CURRICULUM VITAE

 

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Mission Statement

To contribute to the greater body of scientific research in the fields of paleontology and geology; to raise science literacy by giving people a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world using Earth Science.

Professional Experience

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Department: Adult and Youth Education:

  • Programs Facilitator Coordinator-Outreach: Augus 2022 – Present

    • Job description and goals:
      • Outreach presenter, weekday science lab teacher, and special assigned projects.
    •  Accomplishments: 
      • Wrote and assembled new paleontology outreach presentation at a cost range of $425.00 to $525.00.
      • Wrote and conducted new class curriculum generating the revenue of $250 for one hour and $500.00 for two hours.
      • Updated HMNS Education existing earth science classroom curriculum and advised on historical class curriculum.
      • I took the initiative to manage and coordinate an education outreach program that revenues $75k. Although this project was beyond my scope of responsibilities, I knew my organization would benefit from its success. I took the challenge and equipped myself with the skills to meet the marketing, scheduling, and detailed reporting requirements to execute the program. We wrapped up 2023 with an additional donor contribution of $75k for 2024, doubling the worth of the program! To add to this success, my Chief Development Officer later told me that it was my good care and diligence in the first project that led the donor to pledge an additional $1M to another 2024 project! I’m happy and proud to share that my organization and I reached a new milestone.

  • Earth Science Lab Instructor: January 2015 – Present

    • Job description and goals:
      • Despite initially being in a different department, homeschool coordinators petitioned the museum for me to use the space where I train museum tour guide to teach their children.
    •  Accomplishments: 
      • Wrote and taught my own curriculum based on my private earth science collection housed at the museum, combining class with mini tours connecting the various concepts within the museum. 
      • Initally generated $200.00 per one hour class. Now $250.oo per one hour class. Many of my groups request near unprecedented two-hour classes at a price of $500.00.
      • When teaching museum curriculum, many parents and families request me by name and have said they prefer my teaching methods.

  • Summer Camp Science Instructor: June 2020 – August 2023

    • Job description and goals:
      • To teach one week a camp curriculum and maintain classroom management over eleven weeks.
      • Classes taught: Junior Paleo, Paleo 101, Nature’s Fury (geology), and Fast and Furious (physics).
    •  Accomplishments:
      • According to the Director of HMNS summer camp, I received the most positive comments than any other teacher.
      • Many campers took the same class again to specifically learn from me again.

  • Adult Education Auditorium Lecturer and Fieldtrip Coordinator: May 2015 – August 2022

    • Job description and goals:
      • Not a job requirement. I choose to write lectures and bring in additional revenue.
    •  Accomplishments:
      • Each lecture generates a minimum of $1,200.00 of revenue.
      • According to the Adult Education staff, “when they put my name on a lecture or event, the sales increase” compared to other internal speakers.
      • Created and led my own fieldtrips for both Adult and Youth Education departments.

     

    Department: Visitor Services:

    • Customer Service Senior Lead, Discovery Guide and Gallery Attendant Trainer: September 2016 – August 2022

      • Job description and goals:
        • Coordinate and train the concierge discovery guide team.
        • Be point of contact for all customer service concerns for the museum.
        • Conduct interviews, performance reviews, and meetings.
        • During the covid 2020 pandemic the museum laid off 70% of the staff. During recovery I was tasked with overseeing venue operations. 
      •  Accomplishments:
        • Wrote all training material and put procedures in place for training protocols. During my tenure I trained over 100 tour guides, many with no background, that brought revenue streams into the department.
        • Conducted special VIP tours of the museum for Development (donors) and Marketing (celebrities and politicians). Acted as a representative (some say the face) of the institution.
        • As a venues operation manager, I oversaw five floors of exhibits, two theaters, and a rainforest conservatory. I reorganized the operation and eliminated inefficiencies.
        • According to my supervisors, had a 100% success rate in customer recovery “every time a museum guest is very upset, we give them to you and suddenly they are just so happy”.
        • Many of my former staff have told me I was the best manager they ever had and that they use my management style in their new jobs.

