25th Annual

Space Exploration Educators Conference

Feb. 7-9, 2019

Experience three days of complete immersion into an out-of-this-world adventure at the Space Exploration Educator's Conference. 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, math, history, and more.


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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.

For the conference schedule and session selection visit the SEEC 2019 conference website at spacecenter.org/seec2019.

Conference schedule and sessions

The Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award

Jennifer Cheesman received the Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award at the 24th Space Exploration Educators Conference.Space Center Houston honored an exceptional teacher with the prestigious Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award for her significant achievements in space science education.

Jennifer Cheesman, a sixth-grade science teacher at Zuni Hills Elementary School, received the award during the 24th Space Exploration Educators Conference. Cheesman earned the award for her dedication to overcoming barriers and commitment to putting her students first in her 22-year-career. Click here to learn more.

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.

Nominate a teacher
Please submit the completed nomination by Jan. 11, 2019. Late nominations will not be considered. The award recipient will be announced at the conference.

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.

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 Nov. 30.

SEEC Scholarships

Due to generous donations from various organizations we are able to offer scholarships for SEEC 2019. The scholarship will cover the registration fee for the SEEC 2019 conference. To apply, complete the scholarship application form. 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, 2019 to be considered. Selected applicants will be notified via email by Nov. 17, 2019 if they are selected. All applications that are not selected will be kept on file and contacted in the case of cancellations.

Hotel options

Hampton Inn & Suites Clear Lake – NASA
506 w Bay Area Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
281-332-7952 Call hotel and ask for SEEC group rate
Free buffet breakfast
Standard king & queen $106/suites $116

Hilton Garden Inn Houston Clear Lake NASA
7500 West TEXAS Ave, Webster 77598
281-332-6284 call to reserve your room
Kings & double queens $109
Free American full hot & cold breakfast buffet
When calling the hotel do not request reservations when prompted, just stay on the line and a live front desk agent will assist.

Holiday Inn & Suites Webster/NASA
302 w Bay Area Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
281-335-6272 call for reservations
Free hot and cold breakfast buffet
Double queen beds $99

Home 2 Suites by Hilton Houston Webster
600 W. Texas Ave
Webster, TX 77598
281-672-7200 or 281-672-7204 for reservations
Single king $107/ double queen $112

Springhill Suites by Marriott NASA/Webster
1101 Magnolia Ave, Webster, TX 77598
Free hot buffet
Double queen suites $118

Tell your community you attended SEEC

Share your participation in the 24th 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 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.

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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 seec@spacecenter.org or fax it to +1 281-283-7724.

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