ASTC provides many learning opportunities for people who work in science and technology centers and museums and other informal learning institutions. We are committed to promoting information sharing between organizations and works to provide continuous opportunities to connect members.

Network with colleagues and share professional resources
  • ASTC’s Virtual Events provide opportunities to learn about a variety of emerging issues in the science and technology center and museum field, engage in conversations about what is happening on the ground, and connect with colleagues in topical discussion groups.
  • ASTC Communities of Practice (CoPs) provide science engagement professionals the infrastructure they need to meet the field’s challenges from the ground up. ASTC provides CoPs with resources and support for connecting with colleagues, convening meetings, and organizing workshops, among other activities. The General Forum provides a home for discussions with over 2,000 subscribers worldwide.
  • ASTC Annual Conference provides an opportunity connect with colleagues from around the world, either in-person or online.
  • Jobs in science engagement, including positions in development, education, exhibits, and more!
  • Reflecting on Practice (RoP) is a professional learning program for informal science educators—including educators who work at science centers and museums
Expand your knowledge through writing and publications
  • ASTC’s blog includes spotlights on the important work of science and technology centers and museums, new funding opportunities, advocacy updates, and more.
  • Dimensions, ASTC’s award-winning bimonthly magazine, features a mix of in-depth analysis and briefs of noteworthy events and resources for the science center and museum field. 
  • Connected Science Learning is an online journal that highlights STEM education experiences that bridge the gap between in-school and out-of-school settings.
  • The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) provides resources and connections for educators, researchers, evaluators, and other stakeholders in order to build and advance the informal STEM education field.
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