HPISD Invited to Night at Perot Museum

(Courtesy HPHS Science Festival)
A student conducts an experiment at last year’s Night at the Museum. (Courtesy HPHS Science Festival)

The Highland Park High School Science Festival committee invites all HPISD families to explore the Perot Museum of Nature and Science on Dec. 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for FREE.

Registration is still open for the 1,500 available spots. According to organizer extraordinaire Elizabeth Showalter, they currently have right at 500 registrants, so hop to.

Created last year by the science fest committee, the Night at the Museum is aimed at engaging the whole district in science-related activity and giving HPHS Science National Honor Society students an opportunity for service hours.

According to Showalter, special attention was paid this year to working with MIS/HPMS science department chairs and K-8 specialists to create scavenger hunts and activities for each grade level to fit what is being studied in the classroom.

And y’all, the scavenger hunts have prizes! Elementary students can win gifts for their science labs for completing hunts. Students in fifth, seventh, and eighth grade will receive homework passes, and sixth graders will earn extra credit to replace a low daily grade.

Most of the funding for the evening comes from donations made during online registration, Showalter said.

To register, you’ll need the event code: HP rocks! Don’t forget to print out your tickets at home to avoid lines.

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