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Meet Your Outreach Presenters


Meet our awesome team of expert educators that works hard to bring the wonders of the Museum straight to you.


Jayme Schlimper

Jayme joined the Museum team in 2015 as a Youth Education intern and has loved every minute of it! She…

Harry Hogeland

After growing up at HMNS and spending years taking homeschool classes at the museum and then becoming a summer employee,…

Sarah Landuyt

After finishing her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Muskingum University (Southeastern Ohio), Sarah worked as a zookeeper and park…


Jeff Cummins

Jeff is the butterfly rearing coordinator for the Cockrell Butterfly Center and has been with the museum since 2017. He…

Jennifer Moore

After being a lifelong visitor, Jennifer became a part of the museum team in 2016, starting off in visitor services,…

Russell Hinote

Russell volunteers for Docents To Go and is also an instructor in the Scouts@HMNS Program through the HMNS Education Department.…


Celeste Castro

After receiving a biology degree from the University of Texas, Celeste worked a variety of jobs reflecting her love for…

Lauren Davidson

Lauren joined the Cockrell Butterfly Center in 2010 as a Butterfly Entomologist. She keeps the butterfly center fully stocked with…

Melissa Hudnall

Ever since she held a tarantula for the first time, Melissa knew this was the job for her. Aside from…


Christine Battan

After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Christine began working with HMNS and its education animals in 2003. Her skills…

Nancy Greig

Nancy has been the director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center since 1994. Rainforests are her favorite habitat, so teaching about…

Kelsey Friedemann

Kelsey is a presenter for several outreach programs, assists with overnight programs, and coordinates family events at HMNS. She says…


Erin Mills

Erin Mills is the Director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Entomology from Texas…

Carolyn Leap

Carolyn created the ConocoPhillips Science on Stage program in 2005 and has worked as a teacher at HMNS since 2002.…

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

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Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
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