Krebs eighth grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City. The students began the day by participating in a forensic STEM lab where they learned about the evidence used to the arrest and convict the guilty parties involved in the planning and execution of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Students also participated in a self-guided tour through the museum as well as the outdoor memorial. Students learned about the significance of each memorial, which represents the location and the names of those who lost their lives in the bombing. Students not only learned about a time in Oklahoma history, but most were emotionally impacted by the stories of those who were involved in this historic event.
The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in 2017, and will serve more than 3,000 students in 39 area schools for seven years.