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  • Birds of the Day- A Biodiversity at Home Field Study

    As the climate changes in Maryland so do the birds that can live right here in Prince George’s County. The Howard B. Owens Science Center staff invited students in any grade level to participate in our “Birds of the Day: Biodiversity at Home Field Study” to help find out what kinds of birds are living in Prince George’s County Maryland for a 10 day field study in June.  This study has now come to a close for the year.  We are anticipating, repeating this study again next May.

    Thank you to everyone that participated in the Bird's of the Day: Biodiversity at Home Field Study.

    The results are available to view.
    The results are available to download.

  • Registration Information

    We look forward to serving you during the SY20-21 school year. We wish all students, staff and our community all the best. The HBOSC staff

    HBOSC is exempt from ADMIN PROCEDURE 6153.

  • Professional Development

    Check back for possible Virtual Professional Growth Opportunities in the Summer or early Fall.

    Check here for great  professional learning opportunities for PGCPS teachers.

    To attend any of these PLO events, unless otherwise stated, 

    • you must be a current PGCPS teacher
    • you must register in MyPPS
  • Online Instructional Resources

    The HBOSC staff miss seeing our wonderful students and teachers at the center.  Many of the pre and post visit materials can be adapted for activities to use during online instruction. These activities can be accessed within each program description. Also check out these additional online resources.

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  • Contact Us

  • 9601 Greenbelt Road
    Lanham, MD 20706 

     Tel: 301.918.8750
    Fax: 301.918.8753  

    Program Administrator
    Traketa Wray

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  • Upcoming Events

  • PP Shares Night Sky 2
    • Planetarium Patty Shares a Look at the Night Sky in Prince George's County

      Taking a few minutes outside?  Want to know what to look for in the night sky this week? Join Planetarium Patty from HBOSC as she shares a few of the nightly and early morning wonders to check out in the sky over Prince George's County.  

    • HBOSC Planetarium Virtual Astronomy Programs

      Have you missed the HBOSC Friday Night Planetarium Programs? Wait no longer. 

      The Ancient Engineers Of Chaco Canyon
      Come join Planetarium Patty in exploring the ancient Puebloan ruins of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Use the archaeological evidence provided to decide for yourself if the design of the sites was random or intentional. Use planetarium software to explore the astronomical alignments and determine what special astronomical events would have been visible to the residents of Chaco Canyon at the height of its civilization. This program runs about an hour long and can be found at the following link:

  • 40TH Anniversary-Memory Lane