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Savanna GEAR UP students tour the SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology

Thirty-two GEAR UP students from Savanna recently traveled to Oklahoma City to tour the SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. The museum is a unique, one of a kind educational experience that focuses on the form and function of the skeletal system with hundreds of skulls and skeletons on display from around the world. The tour began with an introduction to osteology given by Museum Manager Kathryne Thorne. She explained the difference between extant which is still existing and extinct which is not existing. Thorne explained the process of cleaning and assembling the skeletons. She showed the students a current carcass being

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Savanna GEAR UP students tour East Central University

Twenty-six GEAR UP students from Savanna school recently traveled to Ada to tour East Central University (ECU). The seventh and eighth grade students began the day in the Estep Room inside the Bill S. Cole University Center with a brief introduction to ECU and collegiate life given by Admission Recruiter Claudio Harvey. Harvey asked the students if they had previously toured a college and explained what they could expect to see on campus while at East Central. He then gave a brief overview of college life including admissions, scheduling and dorm life. Harvey was joined by Student Guides Sidney Lyons

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Savanna GEAR UP students tour the Oklahoma Aquarium

Thirty-two GEAR UP students from Savanna Public Schools recently traveled to Jenks to tour the Oklahoma Aquarium. The 6th and 7th graders explored the aquarium and visited the eight exhibits including the sites that focus on invertebrates, Oklahoma species, Ozark habitats, a coral reef, and sharks. Students enjoyed visiting the Sea Turtle Island exhibit which is home to two 300-pound loggerhead sea turtles, reef sharks and other tropical fish. The 56,000-gallon tank is surrounded by a boardwalk and can be experienced from three viewing levels-including an underwater observation station for children to view the exhibit from within the water. Another

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