, visit You can commit to new climate actions, showcase your existing actions and progress, connect with others in your community and region, and demonstrate your pledge to keep up with the Paris Agreement and fulfill America’s original climate pledge.


Discover why and how three ASTC members are signing on—and ways they are using their We Are Still In participation advance their missions, strengthen ties in their communities, and demonstrate their commitment to collective action on global issues.


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Chris Nelson, ASTC
Sarah Sutton, We Are Still In
Patrick Hamilton, Science Museum of Minnesota
Carter O’Brien, The Field Museum
Stephanie Ratcliffe, The Wild Center

These ASTC members are We Are Still In signatories, and more are joining every week.

  • Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • The Climate Museum, New York, New York
  • CuriOdyssey, San Mateo, California
  • ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vermont
  • The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fleet Science Center, San Diego, California
  • Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Michigan Science Center, Detroit, Michigan
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon
  • Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, New York

Updated December 10, 2018

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