Craig Hlavaty

Fill in the Blanks with Curator of Malacology Tina Petway
June 5, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Ever since she was a little girl, Tina Petway has been enthralled with shells. Living along the Texas Gulf Coast, it just comes naturally to many of us.  The Houston native, now the associate curator of the George W. Strake Hall of Malacology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, spent every moment she could […]

Fill in the Blanks with Curator of Anthropology Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout
May 27, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Whether you need a quick explainer on a key turning point in the history of the Mayan civilization, the New Orleans Saints’ past playoff woes or the subtleties between seasons of “The Simpsons”, there is no person better equipped at the Houston Museum of Natural Science than Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout. He speaks five languages, […]

The Best Science Films and Documentaries to Stream with the Family Right Now
April 30, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Sick of watching the entire run of “The Office” for the twentieth time? Already knocked out that crucial rewatch of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”? Have you grown tired of your kids playing the same YouTube videos of toys you can’t afford right now being unboxed? Kind of grossed out by the Netflix show about the […]

Volunteer Appreciation Week: Volunteer’s Neighborhood Butterfly Sanctuary Brings our Mission to her Front Yard
April 25, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Down a residential street in Montrose, canopied by trees that would be right at home in Middle Earth and surrounded by million-dollar houses, you will find Patti Thompson’s thriving front yard butterfly garden. It’s grown to be a neighborhood landmark, teaching everyone who happens to walk by a little bit more about the intricate, sometimes […]



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