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Educate. Empower. Act. The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.
The All-Star Science Education Festival at Space Center Houston debuted the concept of STEMS education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Sports. Why add sports? As Space Center Houston Director of Education Dr. Melanie Johnson explained, sports can help motivate students while also helping them stay healthy. Featuring NBA Legends, a NASA astronaut and water science education activities from the Project WET Foundation, the All Star Science Education Festival took place at Space Center Houston and attracted hundreds of kids.
A replica of the Space Shuttle stands outside Space Center Houston.
The All-Star Science Education Festival was organized to coincide with the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, which was played over the weekend. These roaming billboards could be seen in the Space Center Houston parking lot.
All-Star signs invited Space Center visitors to the festival.
Water science activities took place in the Astronaut Gallery.
NBA Legend Kevin Loder shakes hands with NASA Astronaut Richard Arnold after speaking about the importance of education.
NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold gave a presentation on how creativity and imagination in science will help ensure our future--if today's kids are willing to commit to STEM education.
NASA's Ricky Arnold and NBA Legends Ollie Taylor and John Egan signed autographs for eager kids.
A bank of computers allowed students to use Project WET's interactive water education website DiscoverWater.org.
At the "Quenching Your Thirst Station", participants learned about the calorie counts in different beverages.
Special thanks to Space Center Houston, the National Basketball Retired Players Association-Houston Chapter and NASA for making the day a success! Thanks also to Armand Bayou Nature Center for bringing the local view to the event!