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Inside and Out, From Exhibits to Gardens: Hands-On Activities for Growing Great Veggies & Fruits

Led by GrowingGreat, STEM educators who work with PreK–5th grade students are addressing under-resourced families’ lack of access to fresh produce and green space by reinventing education programs. More and more, science center educators are taking kids outdoors with programs that allow them to experience living, growing plants and animals while engaging in scientific inquiry.... Read More

SPECTACULAR NIH MICROSCOPY IMAGES AVAILABLE

Make your own exhibit of stunning, high resolution, professional-quality microscopy images using downloads from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) image gallery. The beautiful images are not only rich with educational value, but also free for noncommercial use. A select collection of these images—all taken by researchers—hung in an exhibit, Life Magnified,  at Washington Dulles International Airport’s... Read More

Introducing ASTC’s Community Science Initiative

As communities grapple with daunting global and local challenges, and as the role of science and technology in our society continues to evolve, access for all people to engage with, participate in, and benefit from science, technology, and innovation is more important than ever. The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) is excited to... Read More

Upcoming Hangout—Creating Change Series: Beginning the Journey

There are so many considerations to make when trying to advance the practice of valuing diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity (DAIE), particularly when trying to create permanent institutional change. Often, the most challenging step is the first one, and it can feel overwhelming and isolating—but it doesn’t have to. You can join a community of... Read More

2019 ASTC Intensives: Dive Deeply into Morning, Afternoon, and All-Day Workshops

Plunge into these immersive ASTC Intensive workshops on Friday, September 20, before the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference officially begins on Saturday.     ASTC Intensives are a chance for conference attendees to participate in focused learning experiences on a single topic, as well as to connect and network with peers with similar occupational and topical interests. Imagined,... Read More

Upcoming Webinar—LGBT+STEM: Getting in the Mindset

Get ready for the upcoming international LGBTSTEM Day on July 5, celebrating LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering and math!   The ASTC Advocates for Diversity Community of Practice is hosting a webinar that highlights ways in which science centers and museums are committed to establishing an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community.    ... Read More

Nominations for the 2019 Leading Edge Awards close May 31

Nominate an institution, a colleague, or yourself for a 2019 Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award by May 31. This globally prestigious honor recognizes extraordinary achievement in science center and museum leadership, exhibitions, programs, marketing, fundraising, operations, visitor services, and more. Now in their 15th year, the awards commemorate the late Roy L. Shafer, a... Read More