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November 20, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Wiess Energy Hall     Reopens November 20! Dubbed Wiess Energy Hall 3.0, the third iteration of this popular hall will enlarge from its previous 8,500 square feet to an expansive 30,000 square feet—almost the size of a football field. Joining the completely redesigned “classic” displays will be a bonanza of entirely new exhibits, making the […]

A Sneek-Peek At Wiess 3.0, Our Epic New Energy Hall!
November 16, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Simmons & Company International, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray, proudly support the jaw dropping renovation of Wiess Energy Hall. Those of us working in the energy industry know how vast, exciting and critical it is. But energy can be hard to visualize sometimes. Since you don’t go to the store and buy it, consumers rarely […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
November 13, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Texas Genealogy – Tracing Your Texas Roots by Lynna Kay Shuffield Whether your Texas lineage goes back to an Austin colonist or an even earlier pioneer, or you are just interested in colorful Texas history, join genealogy researcher Lynna Kay Shuffield for an entertaining look at Texas genealogy. Shuffield will review tips to […]

Houston grown: The Science of Sustainability
November 10, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

          Native plants aren’t unfamiliar to Texans. We love springtime because our wildflowers come out in full force, and we can’t wait to take those bluebonnet photos with our loved ones. These wildflowers and other native plants do a lot more than provide a gorgeous backdrop. As you walk around Houston, […]

Sky Happenings In November 2017
November 7, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  The Summer Triangle now shifts towards the west as the Great Square of Pegasus appears higher, approaching the zenith.  As the autumn ‘intermission’ in between the bright stars of summer and winter continues, Houstonians with a clear southern horizon can try to find a star that few Americans get to see.  Due south and […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
November 6, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Rewriting Modern Human Origins: Insights from New Discovery in Morocco by Shara Bailey Newly discovered Homo sapiens fossils in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, push back the origins of our species by 100,000 years. The fossils show that by about 300,000 years ago, important changes in our biology and behavior had taken place across most […]

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I tried to save a monarch yesterday evening. It was stuck in the sand in shallow water. The wings on one side were twisted up, antennas stuck together, etc... I managed to get it to the house, sand off, and left it in what I thought would be a safe spot for it to regroup. When I checked on it later, it was struggling with tiny ants on it. I immediately picked it up, got the ants off, and tried to figure out it's wing situation. I very carefully managed to get it back in place but it had already been through so much it didn't look promising. Brought it in the house - tried to give it access to water... gently stroked it... Kept it with me. Bottom line, it didn't make it. I was going to bury it but then I thought it really is in beautiful condition so I want to save it. Put it on tissue on a paper plate in a plastic bag for the trip back home from the beach. Can I just freeze it as is in a freezer bag for now or do I need to do something else? Please help!!!! Many Thanks! :-) Ana

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