90 Days of Action for a #WorldTheyDeserve90DaysofAction

Play fuels growing minds. Children’s museums engage 31 million children and families a year in meaningful play, opening the doors to opportunities and possibilities. Museums also bridge gaps between language, culture, and community.

In fact, a majority of our members have outreach strategies specifically to reach diverse populations. More than 75 percent are considering new opportunities to serve these communities.

To celebrate the important role children’s museums play in welcoming immigrant and refugee children and families to their communities, on February 7, 2017, ACM launched a new campaign for our members: 90 Days of Action, which will run through May 8th.

How your museum can get involved:

  • Use the hashtag #WorldTheyDeserve
  • Share stories, photos, videos about your museum’s cultural education and engagement efforts
  • Tell your local leaders and newspapers about your efforts
  • Let your customers know
  • Develop new outreach efforts
  • Participate in ACM's survey to capture the breadth of all efforts

Downloadable tools to get started:

Children’s museums bring communities together by serving all children and families! Be part of the campaign to show how.

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ECO BOYS AND GIRLS The United Nations SDGs COVER by Maria Snyder Simon Snyder 2ACM is proud to partner with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network-Youth and ECO BOYS AND GIRLS to share information with young children about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they affect their lives, communities, and the future of the planet.

Through the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & SDGs Program, we will engage young children through programming and direct outreach to build momentum around the new goals and create a movement that will empower communities to produce the most successful sustainable development movement in history.

Visit the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS now to learn more about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

   

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & SDGs Program: Next Steps

EcoBoysandGirlsSDGsProgram

  • Invite children's museums, leaders, and educators to engage through the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & SDGs Program
  • Read and share the e-book, ECO BOYS AND GIRLS® & THE UNITED NATIONS SDGs, that introduces children to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Encourage children's museums to host storytimes or other programming using the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS® & THE UNITED NATIONS SDGs ebook
  • Learn more about the SDSN-Y and the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & SDGs Program from the webinar with representatives from the Sustainable Development Solutions-Youth, ACM, and ECO BOYS AND GIRLS. Watch the recording here or download the slide deck
  • Register with ACM to join the movement! We will distribute materials to help Children's Museums with story times and programming around the 17 goals

 

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About the UN Sustainable Development Goals 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

About Sustainable Development Solutions Network-Youth

SDSN Youth logoSDSN Youth (SDSN-Y) is an initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) working to engage youth globally in the post-2015 agenda. Through education and global cooperation, SDSN-Y encourages young people to prioritize the Sustainable Development Goals by creating a global platform to advocate for change and empowering youth to create sustainable solutions.

About ECO BOYS AND GIRLS

Eco Boys and Girls

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS are five animated characters that promote environmental awareness and interconnectedness. Their mission is to engage children and families around the world to be aware of, involved with, and connected to each other and the earth and to empower them to take ownership of our planet, learn about the environment, and explore creative new ways to live in harmony.

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Association of Children's Museums

2711 Jefferson Davis Highway • Suite 600 • Arlington, VA 22202-4015
Phone: 703.224.3100 • Fax: 703.224.3099 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Building entrance is on Clark Street.

Metro Train Transit: We are a 15-minute walk from the Crystal City Station; Blue Line or Yellow Line. Exit left toward Crystal Plaza Shops and follow signs to 23rd Street. From 23rd Street, cross the street onto S. Clark Street. Building will be on your right.

By Bus: The Metrobus 9S Crystal City-Potomac Yard Shuttle runs from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays. The Shuttle runs every six minutes during peak hours (5:30–9:00 am and 3:30–6:00 pm) and every 12 minutes during mid-day and evening hours. The bus stops right outside the Crystal City Metro Train station and the will drop you off right at 2711 Jefferson Davis Highway (pull the cord for the bus to stop immediately after you have passed the 2611 stop).

Parking: Metered parking is available on both Clark Street and Crystal Drive. There is a Park America public parking garage at 28-2900 Crystal Drive, near the Courtyard Marriott. Parking is a $6 flat fee until 6 pm.

Google Map ImageDriving Directions

From the West via I-66:

  • Take I-66 East to Washington D.C.
  • Take Exit 75 and merge onto Jefferson Davis
  • Highway/VA-110 South. Follow signs to Route
  • 1/Alexandria
  • Continue to follow Jefferson Davis Highway.
  • Turn Left at 23rd Street
  • Immediately turn right onto South Clark Street (at the Legal Seafoods restaurant)
  • Building will be on your right.

From the South via 395-North:

  • Merge onto 395 North to Washington
  • Take exit 7A-S. Glebe Road
  • Follow Glebe Road
  • Turn left on US-1
  • Bear right onto Crystal Drive
  • Turn left at 26th Street
  • Turn left S. Clark Street
  • Building will be on your right: 2711 Jefferson Davis Highway (It’s Airport Plaza One).
  • From the North via 395-South:
  • Take 395 South (14th Street Bridge) to Richmond
  • Take Exit 8C to Pentagon City/Crystal City/Alexandria
  • Merge onto Jefferson Davis Highway
  • Turn Left at 23rd Street
  • Immediately turn right onto South Clark Street (at the Legal Seafoods restaurant)
  • Building will be on your right.

From the East via 495/George Washington Parkway:

  • Take 495-West to George Washington Parkway (Exit 43)
  • From the parkway, take the Ronald Reagan National Airport Exit
  • Follow signs to Crystal City/Route 1 North
  • Once on the elevated road/ramp that leads from the airport to Crystal City, take the right exit for
  • Route 1 North (It is after the Crystal Drive exit and before the Rt 1 South exit)
  • At the bottom of the exit ramp, make a right turn onto 23rd Street
  • Make another immediate right onto S. Clark Street. (These two right turns are so close together you are practically making a U-turn.)
  • Follow S. Clark Street for just a minute or two
  • Building will be on your right.

February 26–27, 2018

Washington, DC

ACM supports Museums Advocacy Day 2018, which is organized by the American Alliance of Museums. Museums Advocacy Day is a powerful, field-wide opportunity to make a unified case to Congress in support of museums. ACM members register to attend free of charge.

  • Monday, February 26 – Training Day  at the Washington Plaza Hotel
  • Tuesday, February 27 – Museums Advocacy Day 2018 on Capitol Hill

More than 380 people visited Congressional offices during Museums Advocacy Day 2017. Will you speak for museums at Museums Advocacy Day 2018? We expect the 2018 event will fill up quickly, so make your plans to attend and register.

Registration Information

Because ACM sponsors Museums Advocacy Day 2018, ACM members register free of charge

  • Registration is open on the American Alliance of Museums' website
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the coupon code to register free of charge

Hotel Information

The American Alliance of Museums  has secured a block of rooms at the Washington Plaza Hotel, where Monday programming takes place and a short Metro ride to Tuesday’s Capitol Hill events and congressional meetings.

Washington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Museums Advocacy Day Rate: $199 per night (plus tax)
Rate available until January 26, 2018 
Reserve your room online or by phone at 202.842.1300 or 800.424.1140 (reference American Alliance of Museums)

Questions?

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Senior Director, Development & Advocacy, 703.224.3100, ext. 108

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