     

    • Concierge and Discovery Tour Guide and Lead: May 2012 – September 2016

      • Job description and goals:
        • As a concierge greet guest and sale museum memberships.
        • As a discovery guide, required to give one-hour tours in at least three exhibit halls.
      •  Accomplishments:
        • Self-taught to conduct one to two-hours tours in the hall of paleontology, ancient Egypt, chemistry, Wiess energy (oil and gas), African wildlife, Gems/minerals, Texas Wildlife, hall of the Americas, Faberge, Malacology, and every special exhibit that visited the museum from 2012 to 2022.
        • Eventually my supervisors created a position for me to become the manager of the team, where I increase tour guide revenue 75 %.

     

    • Customer Service Representative: July 2011 – April 2012

      • Job description and goals:
        • To greet guest with a positive upbeat attitude. Learn to work at least two to three areas of floor operations.
      • Accomplishments:
        • In less than six months became proficient as box office cashier, venues greeter, butterfly center operations, giant screen theater, planetarium, garage attendant, and working all special exhibits.
        • Within the first six months was the highest revenue generating tour guide.
        • Recieved the most positive comment cards and compliments of over one hundred and fifty staff members. 

     

    • Marketing: social media contributor/personality, blog writer, and scientific advisor

      • Job description and goals:
        • Not my actual job (extracurricular activity)
      • Accomplishments:
        • Became a well-known figure on the museum’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
        • Advised and edited museum social media post on scientific material.

     

     

    Lone Star College-North Harris

    Supplemental Instructor-Physical and Historical Geology: August 2007 – May 2011

      • Job description and goals:
        • One Lone Star College North Harris supplemental instructor was assigned to a class per semester. The means of implementation was to conduct one-hour trainings for every three hours of class.  The goal for the program was to contrast student improvement with students that did not participate in the program.
      • Accomplishments:
        • The student that attended my sessions on average scored improved by a minimum of one letter grade. The average grades were upper 80’s and 90’s percentile.
        • In addition to reviewing the lessons, I created games, study guides, and practice test for my students. Due to the success of my students, the supplemental program expanded into the geology department by hiring three additional instructors that I later trained.

    College Geology Tutor: January 2008 – December 2014

      • Job description and goals:
        • Tutor all students in physical, geology, historical geology, geology of Texas, and paleontology
      •  Accomplishments:
        • All my students passed.

    Geology Department Lab Assistant: January 2008 – May 2013

      • Job description and goals:
        • To manager college earth science specimen and assisted the geology professors.
      •  Accomplishments:
        • Reorganized and update the storage and labeling of college specimen collections.
        • Update specimen database.
        • Trained new lab assistants increasing departmentwide student success.

    Education

    Undergraduate:

    Bachelors of Science

    • College: University of Houston Downtown

    • Degree/Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Biology

    • Minor: Geology

    • Completed: December 2015

    Associate of Arts

    • College: Lone Star College Systems: North Harris 

    • Honor’s Credit: Biology, Advisor: Geology Department Head Prof. Tom Hobbs

    • Activities: Geology Club President (2012) Vice President (2009-2011)

    • Completed: December 2012

    Certifications:

    College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)

    • International Tutor Program Certification (ITPC)

    • Regular Tutoring Certificate Tutor Level 1

    • North Harris Learning Center

    University of Alberta: Course Certificate

    • Dinosaur 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology, June 2020

    High School:

    Channelview High School Diploma

    • Location: Channelview, Texas

    • Activities: JROTC Staff-Battalion Adjutant (S-1) and Operations Officer (S-3)

    • Activities: JROTC Drill Team and Color Guard Rifle Commander 

    • Activities: Mentor in P.A.L.S. Program

    Institutional Affiliations

    Whiteside Muesum of Natural History

    • Paleontological field volunteer.

    • Social media promoter.

    Children’s Museum in Indianapolis

    • Paleontological field (summer) volunteer.

    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    • Paleontology prep lab volunteer.

    • Education department employee.

    Houston Gem and Mineral Society

    • Presenter.

    Paleontological Experience

    Upper Carboniferous Period (Pennsylvanian):

    Mineral Wells Fossil Park

    •  Site: Palo Pinto County, Mineral Wells, Texas.

    • Dates: October 2016, October 2017, July 2019, December 2019, September 2020, January 2021, October 2021, and February 2023.

      • Excavated: Invertebrate cnidaria, bryozoans, brachiopods, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, trilobites, and crinoids.

