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  • Date: 05/16/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    How can children protect their skin from the sun, keep their hearts healthy, and lower their risk of diabetes? Kids learn how to take on all kinds of health challenges at Question It? Discover It!, a Saturday series held at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson. Healthcare professionals ranging from surgeons to dermatologists engage ... »
  • Date: 02/28/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In her role as vice president and chief of staff to the CEO at Adobe, as well as a board member at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, Gloria Chen is passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. She spoke with Dimensions about her own career path, her role as a mentor, and the work she and the Tech ... »
  • Date: 02/09/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    At the entryway to Chicago Children’s Museum (CCM), a vibrant collection of nearly 400 self-portraits greets visitors, proclaiming, “We are Chicago Children’s Museum.” The faces of children, teachers, community leaders, parents, and caregivers from a variety of backgrounds are intermingled with mirrors so that all visitors are reflected in the ... »
  • Date: 02/09/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The majority of countries in the world have seen a rise in immigration since the beginning of this century. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of international migrants increased in 165 countries or areas, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In 2015, there were ... »
  • Date: 02/06/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Having been part of the ASTC Equity and Diversity Committee for much of its history, outgoing committee chair Ann Fumarolo has seen the difference equity and diversity initiatives can make. Fumarolo, who serves as president and CEO of Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center in Shreveport, spoke to Dimensions about the importance of maintaining a ... »
  • Date: 07/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In the 11 years since the inception of the Science Minors and Achievers program, the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Chicago, has had plenty of anecdotal evidence that this out-of-school time program has a meaningful impact on its participants. Word of mouth was the strongest driver of recruitment, and teens were open with staff about other ... »
  • Date: 07/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    We asked science centers and museums to share their best pieces of advice and most important lessons learned regarding the following: 1) selecting topics and activities for out-of-school time programs, 2) partnering with afterschool providers and other community partners, 3) meeting the needs of underserved communities in out-of-school time ... »
  • Date: 07/30/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    We have a love/hate relationship with labels and definitions. They can promote and glorify, or they can constrain or even misrepresent. They can be irrelevant, or they can be essential. ASTC is a robust collection of centers, museums, institutes, academies, places, and “ariums” of all sorts. Much has already been written about the hands-on, ... »
  • Date: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is a supplement to an article on place-based learning that appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Dimensions magazine. In a green park just beyond historic Old Town Fort Collins and bordered by the local public library, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s Heritage Courtyard welcomes visitors back to the early years of this Northern Colorado ... »
  • Date: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    On November 10, science centers and museums will be encouraged to engage in activities that are relevant to one (or more) of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) declared by the UN. Through blog posts and a global interactive map (the latter of which will be launched in September at the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference), the ISCSMD website tells ... »

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