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Educator Resource Center

Space Center Houston is home to the Educator Resource Center (ERC) for NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). We are their Official Visitor Center and one of the world’s leading science and space exploration learning centers.

ERCs are located throughout the United States and help teachers obtain and utilize NASA’s educational resources.

Both formal and informal educators can leverage NASA and Space Center Houston’s expertise. Teachers can benefit from in-service and pre-service training using NASA instructional products emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Let us help you make connections to

  • Educator professional development information and workshops including the Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC)
  • NASA STEM teaching resources for K-18
  • NASA mobile apps and educational technology
  • Educational programs and opportunities, such as Aerospace Scholars, Network, and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
  • Updates about NASA and other STEM challenges

Contact us

To receive information and resource links contact [email protected]
For information on additional Space Center Houston education opportunities, click here.

Educator Resource Center
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058
[email protected]

The ERC at Space Center Houston supports educators in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. Click here to see ERC locations for other states.

Space Educators For Earth

Calling all educators! Space Educators for Earth is a partnership between Space Center Houston and Blue Origin’s Club for the Future, to bring in-person and virtual opportunities to educators across the globe to learn how space benefits humanity. Educators can choose their path and engagement level from a multitude of offerings. To learn more about the initiative and opportunities available, please complete the form here.

  • NASA educational resources: Educators may review, and duplicate lesson plans and curriculum materials related to NASA while visiting our ERC.
  • NASA educational publications: A wide selection of NASA publications are available through NASA website for educators, many of which may be downloaded for free. Educators can use these materials to research a variety of space and science topics.

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