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


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

Getting Ready for LGBTSTEM Day

This coming July 5 is LGBTSTEM Day, an international day celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) people in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Science centers and museums that would like to plan events for the day, work with LGBTQIA organizations in their communities, or introduce inclusive practices in their institutions... Read More

Afterschool Programs and Science Centers Partnering To Serve Youth

ASTC recently partnered with the Afterschool Alliance to explore and promote STEM in afterschool programming. On August 8, 2013, we presented a webinar on how afterschool programs and science centers can work together. You can view the webinar in its entirety here: Are you interested in afterschool programs, but unsure how to connect with programs... Read More

Upcoming Webinar from Dr. Jeffrey Ford – "The Four Conversations: Daily Communications that Gets Results"

ASTC is pleased to announce a new professional development opportunity for the ASTC community. Please join us on June 25th at 3pm EDT for a FREE webinar with Dr. Jeffrey Ford, author of The Four Conversations: Daily Communications that Gets Results. This webinar, building from a wildly popular pre-conference workshop at last year’s ASTC Annual... Read More

Space Science Institute Launches STAR_Net to Join Libraries with STEM Professionals

The National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado has launched a website to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming to public libraries. STAR_Net, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, aims to connect professionals in the STEM fields with library staff members in order to... Read More