Feb. 9-11, 2023
Space Center Houston is inviting innovative content driven presentations tied to space exploration which include a hands-on component. In response to your requests, we also encourage cross curricular content sessions for high school educators and those integrating math. Sessions tied to current NASA missions are also preferred.
Over the years, many SEEC participants have made extraordinary contacts throughout the space exploration field. We encourage educators to team with these resources and consider co-presenting sessions. Highly desirable presentations will have a combination of a space professional and an educator. These expert/educator combinations will provide authentic learning experiences for all participants.
Sessions should be interactive, engaging and use hands-on activities. Sessions must incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts that can be implemented in an educational setting. STEM-based sessions with art integration are also welcome. Presenters who represent organizations may not promote the sale of their companies’ products.
Proposals submitted after Sept. 18, 2022 will be reviewed only if space is available.
Questions can be submitted to SEEC@spacecenter.org.
Help demonstrate the value of SEEC to your administrators with a letter from Space Center Houston education manager Phyllis Friello. The letter explains the cost and benefits of this exceptional experience.
Every year Space Center Houston honors an exceptional teacher with the prestigious Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award for their significant achievements in space science education.
The award is named after Cherri Brinley, a fourteen year SEEC veteran, who shared her passion for space science and inspired a multitude of educators and students around the nation. She was an outstanding educator who touched the lives of everyone that knew her. She had an infectious spirit that drove everyone around her to do their personal best and to strive for greatness.
Always looking for ways to inspire her students and fellow teachers, she led many groups of her students affectionately known as the “nerd herd” allowing them to become the teachers and lead others during sessions. Ms. Brinley attended SEEC and many other Space Center Houston Educational events for many years. During her illness she always maintained the same positive outlook and spirit that made her such an inspiration to us all.
The Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award was created to honor her and allow other teachers who have the same drive and inherent spirit which always kept Brinley reaching for the Moon and beyond.
If you know an outstanding educator that will be in attendance at SEEC, nominate them for the Cherri Brinely Outstanding Educator Award. This award is open to all teachers, administrators, school board members, and informal educators. Nominations must be received by Jan. 17, 2022. Late nominations will not be considered. The award recipient will be announced at the conference virtual banquet on Friday. Recipient must be present at the event.
Christine Graham, a 6th grade teacher at Cockrill Middle School in McKinney, Texas, was honored with the distinguished Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award at the 28th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC). With 22 years of educational experience and 19 years at SEEC, Graham is a life-long learner, science advocate, and educator. Graham is the true embodiment of this award.
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.
To apply to be a member of the Space Exploration Educator Crew, fill out the Space Educator Expedition Crew Program form and submit no later than Dec. 11.
Educators from across the world joined us for inspiring keynote presentations, interactive sessions and engaging virtual tours at the 28th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference.
Had a lot of fun at day 2 of the #SEEC2022 conference at @SpaceCenterHou! Saw the Neutral Buoyancy Lab today where astronauts train for spacewalks, 2nd largest pool in the world! pic.twitter.com/t3NHTfX24S— Cindy (@chasselbring321) February 4, 2022
What an incredible start to #SEEC2022! Downlinked welcome from the ISS. Inspired by the astronauts from STS-129. NBL tour: saw 2 astros training in the buoyancy lab. Legos coding & Christie McCauliffe’s lost lessons. @ISS_CASIS brought us to The Infinite & network opportunity❤️ pic.twitter.com/R4M4s06nFY— Lisa Pitts (@Lisa_Pitts5) February 4, 2022
Today I got to tour Rocket Park and view Saturn V up close, in person and I cannot tell you how unbelievably massive it is. What a humbling experience 🤯🚀 @SpaceCenterHou @NASA_Johnson @disdeec #SEEC2022 pic.twitter.com/xhrDelgYxY— Rikki Schramm (@msrikkieec) February 4, 2022
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