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NASA continues to experiment with hydroponics to provide astronauts aboard the International Space Station with fresh vegetable sources.

Aquaponics in STEAM: Building an Agricultural Ecosystem for fish and plants from 2D to 3D Collaborations and Engagements- Prairie View A&M University: Whitlowe R. Green College of Education and John B. Coleman Library

Aquaponics in STEAM: Building an Agricultural Ecosystem for fish and plants from 2D to 3D Collaborations and Engagements

Prairie View A&M University: 

Whitlowe R. Green College of Education and John B. Coleman Library
Presented by:​
Dr. Beverly A. King Miller , Ms. Kimberly Gay​
Ms. Fadumo Hussein, Ms. Taiya Edwards & Ms. Noemi Martine


Free Classroom Aquaponics Lesson Plan For STEM fun

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School Aquaponics | The Aquaponic Source

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Grades K-12


On-site session




3:30 PM, Thursday 8 Feb 2024 CST (1 hour 30 minutes)


Space Center Houston - JLINC- Lab 2   Virtual session

The virtual room join links will be shown here a few minutes before the session start time.

The virtual room is expected to open at approximately 3:05 PM CST.

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Presenters will include faculty and students leading an interactive session creating a takeaway aquaponics model that includes fish and plants. NASA continues to experiment with hydroponics to provide astronauts aboard the International Space Station with fresh vegetable sources. We will explore aquaponics as a type of hydroponic system.

Beverly King Miller

Beverly King Miller


Prairie View A&M University

Assistant Professor of Science Education

Kimberly Gay

Kimberly Gay


Texas A&M University- Prairie View A&M University

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Academic Reference and Instruction Librarian II

All I need is your PPT that discusses slides engaging the audience about the STEM teaching curriculum, state and national standards, textbooks, unconventional methods to teaching STEM. Your STEM history.. have slides with resources to share with the attendees as well- create no more than 5-7 slides.  

I want you to feel confident like I am that our presentation is ready to go. We will connect with the students at dinner Wednesday night to walk through our talking points we will call it a working dinner. I want the students to enjoy the conference and have fun- Plus, Wednesday we need to head over to the space center to register and check in so we do not need to worry about those action items on Thursday.

 Early check in is Wednesday from 1- 5 pm >>

Do you have a wheel cart that is big enough for all the kits? We need to gather that type of equipment before we leave campus on Wednesday to head to the hotel.

 We can start on Monday sending an email with the restaurants to the students to find out where they would like to eat… I will defer their pick and go where they want to go. Restaurants in the areas of the Zip Code 77058

  1. Applebee’s
  2. Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant >>
  3. Pappas Seafood >>
  4. Chilli’s >>
  5. IHOP >>
  6. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse >>
  7. Pappasito's Cantina >>

At our working dinner we will outline

  • Contacts- get everyone’s cell number in our phones.
  • Know everyone’s hotel room number.
  • Bring your personal conference schedule of what events/programs/workshops you plan to attend- so we will know the whereabouts of you.
  • Plan our dress attire for the presentation Thursday at 3:30 pm
  • Students- agenda during the presentation- they will serve as the ambassadors to showcasing to the attendees the k-12 pedagogy styles of teaching STEM/ STEAM  since they are education majors- they will just share their goals in classroom management and help with conducting the ice breaker activity/passing out the gifts/ and the raffle for the kit- I do not want them doing the heavy stuff in our presentation you and I got that under control
  • Meet-up times at least three-times per day: Hotel- free breakfast/travel to space center, lunch and dinner
  • Need to know what the students want to eat- any food allergies- so we can pick restaurants for Thursday- Friday and Saturday
  • Technology- laptops to hook-up to their presentation devices
  • Give-a-ways
  • Make sure the students have signed in for the lunches
  • Go over the outline conference agenda- >>

Space Center trip 2024 presenting Notes

Our presentation is only an hour and 30 minutes long

  • 2-7 minutes introduction
  • 5-15- teaching activity lead by the students (STEM and Agricultural and Aquaponics)
  • 15-20- minutes Dr. Miller and teaching standards for STEM classes, curriculum, test, state, and national rubrics
  • 10- the aquaponics model
  • 15-20- minutes Ms. Gay and connecting the librarian to your STEM and Agricultural and Aquaponics research K-12 and beyond
  • 10 Q&A

First 30 minutes teaching STEM: curriculum standards, teaching pedagogy, teaching STEM at the city, state and national levels, STEM classroom engagement… remember you get the first 30 minutes to talk about STEM teaching noting how you put it in your teaching to students who want to be teaching on the STEM side. You will share your expertise in this subject area. Use 7-9 slides covering this topic. 

The next 20 minutes the students talk about being up and coming K-12 educators and how they would teach STEM lessons. They do not need to have any PPT slides. This section is called Enrichment Engagement-Perspectives from Education Student Leaders. They can showcase the kit as a classroom activity. 

