Association of Science - Technology Centers

Science Center Projects

Frogs, hurricanes, rising tides and blooming flowers. See what activities our science centers are engaged in.

The Arizona Science Center

Phoenix, Arizona

The Arizona Science Center is investigating the failing health of pine forests caused by infestations of the Bark Beetle.

Research Partner
Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER

Monitoring the health of coral reef communities. Photo by Kara Osada-D'Avella

Bishop Museum

Honolulu, Hawaii

Bishop Museum activities explore changes to Oahu’s coral reefs.

Research Partners
Reef Check Hawaii,
School of Ocean, Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii

Climate Change Food Station

Chabot Space and Science Center

Oakland, California

Chabot Space and Science Center is analyzing changes in the flora and fauna of Northern California Redwood forests.

Research Partners
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley,
Save the Redwoods League,
East Bay Regional Park District

Greenhouse Gas Activities

Monarch butterfly migration


Columbia, South Carolina

Edventure is focusing on migration patterns and population counts of local overwintering and migrating butterfly species.

Research Partners
University of Minnesota Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project,
Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences

The Franklin Institute

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Franklin Institute is investigating observable change in the migration patterns of birds.

Research Partner
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Warm the Earth… Or Not

Maryland Science Center

Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Science Center is taking temperature measurements across the urban-rural gradient to look at Urban Heat Islands, which provide a glipse of what the world will look like with warmer temperatures.

Research Partner
Baltimore Ecosystem Study

Museum of Discovery and Science

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The Museum of Discovery and Science is investigating the impact of warmer temperatures on local sea turtle populations.

Research Partner
Nova Southeastern University

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be conducting BioBlitz events – activities for measuring biodiversity and inferring to what extent waning water resources are affecting local flora and fauna.

Research Partner
Sevilleta LTER

New York Hall of Science

Queens, New York

The New York Hall of Science is participating in Project BudBurst by observing and recording the dates that local tree species reach the different phases in their life cycle.

Research Partner
Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Reuben Fleet Science Center

San Diego, California

The Fleet is looking at the flowering of local plant species to determine whether or not flowering has changed over time, and whether or not these changes are correlated to changes in the onset of springtime temperatures.

Research Partner
San Diego Natural History Museum

Light the Future

A hatchling poses for NestWatch. Photo by Jonathon Morgan


Ithaca, New York

Visitors to the Sciencenter will participate in activities documenting changing patterns in bird nesting behavior.

Research Partner
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

What’s a Watt Activity Cards, Educator Guide, and Handout

Saint Louis Science Center

St. Louis, Missouri

The Saint Louis Science Center is examining the phenology of frog calls in the spring and is also conducting butterfly surveys.

Research Partner
Department of Biology, Washington University

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