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).
To make an appointment to visit our Educator Resource Center or to request materials, contact email@example.com or +1 281-283-4728.
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, Digital Learning Network, and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
- Updates about NASA and other STEM challenges
- Home School Day parent workshop
- Space Center University for educators
- Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC)
- Space Center Houston summer educator workshop topics and dates to be announced shortly
- NASA educator opportunities
Bring the moon into your classroom
Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Between 1969 and 1972, six missions have collected 842 pounds of lunar samples.
Become certified to borrow real lunar and meteorite samples in your classroom or education program! Join us for Space Center Houston and NASA Johnson Space Center’s Lunar and Meteorite Sample Disk workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 6 in Space Center Houston’s Educator Resource Center.
The Lunar and Meteorite Sample Disk Program is intended for kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms, museums, libraries or planetariums and in order to be eligible to receive the Sample Disks, a user must be employed (receiving a paycheck) by one of the these learning institutions. Educators must be certified to borrow the Lunar and Meteorite Sample Disks by attending a NASA Certification Workshop provided by a NASA Authorized Sample Disk Certifier.
- 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.
- Helpful websites for educators
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.
Educator Resource Center
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058
For information on additional Space Center Houston education opportunities, click here.
- Oct. 3 – Middle School Stars & STEM
- Oct. 4 – High School Stars & STEM
- Oct. 6 – Educator workshop: Bring the moon into your classroom
- Oct. 6 – Family Campout
- Oct. 8 – Home School Stars & STEM
- Oct. 9 – Home School Day
- Oct. 10 – Mixed grade level Stars & STEM
- Oct. 13 – Girl Scout Camp-In
- Oct. 17 – Middle School Stars & STEM
- Oct. 18 – Elementary Stars & STEM
- Oct. 20 – Military Campout
- Oct. 24 – High School Stars & STEM
- Oct. 25 – Middle School Stars & STEM
- Nov. 1 – Elementary Stars & STEM
- Nov. 2 – FIRST LEGO League Camp-In
- Nov. 7 – Middle School Stars & STEM
- Nov. 5-9 – Space Center U Atmospheric Research
- Nov. 8 – High School Stars & STEM
- Nov. 10 – Cub & Bear Scout Camp-In
- Nov. 15 – Middle School Stars & STEM
- Nov. 16 – Girl Scout Camp-In
- Nov. 17 – Dec. 29 – One-Day Explorer Camps
- Nov. 19 – Nov. 21 – Fall Explorer Camps
- Nov. 28 – Elementary Stars & STEM
- Nov. 29 – Middle School Stars & STEM
- Nov. 30 – Webelos Camp-In
- Dec. 1 – Girl Scout Camp-In
- Dec. 6 – Middle School Stars & STEM
- Dec. 8 – Sensory Friendly Event
- Dec. 12 – Elementary Stars & STEM
- Dec. 19 – Middle School Stars & STEM
- Dec. 20 – High School Stars & STEM
- Dec. 26 – Jan. 4 – Winter Explorer Camps
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