Two Approaches to Addressing Fracking in New York State (download)
Executive Director Charlie Trautmann and Director of Program Michelle Kortenaar discuss the Sciencenter’s creative approach to teaching the public about hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”
Organizational Stability Facilitates Succession – and Attracts Candidates (download)
Executive Director Charlie Trautmann outlines the key building blocks of organizational stability.
Attendance at Science Centers (download)
Christine Ruffo (ASTC), James Chung (Reach Advisors), and Charlie Trautmann (Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY) present the results of a 10-year study of attendance at science centers during the 2013 ASTC Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM.
Orienting New Team Members for Long-Term Success, Dimensions, the bimonthly magazine of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), July – August 2013 (download)
Sciencenter Executive Director Charlie Trautmann outlines the Sciencenter orientation process.
Our Boards in Action: Interview with Robin Davisson, PhD (download)
ASTC Dimensions, May-Jun 2013, p. 14) Davisson, chair of the Sciencenter’s board of trustees, discusses the board-staff relationship and the Sciencenter’s impact on its community.
Attendance at Science Centers: Trends from 2002-2011 (download)
(Trautmann, C.H. and Ruffo, C., Informal Learning Review, Vol. 119, Mar-Apr 2013, pp. 18-21) A report on ten years of attendance data from 107 science museums worldwide and implications for the field.
Strategies for Financial Health, Dimensions, the bimonthly magazine of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), July-August 2011 (download)
Sciencenter Executive Director Charlie Trautmann and Deputy Director Lara Litchfield-Kimber report to the ASTC community on how the Sciencenter has managed to stay financially healthy during economically tough times.
Monograph on Sustainability and Global Warming (download)
Sciencenter Executive Director Charlie Trautmann visited 34 European museums in 2007 to see how they address issues in sustainability and global warming.