      Palo Pinto Roadcut Exposure

      •  Site: Palo Pinto County, Texas.

      • Dates: July 2019, December 2019, June 2020, September 2020, October 2021, February 2023.

      • Excavated: Invertebrate cnidaria, bryozoans, brachiopods, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, trilobites, and crinoids.

      Jacksboro Spillway

      •  Site: Finis Shale, Graham Formation. Jack County, Jacksboro, Texas.

      • Dates: October 2016, December 2019, September 2020, and October 2021.

      • Excavated: Invertebrate cnidaria, bryozoans, brachiopods, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods and crinoids.

      Lower Permian (Kungurian Series):

      Early Permian Red Beds

      •  Site: JC Ranch-Seymour, Texas.

      • Age: 290 Million Years Old.

      • Date: September 2020.

      • Excavated: Dimetrodon, Shark teeth and Amphibians.

      • Under the direction of: Chris Flis (Director of the Whiteside Museum of Natural History in Seymour, Texas) and Holly Simon (Assistant Director of the WMNH in Seymour, Texas).

      Early Periman Red Beds

      • Site: Craddic Ranch-Seymour, Texas.

      • Age: 280 Million Years Old.

      • Dates: September 2013, November 2017, December 2019, and Feb 2023.

      • Excavated: DimetrodonDiplocaulus, Capterhynus, Eryops and Orthocanthus shark.

      • Under the direction of: Dr. Robert Robert Bakker (HMNS Curator of Paleontology), Mr. David Temple (HMNS Associate Curator), and Chris Flis (Director of The WMNH).

      Middle to Late Jurassic (Sundance Formation):

      Shallow Marine Limestone

      • Site: Waugh Ranch in (northeastern) Wyoming.

      • Date: August 2017.

      • Excavated: Belemnite (internal shells).

      • Under the direction of: Peter Larson (Director of the Black Hill Insitute), and David Temple (HMNS).

      Shallow Marine Limestone

      • Site: Crosby Ranch in (northwestern) Wyoming.

      • Date: July 2023.

      • Excavated: Belemnite (internal shells), ammonites, oysters.

      • Under the direction of: Sean (Curator of Natural Sciecnes) and Jessica Taylor (Head Lab Prepper) Childrens’ Museum of Indianapolis.

      Late Jurassic (Morrison Formation):

      Terrestrial Flood Plain

      • Site: Waugh Ranch of Wyoming.

      • Date: August 2017 and July 2022.

      • Excavated: Camarasaurus sp. and Barosaurus sp.

      • Under the direction of: Peter Larson (Director of the Black Hill Insitute), and David Temple (HMNS).

      Terrestrial Flood Plain

      • Site: Crosby Ranch in Northern Wyoming.

      • Date: June 2022 and July 2023.

      • Excavated: Theropod shed teeth, microfossils, sauropodmorpha fossils, and tracks.

      • Under the direction of: Lauran Rooney (Curator of Paleontology) and Jessica Taylor (Head Lab Prepper) of the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis.

      Lower Cretaceous (Comanchean Series):

      Early Cretaceous exposures northwest of Kerrville, Texas

      •  Site: Interstate 10 west of Kerrville, Texas.

      • Dates: Biannually (Spring or Fall) 2008 to 2012 and July 2018.

      • Excavated: Invertebrate gastropods, bivalves, and urchins.

      Dinosaur Valley State Park (Research)

      •  Site: West of Glen Rose, Texas.

      • Dates: October 2016, October 2017 and December 2019.

      • Took records and mapping of: Acrocanthosaurus and Sauropod tracks.

      Blanco River Sauropod Tracks (Research)

      •  Site: Blanco River west of Blanco, Texas near 103.

      • Date: September 2017.

      • Took record of: Blanco River Sauropod tracks. Note: Theropod tracks were covered.

      Leander River Theropods tracks (Research)

      •  Site: Leander Theropod Track.

      • Date: September 2017.

      • Took record of: Early Cretaceous Leander River Theropod tracks.

      Northwest exposures near Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

      • Site: Northwest of Fort Worth, Texas.

      • Dates: September 2013, November 2017, July 2019 and September 2020.

