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We can’t ignore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: World Ocean Day aims to raise concern for plastic pollution
June 10, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

I once heard there is an island of plastic the size of Texas floating in the North Pacific. Turns out this is just a myth. The truth is much, much worse. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is not an island. You can’t stand on it or walk across it. It’s more like a cloud of […]

Meet Boo and Hiss the Cockrell Butterfly Center’s Newest Additions!
November 7, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

The Cockrell Butterfly Center is excited to announce that we have two new residents. Hiss and Boo the latest additions to the Cockrell Butterfly Center. “Boo” and “Hiss” are baby green tree pythons, and they are on display in the “lizard crevice” next to the large aquarium on the main level of the rainforest.  That […]

A Nature Walk through Hermann Park
April 29, 2009 · 2 Comments

Wax myrtle is a tree that is eaten by the 5 species of exotic walking sticks that we have here in the Cockrell Butterfly Center, as well as some of our grasshoppers and other herbivores. Recently, while trying to catch dragonflies (don’t ask), I stumbled upon not one, or two, but tons of these trees in Hermann […]

Museum Educators Open House — January 24th is just around the corner!
January 8, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Well, it’s 2009 and it’s almost time for the Museum District’s Museum Educators Open House on Saturday, January 24th! MEOH is always a fun day for us at the Houston Museum of Natural Science where we get to collaborate with other Houston Museums to put on a big event for area Educators! The HMNS will […]



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