All posts by Mary Mathias

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, Maryland Opened in 1998, the College Park Aviation Museum is dedicated to the history and science of flight and aviation innovation. Located on the grounds of the oldest continuously operating airport in the world, the 27,000-square-foot facility includes unique and... Read More

ASTC Member Profile: Gujarat Science City – Ahmedabad, India

Mission: The popularization of science to create scientific temper in the community to promote knowledge-driven economic growth. Opened in 1960, Gujarat Science City is an initiative of the Gujarat Government, built with the goal to provide both education and entertainment while creating meaningful experiences and activities with contemporary, hands-on exhibits, all to increase understanding of... Read More

Upcoming Webinar – Representing Diversity: Advocating for Inclusive Development and Evaluation

Whether you are considering an educational program, an exhibit or exhibition, or another type of informal learning experience, the inclusion and representation of diverse perspectives and portrayals is of vital importance. But how do we plan our efforts in an effective and culturally responsive way, and what are the costs of not doing so? In... Read More

Science Center & Afterschool Partnerships Thrive During Lights On Afterschool

Identifying fossils, creating Rube Goldberg machines, completing circuits, and saving “Fred, the Worm” are just a few of the activities that sparked imagination, curiosity, and innovation in 3,500 school-age youth as part of the 15th annual Lights On Afterschool (LOA) celebration. Through funding from the Noyce Foundation, ASTC and the Afterschool Alliance awarded Lights On... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, California Framed by the Golden Gate Bridge, this museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children. It features art studios, exhibits that re-create local sites and habitats, and 7.5 acres of outdoor exhibitions. The Center for Childhood Creativity extends the... Read More