Rebuilding and Engaging Your Team in a COVID-19 World (for Supervisors and Managers)

With many science center and museum staff working in new ways, redeployed, and furloughed, how are you supporting their needs? How are they learning and coping with new roles? How will these extraordinary times shape your future workforce? Supervisors and managers are invited to join this informal hangout to discuss what competencies they want to …

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Re-think, Re-frame, Re-open: Public Health and Safety (Discussion 2)

Safety for staff and visitors is always a high priority at science and technology centers and museums. As these institutions plan for re-opening after mandated closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, updating and changing safety protocols, including cleaning procedures, will require thoughtful consideration and planning. Join a small group of your peers for one of …

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Re-think, Re-frame, Re-open: Public Health and Safety (Discussion 1)

Safety for staff and visitors is always a high priority at science and technology centers and museums. As these institutions plan for re-opening after mandated closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, updating and changing safety protocols will require thoughtful consideration and planning. Join a small group of your peers for one of two 90-minute informal discussions: …

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Re-think, Re-frame, Re-open: Building Operations (Discussion 2)

As science and technology centers and museums plan for re-opening, they will be confronted with a number of challenges that require thoughtful consideration and planning. ASTC is hosting a series of discussions to support peer-to-peer sharing around timely topics. The first topic, “Building Operations,” is focused on supporting returning staff, welcoming the community back into …

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Re-think, Re-frame, Re-open: Building Operations (Discussion 1)

As science and technology centers and museums plan for re-opening, they will be confronted with a number of challenges that require thoughtful consideration and planning. ASTC is hosting a series of discussions to support peer-to-peer sharing around timely topics. The first topic, “Building Operations,” is focused on supporting returning staff, welcoming the community back into …

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Hands-on Online Activities: How Museum Educators are Adapting

PreK–5th grade science center educators are taking their hands-on programs to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, video and more! Learn about fun (and tasty) activities using items you can find in your kitchen during this discussion with members of the Leadership Team of GrowingGreat Veggies & Fruits: A National STEM Education Program.Presenters from the Discovery Center at …

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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 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.But can …

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ASTC Virtual 2020 Annual Conference

The ASTC Annual Conference is one of the premier annual events for science-engagement professionals and leaders in science and technology centers and museums as well as allied organizations across North America and around the world.ASTC is committed to making this year’s Annual Conference as accessible as possible to the community, reflecting the deep impact many …

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