Guide Dog Puppies Visited Space Center Houston

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2019 – Guide Dogs for the Blind visited the nonprofit Space Center Houston on a socialization experience over the weekend. Fifteen puppies-in-training and their volunteer trainers for Guide Dogs for the Blind explored the science and space exploration learning center.

The accessible science learning experience provided these canine explorers a valuable launch pad on their journey to become a guide dog for the blind.

“These socialization experiences acquaint them with environments they will encounter in their future career as a guide dog,” William T. Harris, the center’s president and CEO. “We’re committed to providing science and space exploration learning opportunities for everyone.”

The educational activity at Space Center Houston was for puppies to learn the etiquette and routine of attending a museum with a partner who is blind or visually impaired.

Space Center Houston strives to ensure it is an accessible and accepting destination with opportunities for everyone to join the STEM pathway. Learn more by visiting www.spacecenter.org or call +1.281.283.2100.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space exploration learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws one million visitors annually, was named “Best Museum in Texas” by USA Today and generates a $73 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Certified Autism Center. More than 250,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and do. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

SOURCE: Manned Space Flight Education Foundation

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