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This section contains talks given by TERRELL WILLIAM 'TERRY' PROCTOR, J.D., your PROCTOR MUSEUM of NATURAL SCIENCE Curator, to various groups. Terry makes presentations to Rock & Gem groups, Scouts, Church groups, Civic groups and a number of other gatherings. These talks call attention to the Proctor Museum of Natural Science, Inc., and various aspects of natural science and related subject matter, depending upon the interests of the group. Terry's talks are stored here so that PMNS members and the public may have access to these talks, if interested. Feel free to read, enjoy, agree, disagree, or just however the talk and mood strikes you. Varying opinions are good and welcomed.

In addition to being Board Chairman, Curator and General Counsel for the Proctor Museum of Natural Science, I was also President of Houston Gem & Mineral Society from 2008 through 2010, Past President in 2011, Archeology Section Vice-Chairman and Board Representative in 2012, former Paleontology Section Chairman, twice First Vice-President and one year the Show Chairman. Hence I have spent a good bit of my life being involved in the fields making up Earth Science.

I have been on and led five dinosaur fossils digs, the first being about a week dig, with famous paleontologist Dr. Robert T. Bakker in Wyoming with Dinamation in 1994. Dr. Bakker is now the visiting Curator of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and had a hand with HMNS President, Dr. Joel T. Bartsch in the the huge increase in size of the Paleontology Exhibit there.

As President of Houston Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. I asked our Board to start an OUTREACH PROGRAM, which they consented to do. HGMS member, paleontologist Neal Immega, and a few other HGMS members along with me, have put on numerous OUTREACH PROGRAMS, many jointly between HGMS and your Proctor Museum.

This Section of the Proctor Museum website is to provide you with the material which was given out at the OUTREACH PROGRAMS which I put on. I don't believe Neal Immega hands out material, but he does take HGMS 'Genie' machines to OUTREACH PROGRAMS so that students can actually grind and polish stones during his presentation. I have done this also on one presentation, sponsored by Texas A & M 'Caring Aggies Mentoring Program--CAMP.

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in the presentations herein are those of your Curator, me, Terrell William "Terry" Proctor, J.D., personally and do not necessarily represent the position of the Proctor Museum of Natural Science, Inc.



Here are some of the presentations made, including the title, date and group to whom the presentation was made. Just click on words CLICK TO VIEW, after the listing, to go to the presentation.

  1. Daniel, Dioramas, Dinosaurs and Destiny--Presentation to New Dimensions Class of Kingwood United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 11, 2007. CLICK TO VIEW
  2. Daniel, Dioramas, Dinosaurs and Destiny--Presentation to United Methodist Men of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 7, 2007. CLICK TO VIEW
  3. The Bone Wars & Paleontologists-Past and Present--Presentation to Houston Gem & Mineral Society's General Meeting on July 22, 2208. CLICK TO VIEW
  4. The Miracle at Cockroach Bay....The Leisey Shell Pit Fossils--Presentation to the Paleo Section of Houston Gem & Mineral Society, June 16, 2009. CLICK TO VIEW
  5. The Bone Wars (2 page handout) presentation to Girl Scouts on July 15, 2009. CLICK TO VIEW
  6. The Bone Wars (4 page handout) presented to Cornerstone Church Cub Scouts on October 21, 2010. CLICK TO VIEW
  7. The Bone Wars (4 page handout) presented to Houston Caring Aggies Mentoring Program for students on October 23, 2010. CLICK TO VIEW
  8. The Bone Wars (4 page handout) presented to Houston ISD's Harvard Elementary Magnet School on April 8, 2011. CLICK TO VIEW
  9. The Bone Wars (4 page handout) presented to Houston ISD's Harvard Elementary Magnet School on December 16, 2011. CLICK TO VIEW
  10. The Bone Wars (7 page handout) presented to Sheldon ISD's Carroll Elementary on April 17, 2012 CLICK TO VIEW
  11. The Bone Wars (4 page handout) presented to Houston ISD's Harvard Elementary Magnet School on December 18, 2012 CLICK TO VIEW
  12. Temporary

Proctor Museum of Natural Science, Inc. and Houston Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. appreciate the approx. 50 letters from students received each year after the presentation to Harvard Elementary on April 8, 2011 and December 16, 2011. The invitation was extended by Barbara J. Smith, a 5th Grade Teacher at Harvard and the other teachers whose classes were present for the presentation. We suspect that Ms. Smith was the motivator for the students to write to us and she is the one who mailed the letters to us each time.

Each letter was an individual expression of the student stating appreciation for our programs and accompanied by the students own drawings of dinosaur, other fossils and Earth Science objects. Most of the students expressed recall of parts of the presentation and many expressed in interest in going into some field of Earth Science in the future for a vocation.

Thanks to all the teachers at Harvard Elementary Magnet School and to all of the sponsors who have invited us to put on this program. We appreciate the letters letting us know how the programs were received.