Daily Archives: February 10, 2018

Space Center Houston Home School Day

Spring Home School Day 2018

Discover space science through innovative, exclusive activities and special guest speakers at spring Home School Day Feb. 20 at Space Center Houston. Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing at half off regular admission.

Buy tickets!
Space Center Houston’s Home School Day is open to all age groups. Home School Day admission is half-price at $14.95 through Feb. 19, but goes to full price ($29.95 adults, $24.95 children) on Feb. 20. For tickets, visit spacecenter.org.

Meet retired NASA astronaut Jerry Ross and hear from experts on a variety of topics. Get hands on in our interactive Pop-Up Science Labs where you can see live demonstrations, participate in robotics challenges, conduct experiments and so much more!

Add to your Home School Day experience with a special Stars & STEM opportunity ($39.95 adult, $59.95 children) just for homeschoolers. This educational experience is designed for families who want an in-depth science learning experience while discovering the wonders of space exploration.

We provide engaging, hands-on activities that have been developed according to grade-level standards so students are challenged, inspired and eager to explore STEM concepts when they return home.

You and your family also are invited to an extraordinary opportunity to have lunch with Ross for an additional fee ($69.95 adult, $35.95 children) to the Home School Day experience.

This casual event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in a private setting to give you an up-close and personal opportunity to hear first-hand stories from Ross while enjoying a cosmic lunch prepared by our award-winning catering staff. As a special memento of your visit, you will receive a personalized photograph from our guest astronaut.

Buy your tickets today!


Youth Service Award Nominations

Do you know any high school students with at least 20 hours of service this school year? We’d love for you to nominate them for an Inspiring Service Award; it will just take a minute.


So far this year, more than 1,200 college and high school students have earned national recognition for the time they spend volunteering, tutoring, organizing fundraisers and collection drives, etc. These awards are attainment-based because we believe that every student who takes the time to volunteer for at least 20 hours should be celebrated. We want more people to see the good these students are doing and encourage them to stay committed to helping others.


You are welcome to nominate as many students as you feel might qualify. The nomination form should literally take a minute to complete – your name, your nominee’s name & email and one sentence about the nominee.


We will contact your nominee(s) and invite them to apply. The process is easy – they’ll create an account and add any/all of their service activities since June 1, 2017. Each entry requires a few basic details and a photo. In the process, the system dynamically builds a service resume that the student could use to stand out when applying to college, for scholarships and awards and even summer jobs.


Please let me know if you have any questions. The deadline for students to apply this year is April 15. Again, the link to the nomination form is here: http://sgiz.mobi/s3/afc0e5fae1b7

STEM Role Model LIVE events are here!

JASON’s Spring Season Live Science Event Dates Are Here!!
Live Q&As happen Thursdays at 1PM US Eastern.
Mark your calendars and get your questions ready for this remarkable line up of STEM Role Models who want to hear from your students!

STEM Role Model: Stefan Burns
Geophysicist & TV Host
When: February 15; 1pm US Eastern

STEM Role Model: Alison Johnson
Technical Marketing Manager
When: February 22; 1pm US Eastern

STEM Role Model: Lynn Sweet
Plant Ecologist
When: March 8; 1pm US Eastern

STEM Role Model: Florencia Bonarto
3D Artist
When: March 22; 1pm US Eastern

STEM Role Model: Michelle Dickinson
When: April 19; 1pm US Eastern

JASON Learning is proud to bring Live Science Events to students all over the world for free! Connecting young people with real-life Role Models brings STEM to life. Each of our live events is attended by thousands of students from across the globe who get the chance to ask their questions. Our Role Models put a human face on STEM, share their passions, and describe the path that led to their field and career.

These interactions show students that what they are learning in class applies to the real-world and get them excited for their own STEM journey. Come discover what so many teachers and students have already learned–Live Science rocks!!

All of JASON’s live events are free and open to the public.
Go Live with JASON!

Home – Launch Sept. 25 (Waves)


Basura Bash

Basura Bash is a one day, all volunteer event to clean the San Antonio Watershed.

For the past 23 years you helped us clean area waterways and we are glad to see you back for the 24th Annual Basura Bash Waterways Cleanup.

We have redesigned our page to provide you additional information about the various waterways that will be cleaned on February 17th. You can find out everything you need to know about this year’s event on the Event tab including sponsorship information. Our event is 100% powered by volunteers but we couldn’t do it year after year without our wonderful sponsors.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to register early to get your preferred cleanup location. We can’t wait to see you on February 17th as we all join forces to clean it like we mean it.



McNay Homeschool Day: Stories Told

Families and students explore narrative in the work of Jacob Lawrence, an artist who painted historical events. Guided gallery exercises and studio art activities combine to offer an experience rooted in both art and history.

Space is limited and registration is required. Fee (applies to adults only; students attend free): McNay Members $10, nonmembers $25. Register online at mcnayart.org/workshops or e-mail . Registration deadline: February 19. Program is suitable for students aged 5-11, and students must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to picnic on the grounds afterward.

This event may be photographed for use in McNay publications. If you do not wish to be photographed, please alert our staff or contact info@mcnayart.org with any questions.

Image: Jacob Lawrence, General Toussaint L’Ouverture from Toussaint L’Ouverture (detail), 1986. Silkscreen. The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Foundation for the Arts. © 2017 Jacob Lawrence / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York