      • Excavated: Early Cretaceous invertebrate gastropods, bivalves, ammonite cast and urchins.

      Exposures west of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

      • Site: West of Fort Worth, Texas (North of I-20).

      • Dates: January 2021.

      • Excavated: Early Cretaceous invertebrate gastropods, bivalves, ammonite cast.

      Upper Cretaceous:

      The Waco Pit (Permit only site)

      • Site: The Waco Pit of Waco, Texas.

      • Dates: December  2019.

      • Excavated: Invertebrate bivalves, gastropods, and ammonites.

      Brazos River Marlin, Texas

      • Site: West of Marlin, Texas.

      • Dates: January 2021.

      • Excavated: Late Cretaceous oyster Exogyra ponderosa.

      Late Cretaceous exposures northeast Sulfur River, Texas

      • Site: Ladonia Fossil Park, North of Ladonia, Texas.

      • Dates: October 2016, February 2020, and September 2020.

      • Excavated: Invertebrate bivalves, ammonites, baculites, and mosasur bone fragments.

      Late Cretaceous Post Oak Creek in Sherman, Texas

      • Site: Post Oak Creek in Sherman, Texas.

      • Dates: September 2020 and October 2021.

      • Excavated: Invertebrate bivalve (oyster: Lopha), and Shark teeth.

      Eocene Epoch:

      Eocene Epoch

      • Site: Stone City (Whisky Bridge)

      • Dates: July 2019, February 2020, September 2020, and November 2020

      • Excavated: Bivalves, gastropods, and shark teeth.

      • Under the direction of: David Temple (Associate curator oh HMNS) and Chris Flis (Director of the WMNH) and Holly Simon (Assistant Director of the WMNH).

      Quaternary (the last ice age):

      Pleistocene Epoch

      • Site: Bond Ranch NW of Seymour, Texas.

      • Dates: September 2020.

      • Excavated: Equus sp. (Horse jaw) and Glyptodont scutes.

      • Under the direction of: Chris Flis (Director of the WMNH) and Holly Simon (Assistant Director of the WMNH).

      Pleistocene Epoch and Cretaceous disconformity

      •  Site: Shoreline of High Island, Texas.

      • Dates: October 2020, April, 2021, May 2021, September 2021, January 2022, April 2022.

      • Excavated: Mastodon upper tibia. Crustacean burrows.

      Prepatory Lab Experience

      Houston Museum of Natural Science Preparation lab

      • Date: Spring 2012.

      • Prepped: Permian age Dimetrodon vertebrae.

      • Under the direction of: Dr. Robert Bakker (Curator) and Mr. David Temple (Associate Curator).

      Lone Star College: North Harris Geology lab

      • Date: January 2008 to May 2013.

      • Prepped: Mineral, rocks, and fossils specimen.

      • Under the direction of: Prof. Tom M. Hobbs (Department Head).

      Conference Presentations

      Dinosaur Radiation in relationship to Plate Tectonics

      • Dates: April 2009

      • Host: Great Plains Honors Council

      • Locality: Lincoln, Nebraska; hosted by the University of Nebraska

      • Venue: Session 2C room 121 from Lone Star College-North Harris

      PERMIAN FEST 2023: Dinosaur in Pop Culture

      • Dates: February 2023

      • Host: Whiteside Museum of Natural History

      • Locality: Seymour, Texas

      • Venue: City Hall Lecture Hall

      Donations and uncredited contributions

      Donation: 

      • Institution: Houston Museun of Natural Science-Sugarland

      • Exhibition: Salt exhibit

      • Specimen: Rock specimen-Granite, Rhyolite, Gabbro, Basalt, Fossiliferous Limestone, Sandstone, Fossiliferous Shale, Marble, Quartzite, and Gneiss.

      • Speciem source: Personally collected in the Texas Hill Country and West Texas.

      Uncredited contributions:

      • Scientific consultant in the spring of 2023 for the film: A holographic adventure Dinosaur Discoveries.

      • Edit multiple exhibit labels and consulted on content for museum exhibits.

      • Select samples from Education collections for touch display in museum exhibits.

      • Identify specimen in paleontological, mineralogical, and malacological collection.

