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100th AAPG Anniversary
Middle-school, high-school, and community college instructors who are teaching Earth science and related topics are invited to participate in the Earth Science Educator Program of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) 100th Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) at the George R. Brown Convention Center on April 2-5, 2017. Science Coordinators and Directors, as well as pre-service students preparing for teaching Earth science and related topics in grades 6-14, also are invited to participate!

Future Engineers Mars Medical Challenge
Students ages 5-19 are invited to design a 3-D model that could be used by astronauts on a future mission to Mars. Students have the opportunity to win prizes ranging from a Mars prize pack or a 3-D printer for their school to a trip to Houston for a tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center. The challenge closes on Jan. 25, 2017, and winners will be announced on March 28, 2017.

Ozone Theater - Free Education Program for Houston
Three age-appropriate curricula are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) objectives in science, health, language arts, and fine arts. Book Ozone Theater free for your Houston elementary and middle school students today!

Bright Schools Competition
Engage middle school students in science, technology, engineering, and math with the Bright Schools Competition. Students in grades 6-8 will select a topic related to light and sleep and select one of three exploration options (developing a prototype, creating an awareness campaign or writing a research proposal) to create an original project. Submission Deadline 02/10/2017

Fly Your Exoplanet on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
Set to launch in June 2018, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is an explorer-class planet finder. In the first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey, TESS will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants. As the TESS team prepares for launch, it invites the public to ponder what exoplanets might look like and share their ideas in the form of sketches and graphics.