Educators Conference


24th Annual
Space Exploration Educators Conference
Feb. 1-3, 2018

Experience three days of complete immersion into the out-of-this world adventure of space exploration!

This conference is for grades kindergarten to 12th – 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.

Attend sessions hosted by the actual scientists and engineers working on exciting endeavors like the International Space Station and explorations of Mars 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.

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SEEC scholarships

Due to a generous donations from various organizations we are able to offer scholarships for SEEC 2018. The scholarship will cover the registration fee for the SEEC 2018 conference.

To apply, fill out the scholarship application form and email it to Due to the high demand of this program, scholarships will be awarded based on the impact attending the conference will have on the applicant and their organization. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 13, 2017 to be considered. Selected applicants will be notified via email by Nov. 17, 2017 if they are selected. All applications that are not selected will be kept on file and contacted in the case of cancellations.

Call for presenters

Space Center Houston is currently accepting applications to present at the 2018 Space Exploration Educator’s Conference (SEEC).This is an extraordinary conference designed for educators who integrate space and STEM with students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, across all subject areas.

Conference Information
The Space Exploration Educator’s Conference takes place Feb. 1-3. Presenter sessions are 90 minutes. Presenters may request a double session, which is 180 minutes.

Session Requirements
Sessions should be interactive, engaging and utilize hands-on activities. Sessions must incorporate STEM/STEAM concepts that can be implemented in an educational setting. Presenters who represent an organization cannot promote the sale of their company’s products.

If you have presented at SEEC more than two years in a row, please submit a new session idea for this conference. Sessions that have been presented for multiple years may not be accepted.

Accepted proposals are eligible for up to two discounted admissions to the conference. You must list the lead presenter and co-presenter on the application in order to receive the two discounted presenter admission tickets.

Space Center Houston does not cover travel costs to the conference. Presenters are responsible for all cost associated with presenting their session.

All presenter proposals must be submitted by Oct. 9. Proposals submitted after this date may not be reviewed or accepted.

Submit presenter proposal

Space Exploration Educator Crew

Space Center Houston is excited to extend the outreach of the Space Exploration Educator Conference by adding a teacher leadership component called the Space Exploration Educator Crew program. Thirty‐six K‐12 teachers from across the country were accepted into this exceptional program and will collaborate in six regional crews to develop teacher leadership skills and STEM based learning experiences. It is our goal to empower teachers to build leadership competencies by creating innovative STEM programs for their students, schools and communities. Click here to learn more about the Space Exploration Educator Crew.

Hotel Options

Marriott Springhill Suites
1101 Magnolia Ave.
Webster, Texas 77598
$115 king suite or double queen suites
Hot breakfast buffet, complimentary WiFi

Hampton Inn & Suites
506 W. Bay Area Blvd.
Webster, Texas 77598
$106 king and double queen standards
Hot breakfast and complimentary Wifi

Hilton Garden Inn
750 West Texas Avenue
Webster, Texas 77598
$109 king and double queen
Free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, pool, fitness center, 24-hour business center

Holiday Inn Express
900 Roger Ct.
Webster, Texas 77598
281-316-9750 (Call to reserve)
$89 standard double or king
Breakfast buffet, fitness center, complimentary WiFi

Home 2 Suites by Hilton
600 W. Texas Ave.
Webster, TX 77598

$105 king suite, $110 double queen suite
Free breakfast, kitchenettes

* To reserve your room contact the hotels directly

The Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award

Space Center Houston honored an exceptional science teacher with the prestigious Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award for her significant achievements in space science education.

Jodie Guillen of Edgewood, New Mexico, received the award during the 23rd Space Exploration Educators Conference. Click here to learn more.

Want to attend SEEC?

Would you like to attend SEEC but are unsure how to convince your administrator? Here is a letter to help you in your efforts. This letter provides your administrator information on why they should send you to SEEC. Good luck!

Tell your community you attended SEEC

Share your participation in the 23rd Space Exploration Educators Conference in a hometown news release. This sample news release may be used to notify your local media of your attendance at SEEC. It contains general information about the conference and a customizable quote for you to include your personal experiences. Click here to learn more and download the editable file.

Stay in touch

Please follow Space Center Houston on Facebook to get updates about the center and SEEC. To collaborate and discuss SEEC with other educators, join the SEEC Facebook group or tag your posts with #SEECspace. 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.



Attention all international attendees
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must fill out a JSC Security Form in order to attend NASA tours. Please complete the form and email it to or fax it to +1 281-283-7724.