All posts by Wendy Hancock

ASTC 2019: Call for Proposals Open; Proposal Webinar Is Dec. 5

The Call for Proposals is now open for the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference in Toronto, hosted by the Ontario Science Centre September 21–24, 2019. The conference theme, “Moonshots: Rendezvous with the Future,” is a springboard for sessions, poster presentations, and preconference ASTC Intensive workshops that advance the science center field, inspired by moonshots—those ambitious, yet... Read More

Upcoming Webinar—Join a New Early Childhood Nutrition and STEM Collaborative

Led by GrowingGreat, early childhood educators have joined forces and are reinventing STEM programs to address the lack of access to fresh produce and green space for under-resourced families.   Click here to register for this webinar. Questions? Contact ASTC’s Wendy Hancock. Friday, November 9, 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET   This webinar features four programs that... Read More

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

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

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