An Education Convocation
An Education Convocation Educatorís Event @ HMNS and GEMS spotlight learning opportunities around Houston



The National Science Foundation states that, "to succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past." It has become abundantly clear in recent years that areas relating to science and technology are now developing at the speed of light. "Using creativity and innovation to address these challenges is critical to meeting this demand of skilled workers." Enter HMNS.

Educator's Event @ HMNSHMNS is proud to host the annual Educator's Event @ HMNS, which includes workshops, demonstrations, tours, and much more that relate to furthering education, especially STEM subjects. Educators can register for free to attend the event, and learn more about these opportunities at informational tables that are presented by local organizations and museums. Complimentary handouts will be available at the tables, while supplies last.

Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to earn 3 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credit by attending three 45-minute workshops in addition to a self-guided tour of the Wiess Energy Hall. Workshops are available for Elementary, Middle, High School, and Home School educators.

Dr. Robert Bakker will be in attendance, giving a talk on education at the opening of the event.

To register, see the event schedule and list of participating organizations, or learn more about the event, visit the museum's webpage here (, or email

GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science)The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council and HMNS invite you to attend the GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) event. The Museum will be filled with hands-on science and math for everyone to experience. Local professionals will be at the Museum to answer questions about their careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Students will present projects on subjects relating to science, technology, engineering and math. The top three projects will earn prize money for their school, troop or club.

HMNS wishes to thank the Society of Petroleum Engineers / Gulf Coast Section for its support of GEMS 2015.

To find applications and information about hosting a student booth, to see the event schedule and list of participating organizations, or to learn more about the event, visit the museum's webpage here (, or email


Nicole Temple, VP of Youth Education, HMNS


Houston Museum of Natural Science5555 Hermann Park Drive, 77030


Educator's Event @ HMNS: Saturday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
GEMS: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


For more information on the Educator's Event @ HMNS or GEMS or to schedule an interview with Nicole Temple, call Sami Mesarwi at (713) 639-4722 or Melodie Wade at (713) 639-4743.


The Houston Museum of Natural Science-one of the nation's most-heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, including the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Houston Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.



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