Canadian GEAR UP Students Tour Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium

Fifty-one Canadian freshmen and sophomore GEAR UP students recently toured the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium. GEAR UP students received a guided tour of the museum. The guides shared stories of their time in the aviation industry as they explained the aerospace industry through the utilization of an array of visual aids spanning over 12 years. Students toured through the American Airlines MD-80 and competed to land a hot air balloon in one of the museum’s simulators. Last on the tour was the James E. Bertelsmeyer Planetarium. The Planetarium show explored the journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy to experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of “STARS.” Students were left in awe of the Planetarium experience.

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.


Canadian GEAR UP students tour the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Destiny Bell, Nella Nash, Kaylee Dever, River Melton, Grayson Moore, Gavin Wooten, Kimberly Belcher, Angel Williams, Nikita Crain, (row 2) Alaina Senna, Quinna Frank, Shekinah Harrington, Kayleigh Hardin, Ashley Diamond, Teona Billy, April Reiland, Karlie Bell, (row 3) Ava Moreno, Tammanie Anzlovar, Katelyn Woodruff, Sofie Welch, Jadon Snyder, Alfred Garbarini, Lana Sanders, (row 4) JoslynDickey, Seneca Loma, Kirsten Martin, Baylie Gardner, Dasie Graham, Zoe Davis, Alexis Reynolds, Gabriel Hubbard, Brandon, Ybanez, Daniel Howell, Darran Maynard, Evan Melton, (back row) Angeline Albaugh, Grace Shipley, Stetson Peek, Amber Hampton, Brook Davis, Reece Russell, Tommy Sims, Miya Bradford, Blade Davis, Camden Harris, Isaac Smith, Weldon Harrison, Chris Johnson and Dominic Emberson.

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