      Notable Lectures

      Historical Geology and Paleontology

      • Date: 29 November 2023

      • Host: Houston Museum of Natural Science

      • Venue: HMNS Planetarium

      Dinosaurs and Plate Tectonics

      • Date: 24 October 2023

      • Host: Houston Museum of Natural Science

      • Venue: HMNS Planetarium

      Dinosaurs in Pop Culture

      • Date: 24 February 2023

      • Host: Whiteside Museum of Natural History

      • Venue: City Hall, Seymour, Texas

      Dinosaurs in Pop Culture

      • Date: 26 February 2023

      • Host: Whiteside Museum of Natural History

      • Venue: City Hall, Seymour, Texas

      Dinosaurs from around the world

      • Date: 09 August September 2022

      • Host: Adult Education

      • Venue: Houston Museum of Natural Science Giant Screen Theater

      Based on a true story: Monsters and Myths of the Fossil Record

      • Date: 21 September 2021

      • Host: Adult Education

      • Venue: Houston Museum of Natural Science Giant Screen Theater

      Godzilla: King of the Monsters

      • Date: June 2019

      • Host: Adult Education

      • Venue: Houston Museum of Natural Science Burt Baker Planetarium

      Sex in the fossil Record II

      • Date: May 2019

      • Host: Adult Education

      • Venue: Houston Museum of Natural Science Burt Baker Planetarium

      Paleontology and Fossils

      • Date: Spring 2019

      • Host: Dr. Neal Immega, Chair

      • Venue: Houston Gem and Mineral Society

      Dinosaurs in Hollywood

      • Date: June 2018

      • Host: Adult Education

      • Venue: Houston Museum of Natural Science Burt Baker Planetarium

      Rocks and Minerals of the Ancient World

      • Date: May 2017

      • Host: Adult Education

      • Venue: Houston Museum of Natural Science Burt Baker Planetarium

      Sex in the Fossil Record

      • Date: May 2015

      • Host: Adult Education

      • Venue: Houston Museum of Natural Science Burt Baker Planetarium

      Notable Presentations

      The history of Tyrannosaurus rex

      • Date: 7 September 2021

      • Host: HMNS Membership Department

      • Venue: Houston Museum of Natural Science Giant Screen Theater (Formerly Imax)

      Pacific Rim: The science of Kaiju

      • Date: June 2019

      • Host: Come for the Movie Stay for the Facts

      • Venue: Houston Museum of Natural Science Giant Screen Theater (Formerly Imax)

      Introduction to Rocks and Minerals

      • Date: July 2017

      • Venue: Kids-N-Play, Houston, Texas

      • Host: Private owners

      Introduction to Fossils

      • Date: June 2017

      • Venue: Kids-N-Play, Houston, Texas

      • Host: Private owners

      Dinosaurs and birds

      • Date: May 2017

      • Venue: Shore Country Day School in Beverly, Boston, Massachusetts

      • Contact: Principle Sara Knox

      The Inaccuracy of the Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park

      • Time/Date: 5:30pm on Thursday, 11th June 2015

      • Venue: Jurassic World Premiere at Studio Movie Grill

      • Host: Steve Zito Company iGlobal

      The Inaccuracy of the Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park

      • Time/Date: 10:45 AM Saturday, 20th June 2015

      • Venue: Jurassic World Premiere at Studio Movie Grill

      • Host: Steve Zito Company iGlobal

      Notable Speeches

      Becoming Jurassic James

      • Date: May 2019

      • Venues: Western Academy, Houston, Texas

      • Host: Mr. and Mrs. Riches

      Hall of Paleontology

      • Venue: Houston Gem and Mineral Society

      • Locality: Southwest Houston Headquarters

      • Hosted by: Society Chair Dr. Neal Immega

      Raising an “unusual” child focused on science

      • Date: May 2017

      • Venue: Repairers Church Worship Center

      • Host: Sheila Smith

      • Note: Spoke at graduation to the parents.

      Paleontology as a career

      • Date: 18 May 2017

      • Venue: Scanlan Oaks S.T.E.A.M Day

      • Locality: Fort Bend County, Texas

      • Host: Teacher Mrs. Lansangan

      The causes of Earthquakes and Tsunamis

      • Date: 28 March 2015

      • Topic: Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004: A Decade of Remembrance

      • Venue: Houston Buddhist Temple Vihara, Houston, Texas

      Notable Media Events

      The Houston Symphony

      • Date: June 2017

      • Host: Commercial for Jurassic Park screening with live orchestra.

