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Science News and Opportunities

The opportunities on this page are provided by sources not associated with Region 9 ESC, but may be beneficial to you and your students.

Whiteside Museum of Natural History in Seymour, TX is hosting a BIG 5th Anniversary event on June 8, 2019. Please consider attending or being a part of this event. Chris Flis from Whiteside hopes to have 1,000 people in attendance throughout the day for the anniversary celebration. Please pass this information along to anyone who may be interested in participating. 

Please contact: 

Chris Flis 


Texas Wildlife Association Distance Learning Program:  The future of Texas wildlife and natural resources lay in the hands of youth. Conservation Legacy has developed Learning Across New Dimensions in Science (L.A.N.D.S.), a suite of educational programs for K-12 to utilize in formal and informal educational venues. Conservation Legacy programs deliver the private lands stewardship message using hands-on, science-based interactive lessons. L.A.N.D.S. offers a variety of methods for educating youth including Discovery Trunks, Distance Learning Programs, Wildlife by Design, and L.A.N.D.S. Intensive Curricula.  

Connect2Texas is a videoconferencing service provided by Region 11 ESC. A variety of providers are available to provide a wide range of topics for your students.

Earth Science Classroom Activities On this website, educators can find suggested Earth science-related activities that are marked with a grade-level range. The activities can be found at

Green Strides Resources:  This website provides tools that schools may use to reduce environmental impacts such as waste, water, energy, greenhouse gases, and transportation in the areas of facilities, grounds, and operations; improve health and wellness through coordinated school health, with consideration to air quality, contaminant control, acoustics, daylighting, thermal comfort, school food, and outdoors physical activity; and offer effective environmental and sustainability education that emphasizes hands-on, real-world learning, civic engagement, STEM connections, and green career preparation. Additional information is available at

NOAA’s Webinars for Educators: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides a range of resources on oceanic and atmospheric science. Additional information may be found at




Teaching and Learning - Cindy Dyes

Cindy Dyes
Science Specialist