The Fossil Study Rock  and Living Fossil Trees   

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THE FOSSIL STUDY ROCK &

THE LIVING FOSSIL TREES

The first and second sentences has been on whole due to transportation and sickness. On Phase One we like the Igneous Rock Class, which Dana my classmate is getting ready in Snyder, OK. Then the Metamorphic Rock Class from Marble City, OK. The Sedimentary Rock Class came from a 1/2 mile west of Heritage Elementary. The Fossil Study Rock sign is up.. The dirt pile is ready to dig fossils. The cherry on top of the ice cream would be a FM broad casting system. Then certified as a study site by Sam Noble Museum of Natural History and Northern State University. The 3 living fossils trees and one living fossil plant are in the ground. The students will keep a record on each tree.
The hummers are down in Old Mexico wintering. Check humming bird dot com to see when the first hummers arrives in late February 2018. This should be on the southern Gulf Coast. They should be here around the 21st of April. Check Jorney North for the Monarch migration. The Martin's went south and they raised a full house of young martins. The Blue Birds raised 3 broods this year. The Boys and Girls can feed the birds and kept records on the wildlife. Also the growth of the trees.
Thanks to Supt. Lisa Presley, Randy Underwood and Lacie Davenport for their belief in the project and support.

The Rock a Resources Center for all K-12 to College Level Learning

Hopefully by the Spring of 2018 The Rock will be made part of Northeastern State University studies for teachers. This will give the teacher experience in the outdoor classroom setting. How to use all the resources in setting up an outdoor classroom.

We are working with the area schools to have The Rock an extension of the class room. A place where students can hunt minerals and fossils. Then will have a study sheet to incorporate Math, Science and English aligned with the state testing program. This sight can be used from the simplest math to combinatoric, hyperbolic geometry and alebraic topolopgy. The project will be up dated to meet STEM and STEAM requirement for the students.

Tabitha shows off the Raspberry Shake that records earth quakes(left). The forth line from bottom is the earth quake that happen on 5th of Dec 2017 in Luther, OK (right).

Raspberry Shake Shakes the Robotics Dept. at NSU
Thanks to Dr. Molly Yunker of Oklahoma Geological Survey, University of Oklahoma,  for bestowing the  Raspberry Shake to Northeastern State University in the State of Oklahoma.
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he Raspberry Shake 4D gives people like you the ability to truly observe unseen vibrations that happen all around, as well as the big ones that really shake things up around the world. These Earth movements affect us all in some way or another, the more serious ones hitting the news with increasing frequency. These movements are no longer limited to just “natural” movements such as sinkholes, landslides and earthquakes. Human factors are becoming increasingly more apparent with quarry explosions, nuclear blast testing, deep well waste water injection and fracking, processes that have impacted many of our friends and relatives directly. Recently the Oklahoma Geological Survey acquired 100 Raspberry Shakes for this very reason!.
 

The Magnificent Seven
Al Caiola (Instrumental Magic)
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It has been a year and the seeds from the Wollemi Pine hasn't germinated.
We have read sometimes it takes longer than a year. One lady had through the dirt and seeds in a pile. Forgot about them and went back the next spring to get dirt for replanting and to her surprise the seeds had spouted.
We are looking at buying 2 lives trees that just has come available in the US. If it goes through hopefully we can raise them at NSU green house
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Monarch Project Achieved
The project tagged 8 raised and 2 wild Monarchs.The students at heritage got to see the whole life cycle of a Monarch. Also The Daily Press ran an excellent article about the project.  www.MonarchWatch.org.

It was very exciting when they released the Monarchs that were raised at Heritage. The monarch would fly up and circle then head south to Mexico. It is so amazing how they know the way to their winter grounds.
The Monarch Way Station number is 17336.  Also check out Journey North on face book.