School twinning in Greater Houston

School twinning in Greater Houston

Postby rene-gedaly » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:05 am

Many suburban school districts in Greater Houston have plenty of resources to promote science in the classroom. They also have involved parents who actively support the professional educators in their schools. Parents are on waiting lists to help. I know of a private school in the CISD area that has its own observatory dome and 14" SCT.

What if the volunteers in the suburban schools could twin with an urban school with our help? Think Jimmy Newland's offer of materials and Bram's of Night Sky Network.

I'd guess the problems navigating the red tape would be considerable. Could they be mitigated? Perhaps we could get navigation help from the UH STEM Center, the folks who hosted the Science & Engineering fair this year. (Anyone have a personal tie to retired astronaut Bonnie Dunbar? She heads the UH STEM Center.)

You educators have ideas and experience. Debbie and Bram are the HAS contacts on this. But here's a place to talk ideas.
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