ISCSMD Blog

In the blog posts below, see how your peers around the world are using ISCSMD to advance organizational goals, build capacity, position themselves within the community, achieving greater impact, and much more. This year, contributed blogs will focus primarily on sharing best practices and useful ideas related to ways that science centers and museums can participate in ISCSMD. We welcome short essays about your previous experiences with highlighting SDGs in your institution, participation in ISCSMD16 and ISCSMD 17, and also insights into your planned activities for ISCSMD18.

What will you do and why? Do you agree that inclusion efforts are part of the larger view that science is a human right? How would that translate in your institution? What kind of inclusive activities are you already providing in your community that you want to focus on this November 10? What do you expect the outcome to be? Do you see any new partnership opportunities in your community? Have you have been focusing on some of the SDGs in recent years, and are you planning to use this year’s ISCSMD as a new push toward greater impact?

No matter what your choice is, whether you are in an individual institution, a network, or a public engagement organization in the broad sense, don’t hesitate to share your views and help inspire others. The more ideas, case studies, wisdom won, and dreams that we can share with each other, the broader our impact will be.

Email your blog and a related images (or series of images) to Walter Staveloz.

Reaching the Public, Together

By Walter Staveloz, Director, International Relations, Association of Science-Technology Centers   Science Centers and Scientists Working Together to Share with the Public Their Right to Science   Click here to view or download this multi-institution, multi-country discussion.     On Saturday, November 10—as part of UNESCO’s World Science Day for Peace and Development and the […]

Inclusive Gardening

By Alessandra Arcella, Explora, the Children’s Museum of Rome   GARDENStoGROW Urban Horticulture for Innovative and Inclusive Early Childhood Education   Explora, the Children’s Museum of Rome (il Museo dei bambini di Roma), is a nonprofit museum entirely conceived for children, schools, and families located in Rome, Italy. It was established with a mission to […]

JASMA activities for contributing to SDGs

By Yuta Tanimura, Secretary General, Japan Science Museum Association   Discovering the All the Sustainable Development Goals with the Japan Science Museum Association   The Japan Science Museum Association (JASMA) is one of the biggest networks of science centers and museums in Japan, with about 190 members nationwide. The objective of the association is to […]

ASPAC Plans for ISCSMD 2018

By Maria Isabel Garcia, The Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines   ASPAC Plans for ISCSMD 2018 To celebrate the International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10, the Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres (ASPAC) will design a theme that is linked to the Tokyo Protocol from the Science […]

Science as a Human Right—ISCSMD 2018

By Lesley Lewis, former CEO of the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, former Chair of the ASTC Board of Directors, and ASTC Fellow, and Maurice Bitran, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre   International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) is an annual global event demonstrating the impact and reach of the world’s […]

Eco Boys and Girls Celebrate ISCSMD

Eco Boys and Girls & The Association of Children’s Museums & The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire Join In Celebrating ISCSMD 2017 By Sophia Collas and Maria Snyder Eco Boys and Girls join with the Association of Science-Technology Centers to celebrate the 2017 International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD 2017). As a children’s […]

Science for Global Understanding

By Mrs. Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General, UNESCO “Science for Global Understanding” is the theme for the 2017 World Science Day for Peace and Development. This theme is judicious as it is key for promoting peace and sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda, adopted in 2015 by the United Nations, represents a significant step forward in terms […]

One Planet—Challenging New Exhibition at the Museon

The new, action-oriented exhibition One Planet at the Museon in The Hague shows that the great global issues facing mankind really can be solved. One Planet fulfils the Museon’s UN-approved role of pioneering and inciting action to achieve the United Nations’ 17 global Sustainable Development Goals. The exhibition showcases inspiring ways of ensuring the equitable […]

An Alumni Event Helps Celebrate International Science Center & Science Museum Day

By Tomi Ellis, Communications Officer, Scitech, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Scitech, which opened in 1988, marked the first International Science Center & Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) with an Alumni Event that highlighted how Scitech has been shaped by its staff and volunteers, and how those staff and volunteers have been shaped by Scitech. As well […]

Supporting the SDGs with scientific research, public engagement, and action

By the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University   In September of 2015 the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (ANS) had the opportunity to host a panel on climate change keynoted by economist and economic development expert Jeffrey Sachs. As part of his talk, Prof. Sachs discussed the pending passage of the […]