On December 9, HMNS at Hermann Park will close at 4pm

Clean-up Crew

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Get to know the hardworking insects and types of arthropods which keep our world clean – nature’s very own clean-up crew.

Without this hardworking army of insects, bacteria, fungi, and other animals, Earth would be a much different place! Meet the important consumers vital to our ecosystem’s balance – decomposers, scavengers, and detritivores.

Then, uncover the secrets of decomposition, while investigating how decomposers help forensic scientists break down crime scenes.

Find out why dung beetles rock (and roll), and learn why cockroaches are awesome, with a visit from our clean-up crew!

Recommended for 3rd Grade and above


Download TEKS-based curriculum below.

These documents include specific TEKS correlations, activities to prepare your class for the outreach presentation, vocabulary covered in the presentation, and activities to reinforce what students have learned.


Pair with other programs in an Outreach Package!
  • Add on a Wildlife On Wheels program and a presentation of Docents To Go: Oceans to create an Animal Adaptations package! Take a tour around Texas by focusing on Texas wildlife, Native Americans, renewable energy, and the stars over the Lone Star State in the Traversing Texas package! Or, focus on forensics with the Crime Scene Exploration package by adding a ConocoPhillips Science On Stage Cool Chemistry presentation!
HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277


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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Hours
Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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