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Moran Ecoteen Summer Volunteer Program

Learn, Grow, Inspire, from One Generation to the Next

The summer Moran Ecoteen Volunteer Program is our largest high school volunteer program. Rising 9th-11th graders apply to the program and fill a vital role at the Museum in the Summer Camps @ HMNS program and in the museum exhibit halls.  As a volunteer you will have the unique opportunity to interact with Museum staff and visitors while participating in natural science activities.  The Museum offers a wide variety of experiences providing practical and hands-on science experiments.

Ecoteens learn skills that can enhance future resumes, applications, and careers; and enjoy learning and forming friendships with other teens who have interests in diverse areas of natural science.

Moran Ecoteens assist teachers and work with enthusiastic young campers in the Museum’s summer science camp classes.  Some Ecoteens are also trained to give exhibit hall presentations using Museum specimens and artifacts and engage visitors of all ages.

The Summer 2022 Moran Ecoteen application deadline has passed. The application for Summer 2023 will be posted in December 2022

General requirements for consideration: Interested applicants for summer program must…

  • Be entering 9th to 11th grade following fall
  • Be between the ages of 14 and 18 while in the program
  • Commit to a two-week session of summer volunteering
  • Complete the application process once it is available
  • Have the consent of a parent/guardian to participate this program

The Moran Ecoteen Program is funded through the generosity of The W.T. and Louise J. Moran Foundation.

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
(979) 553-3400

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