      • Type: Answered interview questions on camera.

      The Houston Chronicle

      • Date: 03 January 2017

      • Host: Front page article by Kim Maguire.

      • Type: Article about tours and classes conducted at HMNS

      Houston Press

      • Dates: April 20-26, Volume 29, Number 17.

      • Host: Article titled: Courting and Mating on Page 16

      • Type: Promoting my sex in the fossil record lecture.

      Houstonia Magazine

      • Date: Published on 15 June 2015, 8:00am

      • Article: Is Jurassic World Dino-Mite: An HMNS paleontology guide on the latest prehistoric blockbuster.

      • Host: Nick Esquer Arts and Culture Editor (Written interview).

      Fieldtrips and Excursions

      Bryan, Texas Eocene Exposure “Whiskey Bridge”

      • Conducted September 2020.

      • Topics include: Soil horizons, swamp environments, flood zone, point bar, cut bank, levees, drainage and environmental awareness.

      Jessie Jones Park: Gulf coast geology and ecology

      • Conducted two to three times a year from 2008 to present.

      • Topics include: Soil horizons, swamp environments, flood zone, point bar, cut bank, levees, drainage and environmental awareness.

      Sheldon Lake State Park: Gulf coast geology and ecology

      • Conducted twice in 2017 to Home School and Beyond Groups

      • Topics include: Local wildlife and environments such as marsh, prairie and swamps.

      Fossil Digs in North Texas

      • Conducted during the fall of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

      • Topics include: Dinosaur Valley State Park, Dinosaur World, Mineral Wells, Jacksboro Spillway, Fort Worth Cretaceous exposure and Perot Museum in Dallas.

       Geology of the Texas Hill Country

      • Conducted eight times from 2008 to 2012.

      • Topics include: Dinosaur Adventure Park, Pedernales Falls, McKinney Falls, Blaco river sauropod tracks, Enchanted Rock, Kerrville fossil exposure, the Lano Bridge, Lanite dike exposure and Marble Falls granite exposure.

      Geology of West Texas and New Mexico

      • Conducted annually from 2008 to 2012

      • Topics include: Uvalde petroliferous limestone, Kanippa basalt, Big Bend National Park, Davis Mountains, Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns American Talc mine and Cavern of Sonora.

      College Level Geologic Classes Tutored

      Freshman Level

      • Physical Geology

      • Environmental Geology

      • Introduction to Minerals

      Sophomore Level

      • Historical Geology

      • Geology of Texas

      • Paleontology

      VIP tours guest toured at the museum

      • Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich

      • Parker Houston Mayor Annise Parker

      • Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China

      • City Council Member Ellen Cowen

      • Philanthropist Andrea Johnson

      • A number of private anonmyous donors

      Class Curriculum written and taught

      Paleontology:

      • Paleontology 101.

      • Fossilization methods.

      • Extinction: The cause and clues.

      • Paleozoic: Introduction to invertebrate fossils.

      • Mesozoic: The Dinosaurs and their contemporaries!

      • Cenozoic: Life after Dinosaurs.

      • What is a Dinosaur

      • Life in the Jurassic.

      • Life in the Cretaceous.

      • Theropods: Predatory dinosaurs.

      • Sauropods: The “long necked” dinosaurs.

      • Ornithopods: Iguanodon, duck bills and their kin.

      • Marginocephala: Horned dinosaurs and their kin.

      • Thyreophora: The shield bearing dinosaurs.

      • Pterosaurs and Marine Reptiles: Dinosaur Contemporaries

      Geology:

      •  Introduction to Minerals

      • The Rock Cycle

      • The Ten Evidences of Plate Tectonics

      • Volcanoes, Igneous Rocks and Metamorphism

      • Sedimentary Rocks and the Environments that make them

       

       Biology

      • Intro to Malacology.

      • Sea shell classifications.

      Archaeology:

      •  Minerals and Rocks of Ancient Egypt

      • Minerals and Rocks of the Americas

      Museum Curriculum taught

      Youth Education in class labs:

      • Earth Science Labs:

          • Landforms.

