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spacer ASTC workshop background materials and summaries are among the resources archived in the Resource Center
ASTC workshop background materials and summaries are among the resources archived in the Resource Center.
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The collective wisdom of the science center field — from articles about learning in informal settings to links to other organizations with shared interests—is distilled and archived in the ASTC Resource Center.

spacerAccessible Practices addresses the needs and interests of people with disabilities and other underserved groups.

spacerEducation includes articles and other resources about learning in museums and other informal settings.

spacerEquity and Diversity offers case studies and tools for making your science center more reflective of your community.

spacerExhibits includes summaries of presentations from a workshop on sound design, “recipes” from ASTC’s Cheapbooks of exhibit ideas, and references to publications about exhibit planning.

spacerMaking the Case summarizes evidence for the value of science centers to their communities.

spacerOlder Adults in Science Centers includes reports from a 2006 conference, The Longevity Revolution, and other resources to help science centers address the needs and aspirations of the 50+ population .

spacerScience Center Planning offers guidance to those developing plans for new institutions.

spacerAt the Models for Science Centers as STEM Conveners workshop, the Carnegie Science Center opened its doors to science center and museum leaders from around the country, showcasing the Carnegie Science Center Chevron STEM Center as a model for other institutions looking to become STEM conveners in their own communities.

spacerVisitor Studies includes abstracts and articles about front-end, formative, and summative studies of exhibits and programs.

spacerYouth Programs supports the development and implementation of youth enrichment and employment programs in science centers and children's museums.

spacerScience Center Products and Services will help you find providers of products and services to the science center field—from exhibit builders to simulators.


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