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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 watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library.   This webinar from November 9, 2018, features four programs that you... Read More

Remembering Vic Danilov

ASTC is saddened by the loss of Vic Danilov, a founding member of ASTC in 1973. Below this inadequate memorial are recollections from some of his colleagues, Jim Backstrom and David Ucko. Victor J. Danilov, who passed away in July at age 93, dedicated much of his life to the science museum field, perhaps most... Read More

Spooktacular Science

Jeepers creepers! There are plenty of tricks (and treats!) awaiting visitors at science centers and museums this Halloween season—from ghostly dry-ice bubbles that bounce in the night to ghastly pumpkins that ooze and explode. Here are just a few of the most spooktacular science events you can find at ASTC-member organizations between now and October... 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—Applying for the Cultural Competence Learning Institute

Click here to watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library.     Applications for participating in the next cohort of the Cultural Competence Learning Institute (CCLI) are due on Monday, November 19. If you are interested in learning more about the CCLI experience and institutional benefits—and how to develop your strongest application—please... Read More

General Plenary Session Keynote with Kumar Garg

During the General Plenary Session at the 2018 ASTC Annual Conference in Hartford, Connecticut, Kumar Garg, Senior Director for Technology and Society at Schmidt Futures, explored what happens at the intersection of education, technology, and equity. Garg’s current portfolio includes four core areas of work: promoting the positive digital transformation of society by investing in... Read More

Live Demonstration Hour 2018

  Written by Wayne MacPhail   This year the ASTC Live Demonstration Hour was an early riser. So were the several hundred avid attendees who, despite the 9:00 a.m. start, gave venerable Master of Ceremonies Eddie Goldstein and his demonstrative crew a warm, Sunday-morning welcome at the Exhibit Hall Stage.   Goldstein has been corralling... Read More

2018 Alan J. Friedman Science Center Dialogues Luncheon

These annual, thought-provoking discussions are presented in the spirit of the founding director of the New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York. Explore ways that we can better understand ourselves—and the communities and people we serve—through the lenses of neuroscience, psychology, medicine, and public health. What can we learn from these fields about broadening... Read More