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Legislative Alert: Sign National Letter to Congress Supporting Museum Programs (July 21 Deadline)

  U.S. ASTC-member institutions: Please join ASTC in signing on to this letter and sending a massive, unified message to the U.S. House and Senate—from institutions of all types across the nation—urging support for federal programs that help science centers, museums, and other educational organizations better serve their communities. CEOs/Executive Directors, click here to add your... Read More

President’s Budget Threatens Support for Education and Public Engagement in Science

The President’s recently released preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 includes elements that are deeply troubling to the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and its member institutions—science centers and science museums. The budget blueprint proposes complete elimination of some agencies, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the... Read More

Message from ASTC CEO Anthony (Bud) Rock: Help Support the Preservation of Federal Funding for Afterschool Programs

Dear ASTC Member: We received the following request from our colleagues at the Afterschool Alliance, asking that we join in responding to the Administration’s proposed cuts in afterschool programs. Please read the following note and offer your support if possible. Best regards, Anthony (Bud) Rock ASTC President and CEO Afterschool Advocates: Thank you for joining... Read More