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Your Guide to Creating a Competitive Diversity Fellows Application

So you want to be a 2019 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellow? You’ve talked with your supervisor, considered your professional goals, built a passion for making change in the science center field, and you are now ready to apply to the 2019 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows Program. Below are some tips and advice... Read More

ISE Session Proposals Sought for 2020 NSTA Conference

  Call for Session Proposals: ASTC Strand at the 2020 NSTA National Conference Due Date: Monday, May 6   ASTC is currently soliciting proposals for 10 one-hour sessions at the next National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference in Boston, April 2–4, 2020. Proposals are invited from the entire informal science education (ISE) community—educators from... Read More

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