          • Mohs hardness scale

          • Rocks and Minerals

          • Crystallography

          • Layers of the Earth

          • Rock Cycle

          • Renewable Energy

          • Our place in space

      • Time Labs:

          • Leonardo Da Vinvi

          • Castles

          • Mayan

          • Aztecs

          • Seige Machines

          • Forensic Anthropology

      • Biology Labs:

          • Cells

          • Lizard dissection

          • Plant dissections

          • Lung dissection

          • Heart dissection

          • Sea star dissection

      • Wildlife Lab:

        • Animals of India

        • Echinoderms

      • Techno Scinece Labs:

          • Optical Illustionsc

          • Balancing Act

          • Circular Motion

      Outreach Presentation:

      •  Earth Science on Wheels:

          • Dinosaur Discovery

          • Focus on Fossils

          • Fossil Sort

          • Water Cycle

      • Wildlife on Wheels:

          • Invertebrates

      • Bugs on Wheels:

          • The Basics of Bugs

          • Little Bodies Big Jobs

          • Adaptation Exploration

          • Magic of Metamorphosis

      • Science on Stage:

          • Motion Commotion

          • Exploring Energy

          • Cool Chemistry

      Scouts:

      •  Family Life

      • Environmental Science

      • Soil and Water Conversation

      • Communication

      • Citizen of the Community

      • Citizen of the World

      Virtual Tours with live Q&A

      • Early Civilizations: Human/Paleontology and Ancient Egypt-01 October 2020

      • Prehistoric Survivors: Paleontology and Malacology-22October 2020

      • Effect of Plate Tectonics on Life on Earth-19 November 2020

      • Origin and Evolution of Minerals-14 January 2021

      • Effect of Plate Tectonics of Life on Earth-18 February 2021

      • Earliest Life on Earth-11 March 2021

      • Terrestrial Life Debuts-8 April 2021

      • Dinosaurs of the Triassic and Jurassic-6 May 2021

      • Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous-10 June 2021

      • Reign of the Mammals-8 July 2021

      • Ice Age Survivors: Texas Wildlife-12 August 2021

      • Ice Age Survivors: African Wildlife-9 September 2021

      • Early Humans: In the Hall of Paleontology-7 October 2021

      • Prehistoric Sea Survivors: Malacology-4 November 2021

      • Early Civilization: Ancient Egypt-9 December 2021

      Exhibit Halls Toured at HMNS

      Permanent Exhibits:

      • Morian hall of Paleontology

      • Hall of Ancient Egypt

      • Wiess Energy Hall

      • Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals

      • Lester and Sue Smith Gem Vault

      • Faberge

      • Hall of the Americas

      • Frensley/Graham Hall of African Wildlife

      • Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife

      • Cabinet of Curiosity

      • Strake hall of Malacology

      • John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas

      • Welch Hall of Chemistry

      • Hamman Hall of Coastal Ecology

      Special Exhibits:

      • Ramses and athe gold of the Pharaohs

      • Body Worlds

      • Pompeii

      • Mars by Luke Jerram

      • Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries

      • The Art of the Brick

      • Moon by Luke Jerram

      • Life in Stone

      • Tourmaline Treasures

      • Vanishing Arts: Highlights from the Beasley-Hwang Collection

      • Knights

      • Curator’s Choice: Recent Acquisitions of the Houston Museum of Natural Science

      • Art of the Gunsmith: From Columbus to Napoleon

      • Microsculpture: The Insect Photography of Levon Biss

      • Death by Natural Causes

      • The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

      • Amber Secrets: Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs

      • Mummies of the World

      • Biophilia: A Dialogue with Art

      • Gems of the Sea: The Guido T. Poppe Collection

      • Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

      • Amending America: The Bill of Rights

      • Gemstone Carving

      • La Virgen de Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas

      • Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State

      • Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

      • Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America

      • China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui

      • Battleship Texas

      • Magna Carta

      • Knights

      • Trains over Texas

      • Out of the Amazon: Life on the River

      • Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces

      • The Cave Paintings of Lascaux

      • Maya 2012: Prophecy becomes History

      • Gems of the Medici

      • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

      • Warriors, Tombs and Temples

      • Discovering the Civil War