As far as the agriculture and aquaponics information, you can take those slides out because I got you covered on that section I put all that information into my 30 minute presentation which I will talk the last 30 minutes as the librarian for agriculture, food and natural resources. I will share my expertise in this library research area 

We will yield the last 10 minutes for Q&A

SEEC 2024 Presenter information

Angela Case
Program Coordinator
Office: +1 281 244 2149
1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058 USA

SEEC 24 Overall Agenda Space Center Houston Texas Conference

2024 Space Exploration Educators Conference


Wednesday, Feb. 7th 

11:30-3:30 p.m.                          Pre- Conference Dive session

11:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m.                   SEEC Crew Session (invites only)

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.                          Early bird check-in

                                                   Explore Space Center Houston

2:00-3:15 p.m.                            Pre-conference tour (TBA)

6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.                   SEEC Crew Reception (invite only) 


Thursday, Feb. 8TH

7:00 a.m.                                    Check-in begins at Space Center Houston 

7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.                  SEEC 101 (A must for all new attendees to SEEC) in the Mission Briefing Center 

8:00 -9:30 a.m.                        Welcome address and keynote in Space Center Theater –TBA

9:30 a.m.                                   Exhibit Booths Open 

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.                     First session (90 min) offsite session (60 min)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.             Lunch 1 buffet in Special Events Building

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.                      Lunch 2 buffet in Special Events Building

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.                        Second Session (90 min) offsite session (60 min)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                        Panel (60 min)

3:30-4:45 p.m.                          Tours (60- 75min)

5:00 p.m.                                  Exhibit Booths Close

5:00 p.m.                                  Buses run to hotels.

6:00 p.m.                                  Evening event -TBA 


Friday, Feb. 9TH

7:30 a.m.                                  Doors open for conference.

8–9 a.m.                                  Keynote- (Space Center Theater – TBA)

9:00 a.m.                                 Exhibit Booths Open 

9:30-11:00 a.m.                        First session (90 min) 

11 a.m.–12 p.m.                       Lunch 1 buffet in Special Events Building 

12–1 p.m.                                 Lunch 2 buffet in Special Events Building 

11:45–12:30 p.m.                   Panel (Mission Briefing Center) (45 mins) 

1:15 p.m.                                  Exhibit Booths Close 

1:15–2:45 p.m.                         Second session (90 min) 

3:15–4:45 p.m.                         Third session (90 min) 

4:45 p.m.                                 Dismiss (buses run to hotels) 

6:00 p.m.                                 Buses pick-up 

6:30 pm                                   Banquet Doors Open 

6:45 p.m.- 11 p.m.                   Banquet Begins, includes dinner and dancing to a live band. 

8:15 p.m. -10:50 p.m.              Bus run to hotels. 


Saturday, Feb. 10TH

8:00 a.m.                                 Doors open for conference.

8:30-9:30 a.m.                         Panel (Mission Briefing Center) (60 min) 

10–11:30 p.m.                         First session (90 min) 

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.             Lunch 1 buffet in Special Events Building/ Speaker in MBC 

12:30–1:30 p.m.                       Lunch 2 buffet in Special Events Building/Speaker in MBC 

1:45–3:15 p.m.                         Second session (90 min) 

3:45–5:00 p.m.                       Keynote – (Space Center Theater) (75 min) 

5:00 p.m.                                 Dismiss 

5:15 p.m.                                 Conference Help Desk closes

Head of Reference and Information Services Department, Librarian II

Kimberly M. Gay: SEEC Registration

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Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 11:21 AM
To: Gay, Kimberly <>
Subject: [2024 Space Exploration Educators Conference] Registration confirmation - Early Onsite Registration


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Hello Gay Kimberly,

This is your Early Onsite Registration registration confirmation for 2024 Space Exploration Educators Conference. Your registration was completed by Beverly King Miller.
Confirmation code: 8D556A03D

Organizer message:

Thank you for registering for SEEC 2024 

Once session selection is open you will need to go onto the site and choose the sessions you wish to attend in person. In-person sessions have limited seating available. 

We are going to be releasing the tours slowly to make sure everyone gets a chance to sign up for one. New tour times will be released every Monday at 6:00 pm CST until the week prior to SEEC. Please be aware that our foreign national attendees will need to fill out and send in an additional form to attend any tours taking place at Johnson Space Center. 

You can also download the App “Grenadine Event Guide” and use the event code SEEC24 to view all SEEC sessions, registration info and other vital details.

We are excited that the conference is being offered as a hybrid event. Those attending in-person will also have the virtual components available to them for viewing On-Demand virtual sessions will be accessible after the original session presentation completes, to accommodate those that cannot attend live. Links to the recording will be on the session information page after the live event is over and attendees both live and virtually will have access to view the recorded sessions until December 31, 2024. 

Be sure to keep up to date on all the exciting announcements for SEEC 2024 and meet your fellow space educators on our Facebook page: SEEC Facebook group

Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued for this hybrid conference. Registration is transferable to another person. Extreme situations may be considered. 

Image Release: Your registration grants Space Center Houston permission to use the registrant’s voice, image, and likeness, in whole or in part, in any broadcast, transmission, reproduction, photograph, video and/or audio recording or in any promotional material. Your registration also grants Space Center Houston permission to send informational and marketing emails to the email address with which you registered.

If you have any questions, please e-mail:

We look forward to seeing you in-person and virtually this coming February.


Space Center Houston

Event information:

2024 Space Exploration Educators Conference
When: 11:00 AM, Wednesday Feb 7, 2024 - 5:00 PM, Saturday Feb 10, 2024


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