The Fossil Study Rock  and Living Fossil Trees   

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THINGS OF INTEREST IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

After a morning of hunting Fossils and Minerals there are many other places to visit.

 Tahlequah Tourism

www.tourtahlequah.com

 George M. Murrell Home

murrellhome@okhistory - www.okhistory.org

 The Cherokee Nation

www.cherokee.org

 Oklahoma Scenic River Commission

www.oklahomascenicrivers.net

 Lake Tenkiller Area

www.laketenkiller.com

 Lake Fort Gibson Area

 www.fortgibsonlake.com

Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce

www.tahlequahchamber.com

 

Then visit "The Fossil Study Rock and Living Fossil Trees" at Heritage Elementary. You must check in at the Front Desk during school hours.

"The Oklahoma Mining Experience"

The Oklahoma Department of Mines is offering the Student Outreach Program as a classroom presentation or as a field trip to an active mine site. The program is appropriate for 4th - 8th grades. It will have hands-on interactive activities, as well as question and answer time. The interaction between students and presenters makes this a fun and education presentation. Fact sheets and activity handouts are included. For more information:

Stacy Barnett, Ok. Dept. of Mines - 918-485-3999

stacybarnett@valornet.com - www.ok.gov./mines

Need of funding?
How it Works, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy to help classrooms in need. Public school teachers post classroom project requests which range from pencils for poetry to microscopes for mitochondria.
Charles Best, sketches out a website where teachers can post classroom project requests--and where anyone with $5 can be a philanthropist. Are you a teacher in need of funding? 

NE. OK Beekeeper Association

The group meets ever second Monday each month at 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Wright Christain Academy, 11391 E Admiral Pl, Tulsa, Ok. Contact Dane Strickland for a visit to your school to see the bee's making honey. Dane will give an in depth study on bees. Why honey bees are so important to humans surviving. Contact Dane at 918-698-1741, e-mail dane@owassobeeguy.com. Also look on face book.

Sally Brasel and Dr. Molly L. Yunker

Molly joined the Oklahoma Geological Survey as the Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Her expertise and passion lies at the intersection of Geology and Education. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geological Sciences from Case Western Reserve University, where she completed a thesis on the interdiffusion of metals at high pressures and high temperatures. Her Ph.D. is in Science Education from the University of Michigan, where she studied the design an

development of science curricula that integrates the outdoor learning environment. Molly spent two years as a Fulbright Scholar and postdoctoral researcher in Israel. She has worked collaboratively with scientists, researchers, educators, and the public to bring earth science concepts to people of all ages. You can reach her at 405-325-7313 and yunker@ou.ed.

 Also on Face Book.  web address: www.ou.edu/ogs/education/Educopps.html .

SCIENCE PRINCIPLES IN ACTION!

Discover how science affects your everyday life on the Science Floor! From optics and resonance to balance control, magnetism and airplane wings, every object you use functions because of science. 

 Understand how bridges are constructed by building your own Catenary Arch and learn how you can easily move a 400-pound weight with little effort with Resonant Pendulum.

 What is bigger than a city bus and taller than

a two story house with a head that spans 3 feet with dozens of seven-and-a-half-inch-long teeth? Don’t worry; our Camarasaurus is an herbivore. It won’t nibble on you as you sleep.

Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole

Welcome to a favorite family destination! We’ve created a special place where children of all ages come each year to explore a world of fun through interactive play. As you explore our website, be sure to Take a Virtual Tour. You’ll discover our hands-on award winning museum and outside play area. Look at our What's New!section for updates on fun things happening. And don’t be a stranger; we’d love to hear from you! Just Contact Us!

FIELD TRIP & GRANT INFORMATION

Elsing Museum

God's Natural Art Museum 

Your thoughts - how rare, how beautiful! God, I'll never comprehend them. I couldn't even begin to count them anymore than I could count the sands of the sea. Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you! Psalm 139:17-17 MSG
The Elsing Museum comprises an extensively rare collection of some of the world's most amazing gems, minerals, natural art, Indian artifacts, oriental artifacts, and much more. A visitor's first glimpse of the museum makes it clear that many years of dedication and careful selection by Mr. Willard Elsing has resulted in an irreplaceably unique exhibit. Visit www.elsing.oru.edu for information on operation hours and field trips.

Sam Noble Museum

Have your students missed out on visiting the Sam Noble Museum due to lack of funding? We offer a variety of funding opportunities.

Click here for more information on field trip funding opportunities!

Check Out Our New Educator's Guide!

This guide will introduce you to the many programs we offer to visiting school-aged groups and resources for educators.

OK Grants for Field Trips

Type the above into your browser and this will open up a list of grants. Schools has to apply for the grants. Since school budgets are real tight (now even tighter) contact your local rock club to see if they can help after all grants has been approved.

Financial Supports & Grants

Oklahoma  Energy Resource Board

www.oerbhomeroom.com

 Fossil Fuel Fund Application

http://education.snomnh.ou.edu/fossil-fund-application

 Target Field Trip Grant

https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trips-grants

 Jasmine Moran Children's Museum

www.jasminemoran.com

 Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2019

monarchwatch.org

Research - Purple Martin

www.purplemartin.org/research

Monarch Watch

www.MonarchWatch.org

face book

Okies for Monarch, Monarch North for more information