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Educator Science Educator Symposium
Participate in an Educator Symposium featuring several short sessions led by teams of industry professionals and educators at the 2017 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Sunday, April 2, 2017 (9:00 am to 3:45 pm). Stipends and AAPG Convention and Exhibition Registration are available for a limited number of (60) participants.

Earth Science Educator Field Trip
Sign up for an Earth Science Educator Field Trip at the 2017 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Saturday, April 1, 2017 (8am-2pm). Work with Dr. Erik Scott of E&P Geoscience, LLC, and other geoscientists to experience the dynamic nature of river systems while investigating the morphology and sedimentology of Panther Creek, Montgomery County. Stipends and AAPG Convention and Exhibition Registration are available for a limited number of participants.

Earth Science Educator Field Trip
Sign up for an Earth Science Educator Field Trip at the 2017 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Saturday, April 1, 2017 (8am-5pm). Join Dr. Shuhab Khan of the University of Houston and other geoscientists to collect and interpret Ground Penetrating Radar data in real time in several Houston-area locations. Stipends and AAPG Convention and Exhibition Registration are available for a limited number of participants.

McDonald Observatory Teacher Workshops
McDonald Observatory is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Teacher Professional Development Workshops for K-12 educators. Receive at least 20 hours of Continuing Education Credit, meet astronomers, and practice new astronomy skills under the Observatory’s dark skies. Deadline for applications is February 6, 2017.

Greater Houston STEM Conference
"New Horizons and Innovations in STEM" will be Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the University of Houston --Clear Lake. Proposals to present are being accepted through Jan. 31.

LiftOff 2017: Starry Night
This weeklong aerospace workshop emphasizes STEM learning experiences by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions. Teacher participants are provided with information and experiences through speakers, hands-on activities and field investigations that promote space science and enrichment activities for themselves and others. Free to Texas participants. Application deadline: April 14, 2017