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 provide a good orientation for anyone who is new to ISCSMD and looking to jump-start their planning and preparation for the one event when all the world’s science centers and museums work on together to change the world.


Click here to watch the first discussion;
click here to download the presentation slideshow.

Kolkata, India

At the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, in Kolkata, India, during last year’s ISCSMD

with Karina Al-Rubeihat, The Children’s Museum Jordan, Amman; Katarina Chabova, Czech Republic Science Center Network; Maribel Garcia, The Mind Museum, Metro Manila, Philippines, and the ASPAC network; Sarah Kuhail: Science House Al Nayzak, Birzeit, Palestine; Jenni Martin, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, California; Vesna Pajic, House of Experiments, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Rosie Street, Glasgow Science Center, Scotland, United Kingdom.




Click here to watch the second discussion.



Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

At Discovery Station, in Hagerstown, Maryland, United States, during last year’s ISCSMD

It was 70 years ago that the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, and those rights remain as critical today as they did then.

Did you know that under Article 27 there is a guaranteed right for everyone in the world to “share in scientific advancement and its benefits”? Science centers and museums around the world are a crucial component in meeting that challenge across the globe.


Johannesburg, South Africa

At Play Africa, in Johannesburg, South Africa, during last year’s ISCSMD

That is why the 2018 International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Declaration with a “Science as a Human Right” theme, along with UNESCO and hundreds of science centers and museums around the world.

Discover more about this year’s theme, the many ways of participating—from very simple to advanced leadership—and opportunities for the field and for individual institutions.


Questions? Please write to me.


ISCSMD is a collaboration among the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and science centers and museums that belong to these global and regional networks of science-engagement organizations: Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres (ASPAC), Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), European network of science centres and museums (Ecsite), North Africa and Middle East Science centers network (NAMES), National Council of Science Museums, Government of India (NCSM), Red de popularización de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en América Latina y el Caribe (RedPOP), and Southern African Association of Science & Technology Centres (SAASTEC). 



Walter Staveloz is ASTC’s Director of International Relations.