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  • Date: 03/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Many of the world’s leading experts are projecting that energy demand will grow 37% by 2035. There is clearly a need for increased energy literacy. With this in mind, ASTC and the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS), in partnership with BP America, have launched a new Energy Education Initiative designed to increase young people’s energy ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director of the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake, New York, explains how the rural science center has stepped in to provide leadership in its community related to climate change initiatives and educational programming. The museum organizes events and coalitions, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Maria Xanthoudaki, director of education and international relations at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy, describes the Science Education as a Tool for Active Citizenship (SETAC) program. The project aims to inspire teachers and students to become socially responsible citizens by ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Walter Staveloz and Kate Crawford, of the Communicating Climate Change (C3) project, describe how program engages citizens in science center programming focused on how global climate change impacts local communities. The citizen science program is a collaboration between science centers and researchers. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Elaine Reynoso Haynes, of the Universum, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, outlines the elements of creating a succesful "glocal" exhibit. "Glocal" exhibits promote awareness and citizen involvement related to a global issue within a local context. An exhibit for the Science Museum of the State of ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Colin Johnson, chair of the IGLO Advisory Group, shares his findings from an interim review of the International Action on Global Warming (IGLO) initiative. The project aims to raise public awareness about the impact of global warming, position science centers globally as recognized leaders in public engagement with science, and ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Ratclitffe, executive director of the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, discusses their efforts to bring together diverse community groups, facilitate dialogue, and help the people of the region develop a unified approach to climate change. Ratcliffe explains their approach and outlines four key ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Charlie Trautmann, executive director of Sciencenter, Sheila Grinell, an independent museum consultant and an ASTC fellow, Emlyn Koster, president and CEO of Liberty Science Center, and Kim Cavendish, president and CEO of the Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale, discuss the role of science centers in engaging the ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Emdadul Islam, a curator at the National Council of Science Museums in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, discusses how they use the Decide Game (a program that originated in Europe) to engage the public in discussions about global warming. Islam explains how this project has successfully impacted visitors' attitudes about climate ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jeffrey Kirsch, executive director of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and chair of the IGLO Education Committee, and Erik Jacquemyn, CEO of Technopolis and ASTC board member, who together co-chair ASTC's International Advisory Board, explain the emergence of a network of partners known as IGLO (International action on GLObal ... »

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