December Community Science Clinic

ASTC’s Community Science Clinics are bi-monthly virtual events for community science practitioners at all levels of experience to talk with their peers and seek advice from colleagues working on community science efforts. In our December clinic, we will preview ASTC’s plans for capacity building and funding opportunities for community science in 2023, sharing multiple ways …

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Getting Started in Community Science

In this virtual training session, we will provide a foundation for planning collaborative community-based work, as well as questions to consider within your organization as you prepare to undertake community science. Through a combination of presentations from ASTC staff and breakout group discussions, we will provide an introduction to equitably and authentically doing community science …

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#ASTCvirtual

Building on the success of virtual annual conferences in 2020 and 2021, we are expanding the reach of our 2022 conference to a virtual audience to help share important, relevant topics with those who won’t be able to join us in Pittsburgh. #ASTCvirtual will also be a great opportunity for ASTC 2022 participants to continue spirited discussions …

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Museums for All

Join ASTC and the Association of Children’s Museums to learn more about Museums for All and how your science center can help to ensure that every family and child has access to a high-quality museum experience. Hear from your peers at science centers and museums, and children’s museums about their experience implementing the program and …

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Membership renewal assistance

2023 ASTC Science Center and Museum membership renewals are quickly approaching, are you prepared? Is this your first time completing the renewal form for your organization? Join us for the member renewal assistance webinar to learn about the membership renewal process, what financial documents are required, and to ask any questions that you may have. …

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Recognizing Excellence: Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards

The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards are presented to ASTC members and/or their staff and volunteers in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments that not only enhance the performance of their own organizations, but also significantly advance our field. Join us to learn about the awards categories, eligibility, and how to submit a nomination. To register you will …

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IF/THEN® Gender Equity Engagement Grants for Children’s Museums

During this webinar, ASTC’s IF/THEN® Gender Equity Project team will showcase two new projects in the IF/THEN® Project Library aimed at children’s museums, share how to apply for a gender equity grant, and answer questions about the application process. Learn more about the IF/THEN® Gender Equity Grants. View the recording Resources Webinar slide deck (PDF)

Engaging the Public in STEM: Connecting Federal agencies with the science center and museum community

ASTC is pleased to convene a group of representatives of U.S. Federal agencies with an interest in science and technology to discuss ways to connect their work with the science center and museum community. Participating agencies include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and …

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ASTC 2022 Annual Business Meeting

Please join us as ASTC Board of Directors Chair William Harris and ASTC President and CEO Christofer Nelson share updates from 2022. At the business meeting, Christofer, William, and other members of the Board of Directors will also share an overview of the association’s activities over the past year and plans for the year ahead. …

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New Leaders Information Session

Join us to learn more about ASTC’s 2022 New Leaders Fellowship, formerly known as the Diversity and Leadership Development Fellowship Program. With a responsive and updated curriculum, this 12-month fellowship program fosters forward-thinking mindsets, problem-solving skills, and self-awareness with the goal of supporting future leaders who embody inclusive, empathetic, and visionary leadership. This fellowship encourages the professional growth and …

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All About Design Squad Maker

Learn how to get families in your community engaged in the engineering design process with Design Squad Maker. This new program from GBH Boston and the New York Hall of Science has resources for makerspaces, caregivers, and kids. Join GBH and ASTC for a deep dive into the Design Squad Maker toolkit and get ideas …

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Assessing How Americans Want to Engage with Science

Join us for a conversation about the key findings of Assessing How Americans Want to Engage with Science, a year-long study examining Americans’ appetite for science, motivations for participating in science-related activities, and the barriers that stand in the way—especially among marginalized communities. Assessing How Americans Want to Engage with Science is a collaboration among …

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ASTC Hangout (Member Event)

Join ASTC friends and colleagues for an informal ASTC Hangout where the goal is to, well, hang out! Share ideas, challenges, solutions, collaboration opportunities, and much more. Topics for our April Hangout include: What are some ways you’re helping support your staff during these times? How is your summer camp planning coming along? What are …

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ASTC Hangout (Member Event)

Join ASTC friends and colleagues for an informal ASTC Hangout where the goal is to, well, hang out! Share ideas, challenges, solutions, collaboration opportunities, and much more. Open to all staff at ASTC member organizations as a benefit of your organization’s membership. Space is limited. This event will not be recorded.

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