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Webinar—Introducing Preschoolers to Science: What Works and What Doesn’t

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.   Questions? Contact ASTC’s Wendy Hancock.   Join the Leadership Team of the... Read More

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

Webinars—Key Ingredient: Recruiting, Training, and Nurturing Volunteers for Research and Evaluation

Post-event registrations are now being accepted. To receive exclusive access to these webinars’ recordings and resource materials, contact ASTC’s Wendy Hancock.     This series was 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 piece of your strategy... Read More

Announcing a Collaborative Project Management Opportunity

Applications closed Monday, December 10, 2018, at 11:45 p.m. ET   Leading complex, diverse, multi-organizational teams working to broaden participation in STEM is a challenging mission with potentially life-changing outcomes. Having a plan doesn’t mean a project will be successful. Individuals and organizations are diverse in their experience, cultural perspectives, personal motivations, and priorities. Properly... Read More

Webinars—ISCSMD Is for IMPACT: Best Practices and How to Join In

On August 9, International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) hosted two online discussions, in which staff from science centers and museums of all sizes shared their success stories about participating in 2017, what they are planning for 2018’s event, and some of the helpful resources and tools available to participating organizations. These discussions... 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