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Flying but Fleeting | Migratory Birdwatching in Texas
May 8, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Due to our southern location and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston and the surrounding bay area are hot spots for seasonal bird migration. We are home to a lot of avid, eager birdwatchers anxiously awaiting to check off their “life list.” Houston sits along the Central Flyway and Mississippi Flyway, which means we […]

An Entomologist’s Take on the “Murder Hornet”
May 7, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Have you heard or seen the term “murder hornet” recently? Of course you have. You cannot get online or turn on a television without the phrase practically screamed at your face. Poorly-worded media reports have generated a large amount of viral and nonsensical hooplah online, and I am here to help set the record straight […]

Excellence in Science and Mathematics Student Scholarships and Teacher Awards
April 8, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Written by Scott Stevenson Through the generosity of the Cockrell Foundation, The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to offer the Evelyn Frensley Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Science or Mathematics and the Wilhelmina C. Robertson Excellence in Science or Mathematics Teaching Award. Four annual awards of $2,000 go to two high school juniors, […]

What’s In A Birthstone?: Amethyst
February 13, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Amethyst is a mineral known for its eye-grabbing violet hue. There are many examples of this beautiful sight within our Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals, but such a cultural influence can be found in other corners of the museum. February’s birthstone has many tales to tell. One of the most spectacular pieces in the […]



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