Space Exploration Educators Conference
Feb. 4-6, 2016
This conference is for Grades K-12 – and not just for science teachers! Space Center Houston strives to use space to teach across the curriculum. The activities presented can be used for science, language arts, mathematics, history, and more!
Space Center Houston is proud to continue offering the educational opportunity of a lifetime! Experience three days of complete submersion into the out-of-this world adventure of space exploration! Attend sessions hosted by the actual scientists and engineers working on these exciting endeavors including the International Space Station, Mars exploration, and the planets beyond. Hear from the astronauts leading the charge in exploration! Come learn about the bold vision to send humans back to the Moon and off to Mars! Attend sessions presented by educators and receive ready to implement classroom ideas and experience minds-on, hands-on fun! Network with fellow educators, take back a multitude of cross curriculum ideas and activities and earn 24 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit.
Registration and session selection
Session selection will begin in Oct.
|NASA Presenters||May 4, 2015 – Feb. 6, 2016||Free|
|Attending Presenters||May 4, 2015 – Feb. 4, 2016||$100|
|Early Bird Registration||May 4, 2015 – Dec. 11, 2015||$279|
|Registration||Dec. 12, 2015 – Jan. 15, 2016||$299|
|Late Registration||Jan. 16, 2016 – Feb. 4, 2016||$319|
|One Day Registration||May 4, 2015 – Feb. 6, 2016||$110|
|Two Day Registration||May 4, 2015 – Feb. 5, 2016||$220|
Explanation of pricing
Presenters – If you are presenting a session at SEEC and plan to attend sessions you will receive the discounted price to attend.
NASA Presenters – NASA partners who are planning on only presenting a session will receive the free admission.
Early-Late Registration – If you plan on attending sessions but are not presenting the price depends on when you register for SEEC.
Due to a generous donation from the Albert and Ethel Herzstein charitable Foundation we are able to offer scholarships for SEEC 2016. The scholarship will cover the registration fee for SEEC 2016 conferance. To apply fill out the scholarship form and send it back to Space Center Houston. All recipients will be notified by October 1, 2015 if they have been awarded a scholarship.
How can I present?
Space Center Houston is looking for presenters to conduct interactive, hands-on STEAM sessions that include exciting activities for educators to take back to the classroom and use to inspire their students. Sessions that provide hand-outs, ready-to-implement activities and units are required.
We are now accepting proposals and will continue accepting proposals until all spots are filled. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if spots are still open.
Cherri Brinley award
Do you know an outstanding educator that will be attending SEEC? Space Center Houston will be presenting the annual Cherri Brinley Space Science Educator Award. Recipient will be chosen from your nominations, for his/her special achievements in Space Science education. It is not too late to nominate your outstanding colleague. Get more nomination details here.
We will have buses that will pick up and drop off attendees each morning and evening from the following hotels. During the conference should you need to return to your hotel there will be a presenter/hotel bus that can take you. A bus schedule will be posted on-line and at each hotel the week of the conference.
Breakfast Buffett and Dinner Buffett
Marriott Springhill Suites
$118 King Suite or Double Queen suites (first 20 reservations)
$124 King Suite or Double Queen suites
Hot Breakfast Buffet, Complimentary Internet
Hampton Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express
$89.99 Standard Double or King
Breakfast Buffett, Fitness Center, Next to Baybrook Mall
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 7:15pm-11:45pm
at Space Center Houston
The capstone for the conference is the infamous SEEC banquet, where teachers are treated to a fabulous meal prepared by our award winning in- house caterer. After dinner you can dance the night away to the music from a live band. There is no need to purchase a ticket for the event if you are registered as a conference presenter or attendee. If you would like to purchase an additional ticket for a guest, the cost is $40. No children permitted at banquet. Join us as we celebrate old and new friends, a rich history of space exploration and your role in educating the space explorers of tomorrow.
SEEC on Facebook!
Please join us on Facebook on both our Space Center Houston Education page and the SEEC event joined with it. We hope to create an interactive forum of discussion, frequently asked questions and a way for all participants to maintain a relationship throughout the entire year instead of just at our conference.
Interested in becoming a sponsor for SEEC 2016? We have many opportunities for you. All groups who become sponsors will also receive the opportunity to exhibit at the conference. If you have any questions about becoming a sponsor e-mail email@example.com
Stay in touch
Attention all non-U.S. citizens
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must fill out a JSC Security Form in order to attend the NASA Tours. Please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 281-283-7724.