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Space Center Houston’s Space Exploration Educators Conference February 9-11

Learn from Aerospace Experts and Earn Continuing Education Credits 

HOUSTON, TX (February 6, 2023) – Space Center Houston will host one of the nation’s leading science educational opportunities for educators at the 29th Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), Feb. 9-11. Educators from across the globe will gather at Space Center Houston to hear from leading NASA experts and keynote speakers.  

SEEC is one of Space Center Houston’s signature outreach learning opportunities for STEM educators. The three-day conference welcomes K-12th grade instructors of all disciplines to explore topics in aerospace held in person and virtually. Attendees can enjoy on-site and virtual tours, network with space industry leaders, receive on-demand content and earn up to 24 hours of continuing education credit.    

At the 2023 SEEC, educators will hear from keynote speakers Mike Kincaid, Associate Administrator at NASA Office of STEM Engagement; Megan McArthur, Astronaut and Chief Science Officer at Space Center Houston; and Andrew Aldrin, son of Apollo 11 and Gemini 12 astronaut Buzz Aldrin who serves as President of the Aldrin Family Foundation. Guest panelists include Nancy Conrad, wife to late astronaut Pete Conrad and founder of the Conrad Foundation, and CEO of Blue Origin, Bob Smith.  

The purpose of SEEC is to provide exciting new insights into what our current science and human space exploration missions are achieving. Educators can access the latest teaching tools that will help fuel their students’ passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Attendees will gain cross-curriculum ideas and ready-to-implement classroom activities to share.   

“We are excited to bring people and space closer through a truly unique educational opportunity at Space Center Houston, one of the nation’s leading science education resources,” said Daniel Newmyer, vice president of education research and collections at Space Center Houston.  

“This year, we hope to inspire educators to seek greater knowledge about the future of space exploration and through the possibilities of STEM curriculums so they can go out and inspire students in the classroom.”  

A new session, “Leadership Track,” reserved for school administrators, has been added to this year’s conference encouraging participants to hear from the Human Performance Accelerator Lab (HPAL) – a transformative leadership program benefiting different groups of service.  

In previous years, SEEC has welcomed over 400 educators from regions of South America, Asia and Australia. This year, visitors from Latin America can enjoy a $25 off access to SEEC’s conference, and attendees visiting from South Africa can also enjoy the $25 off deal and up to 50 free virtual sessions. 

At this year’s conference, one attendee will receive the Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator award, named in honor of the 14-year SEEC veteran. The Houston-area teacher motivated fellow educators and students to pursue space exploration learning while battling terminal cancer.  

To register for the 29th Space Exploration Educators Conference, visit spacecenter.org/seec or contact SEEC at [email protected] or 281-244-2149. 

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About Space Center Houston  

Space Center Houston’s shared purpose is to bring people and space closer together. Over 1.1 million visitors and more than 250,000 students and educators visit each year to connect with the significance of space exploration to pursue a path in STEM or follow along as incredible feats of human spaceflight continue to make new discoveries. Space Center Houston is owned by the Manned Space Flight Education 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and generates an annual $118M economic impact to 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. Learn more at spacecenter.org.


Contact:

Alicia Whitley  
(281) 794-4972 
[email protected]  

  

About Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston’s shared purpose is to bring people and space closer together. Over 1.3 million visitors and more than 250,000 students and educators visit each year to connect with the significance of space exploration to pursue a path in STEM or follow along as incredible feats of human spaceflight continue to make new discoveries. Space Center Houston is owned by the Manned Space Flight Education 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and generates an annual $118M economic impact to 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. Learn more at spacecenter.org.

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