Rattan ninth and 10th Grade GEAR UP Students Tour Hochatown Animal Rescue Center and Petting Zoo

Rattan ninth and 10th grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Hochatown Animal Rescue Center and Petting Zoo. Students were led through buildings with stops that included interaction with the animals. Workers spoke about the conservation efforts to save animals abandoned by people or their mothers. Students had the opportunity to hold and pet several animals, such as Ball pythons, deer, foxes, opossums, chickens, horses, goats, baby alligators, and donkeys. Staff answered the students’ questions about how the different animals came to the rescue and their natural habitats. Students ended the trip with lunch at Grateful Head Pizza Oven and Tap Room in Broken Bow. 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.
Rattan GEAR UP students recently visited the Hochatown Animal Rescue Center and Petting Zoo. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Madison Buchanan, Andrea McDaniel, Donaven Davis, Jamie Jones, Terri-Jo Taylor, Mackenzie Sims, Delaynie Ross, Hannah Southard, Abby Jacobs, Sydnee McCoy, Sidnee Barnett, Kaidan Roberts, Chloe James, (row 2) Tynli McCarty, Zoey Ray, Abbie Sorrells, Sierra Moore, Nichelle Gallant, Guillermo Gallegos, Brason Janoe, Travis Smith, Logan Smith, Trenton Ayers, Will Self, Laniey Dunlap, Moriah Tollett, Mariana Soto, Zayda Penner, (row 3) Ben Janoe, Cutter Teague, Dakota Nelson, Jullian Soto, Tricity Armstrong, Keegan Robertson, Rylan Hedrick, Beckett Bailey, Travis Turner, Charles, England, Skylar O’Reagan, Clayci Carter, Gracie Sam, Brianna Schaffer, Layla Nicholson, (row 4)Hailey Pitt, Haley Gantt, Christian Hickman, Alisha Williams, Dakota Logan, and (back row) Zachary Chambers.

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