Dear ASPAC Family, These are wicked times but we humans have proven time and time again that we can rise above this. The science behind how we can train ourselves to do what we should because what we do contributes to the greater good, is highly encouraging. It has shown that when we accept that our individual actions are part a solution so big that it will collapse without our part, we set aside our ego and play our role. That part is staying home as a strict rule and only go out when absolutely necessary. We would still appreciate knowing the status of your science centers/museum so please do fill this sheet. It will only take you about 3 minutes to do so. That way we will know how we all are which will guide us in how ASPAC could help, especially when this is all over. We will publish it in our website and FB so we all know how we are all coping. That is how families are even when distant from each other. Thank you, ASPAC family. Stay safe by staying put.
Dear ASPAC Family,
These are difficult times for everyone. The world is not the same and will not be the same after this world health emergency. We hope you are coping the best way you can. It is really important that as science engagement organizations that even as most of our centers and museums are closed, we remind our audiences of how we can all help each other to help control the pandemic. This includes helping disseminate the correct information from health organizations like the WHO and your respective government health agencies. For ASPAC members, we would urge you to please fill up this sheet to let us know of your status in these viral times. This will enable us to share and help each other in the region where we could. To know about what other museums in the world are doing to help/cope, this document that you can access to be able to see what other museums and centers around the world are doing to cope and/or help. We also urge you to add your own information so that we can all have access to a document that could be of help to any of us. We in the science engagement domain know how much the sciences have turned the tide when it comes to dark times like this one. We are counting more than ever in the human spirit to make use of the best of what we know in the sciences to end this as well as in other domains to help us cope until we get there. Meanwhile, we can continue our exchanges online via email, our ASPAC website or our FB page. Light is most visible when it is dark. Thank you. Stay safe, everyone.
Dear ASPAC Family,
One of our sister regional networks, NAMES, will hold their annual conference on September 8-10, 2020 in Konya, Turkey. They are extending their call for session proposals till March 31.