Register Today for Space Center Houston’s Educators Conference
The 29th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference
February 9-11, 2023
HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2022 – Educators from around the world will convene for an unforgettable, hands-on learning experience with NASA experts and leading educators at Space Center Houston’s 29th Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), Feb. 9-11. This year’s hybrid conference provides educators flexible virtual learning and in person experiences with sessions led by industry experts, virtual tours, networking opportunities and access to yearlong on-demand content and tours.
NASA is leading the next steps to return humans to the Moon. NASA’s Artemis program will apply the lessons learned from past missions and take the next giant leap: sending the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon. The Artemis program is paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and is serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. From the Apollo era to the Artemis generation, space exploration is furthering humanity and advancing technology.
Future missions to return humans to the Moon will break barriers with the Artemis generation. “We’re going back to the Moon for scientific discovery, economic benefits and inspiration for a new generation of explorers: the Artemis generation,” said Daniel Newmyer, vice president of education at Space Center Houston. “To enable educators, Space Center Houston provides immersive learning experiences to connect educators to what’s happening now in space exploration.” The 29th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference will offer both in person and virtual learning experiences making science learning accessible for educators around the world.
The nonprofit science and space exploration learning center offers educators of all disciplines from kindergarten through 12th grade a three-day authentic learning experience based in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Dedicated to empowering educators with a multitude of cross-curriculum ideas and ready-to-implement classroom activities, SEEC provides educators with the latest teaching tools and interprets what’s happening now in science and human space exploration. Attendees can earn up to 24 hours of continuing education credit, and one will be awarded the Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award, named in honor of the 14-year SEEC veteran. A Houston-area educator, Brinley motivated fellow educators and students to pursue space exploration learning, even throughout her battle with terminal cancer.
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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space exploration learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1.25 million visitors annually, was named “Best Museum in Texas” by USA Today and generates a $118.7 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Certified Autism Center. More than 250,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience the educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and do. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.
SOURCE: Manned Space Flight Education Foundation