RK&A at the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference

Toronto, here we come!  Cathy and Katie will be attending the Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference this year.  We would love to see you and say hello.  You can find us at our sessions below:


Saturday, September 21, 11:45am

How to Communicate Climate Change: Key Takeaways from Program Evaluation

Explore successes and challenges of communicating climate change through the lens of key program evaluation takeaways. This session will highlight evaluation lessons from two complementary programs that serve diverse audiences: a youth climate leadership program from The Wild Center and climate resiliency public programs at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Meeting Room 718b


Sunday, September 22, 10:00am

What Happens when an Organization Evaluates Its Own Learning?

While museums have long-focused on visitor learning, the National Museum of Natural History became interested in learning that happens within the organization. It worked with RK&A to measure and develop a theory of organizational learning. We will share early findings that might be applied to strengthen the organization and programs.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Hall E


Monday, September 23, 2:30pm

Transforming Learning Approaches Flash Session: Segmenting Science Center Visitors by their Distinct Relationships with Science and Implications for Relevance

This session will share results of a recent audience research study at the Science Center of Iowa, focusing on four distinct audience clusters that emerged based on visitors’ attitudes towards and relationships with science. We will consider implications for the broader science center community in connecting with these distinct audiences.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Meeting Room 801



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