Nat Geo’s Young Explorer visits El Paso this weekend

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the miniCAST Conference targeting science, technology, engineering and math educators will host National Geographic Young Explorer, Alize Carrere.

Carrere will share her love of travel and the environment with 200+ educators. She is passionate about sharing stories and pics from her fieldwork, inspiring young minds to love science. She will share fieldwork exploration from her visits to Madagascar, Cuba, Croatia, Galapagos, Palestine, Panama, Norway, and India.

The “Night at the Museum” social on Friday will feature Brian “Fox” Ellis, who is an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, and naturalist. He will characterize John James Audubon in his theatrical performance.

Educators as well as non-traditional teachers (volunteers and home school parents) will learn and network with representatives from UTEP, the El Paso Zoo, Master Gardeners, even robotics experts who will pass on their knowledge and passion for science, technology, and engineering and math concepts.

miniCAST will be held Saturday, October 3, 2015 8-3pm at the Hut Brown Middle School. To attend the conference, go to, and go to the yellow link “Click on “Registration”.

The $75 fee includes an invitation to the Friday Night Networking Social at the El Paso Museum of History, Saturday lunch, the two fabulous speakers, and a complimentary one-year STAT and TCEA membership.

Sponsors and hosts include the Science Teachers Association of Texas, Region 19 ESC, The Texas Regional Collaborative, and The El Paso and Anthony Independent School Districts.