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Cameron GEAR UP students visit UAFS

Cameron eighth and ninth grade Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently toured UAFS (University of Arkansas Fort Smith) in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Students were greeted by Admissions Officer Megan Gabbard, and then began their tour in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center (CC). Gabbard spoke with students about the importance of considering location, cost, time, and finances when exploring potential colleges. Students learned the CC is where offices such as Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar are located, and which role each department has for students at UAFS. Students also toured the Lion’s Den, which is a housing option primarily

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Cameron GEAR UP students tour The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium

Twenty-six Cameron GEAR UP students recently traveled to The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. Upon arrival, students were greeted by volunteer and Vietnam Veteran Doug Hill. The first stop was a hot air balloon display. Originally called smoke balloons, Hill explained that the balloons were once made of canvas and sealed with beeswax to seal the pores of the fabric. The balloon was inflated from heat of a nearby fire which was covered by metal to contain the heat and smoke as it traveled down a covered trench and up into the balloon to inflate it. Once inflated,

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Cameron GEAR UP students tour Eastern Oklahoma State College

Cameron 7th and 8th grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Wilburton to tour Eastern Oklahoma State College. Eastern Oklahoma State College is a public community college offering associate degree and certification programs. Students visited the nursing department, radio station, science department, the library/administration building, and student center. Recruiter Karen Darby led the tour and spoke to the students about the importance of college and the opportunities that Eastern can provide because it is close to home and has a low student-to-faculty ratio. Students began their tour in the nursing department in Gunning Hall. Darby explained how the nursing students

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Cameron GEAR UP students tour the Oklahoma Aquarium

Twenty-four Cameron 6th and 7th grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Jenks to visit the Oklahoma Aquarium. Students were given a personal tour of the Aquarium by Education Specialists Michelle Zarantonello including some “behind the scenes” looks. The tour began in the Shark Adventure exhibit which is home to ten bull sharks and three nurse sharks. The tank itself is made of acrylic which is four inches thick. While acrylic can scratch more easily than glass, it is stronger than glass. Students learned that these sharks are fed twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, which is frequent compared

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