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Krebs eighth grade students tour Eastern Oklahoma State College

Twenty-five Krebs eighth grade GEAR UP students and two Krebs Public School staff members recently toured Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. Recruiter Karen Darby met students at the E. E. Tourtellotte Student Center when they arrived on campus and began the tour. Gunning Hall provided students a fun and educational introduction to careers in the medical field. The nursing program offered at EOSC has been ranked number one in the state. Students viewed equipment used in the program including hospital beds, medical mannequins, models, skeletons, and others. Students learned the program is an in-depth program with many nursing students

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Krebs 8th grade students tour the Oklahoma City Zoo

Krebs Public School’s 8th grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Oklahoma City to tour the Oklahoma City Zoo. The tour began at the Rosser Conservation Education Center where Education Instructor Abby Hurt presented the program “Animal Training in Zoos” to the 26 GEAR UP students. Hurt stated animals are ambassadors and assist with saving them. She provided students with valuable information regarding why animals are trained stating it provides mental stimulation, allows the animals to assist with providing services, husbandry (helping them in their day to day lives), assisting with medical purposes as animals do not have the ability

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Krebs 7th grade GEAR UP students tour Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

Krebs 7th grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Oklahoma City to tour the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. The tour began at the Rosser Conservation Education Center. Education Instructor Tess Botkin presented the program “Animal SOS” to the GEAR UP students. She discussed threats to animals including habitat destruction, invasive species, pollution, poaching, and over harvesting, as well as how individuals can assist with conservation. Botkin introduced the students to Mischief, an albino ferret; Java, a marine toad; and Chia, a chinchilla during the presentation. Students ate lunch at the East Room where they were provided pizza and

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GEAR UP Provides Professional Development Services to Area Schools

Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel and Assistant to the Professional Development Coordinator Kathy Ramsey spent several days recently in area schools providing training to their teachers. Topics included Motivational Classroom Management and Poverty in Education (Ruby Payne.) John and Kathy are available throughout the year to provide teacher in-service and training on a broad selection of topics. Frink-Chambers Counselor Donna Curry participates in an exercise during the Motivational Classroom Management workshop presented by GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel. The workshop was provided by Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP grant. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate

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