THINGS OF INTEREST IN CHEROKEE COUNTY
After a morning of hunting Fossils and Minerals there are many other places to visit.
George M. Murrell Home
The Cherokee Nation
Oklahoma Scenic River Commission
Lake Tenkiller Area
Lake Fort Gibson Area
Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce
Then visit "The Fossil Study Rock and Living Fossil Trees" at Heritage Elementary. You must check in at the Front Desk during school hours.
Lunar and Meteorite Disk Program (K-12)
Contact Bridget McInturff, Curation Education Disk Specialist for training from NASA on using the disk.
281-483-3870. She also has information on video conference through Susan Foxworth about NASA and the astronauts.
"The Oklahoma Mining Experience"
The Oklahoma Department of Mines is offering the Student Outreach Program as a classroom presentation or as a field trip to an active mine site. The program is appropriate for 4th - 8th grades. It will have hands-on interactive activities, as well as question and answer time. The interaction between students and presenters makes this a fun and education presentation. Fact sheets and activity handouts are included. For more information:
Stacy Barnett, Ok. Dept. of Mines - 918-485-3999
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Video Conference K-12
Here at JPL we have a studio that allows for video conference connections to K-12 students inside the US.
Lyle Tavernier - Education Technology Specialist
818-354-2702 (v) 818-393-4977 (f)
SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA
Discover how science affects your everyday life on the Science Floor! From optics and resonance to balance control, magnetism and airplane wings, every object you use functions because of science. Take a spin on a computer-controlled, gyro-balanced, giant joystick on wheels on the Segway Course. Explore the science of the gyros that allow a Segway to balance you at Bicycle Wheel Gyro exhibit.
Understand how bridges are constructed by building your own Catenary Arch and learn how you can easily move a 400-pound weight with little effort with Resonant Pendulum.
What is bigger than a city bus and taller than
a two story house with a head that spans 3 feet with dozens of seven-and-a-half-inch-long teeth? Don’t worry; our Camarasaurus is an herbivore. It won’t nibble on you as you sleep.
Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole
Welcome to a favorite family destination! We’ve created a special place where children of all ages come each year to explore a world of fun through interactive play. As you explore our website, be sure to Take a Virtual Tour. You’ll discover our hands-on award winning museum is in part, an imaginary town where children can roleplay in a variety of career opportunities. Another part of our museum is dedicated to self-discovery in the world of healthcare and science exhibitions. See our surgical suite, complete with actual footage of surgery. Our outside play area holds a 12,000 square foot Castle Maze and a train, the SuperSONIC Express! Look at our What's New!section for updates on fun things happening. And don’t be a stranger; we’d love to hear from you! Just Contact Us!
FIELD TRIP & GRANT INFORMATION
God's Natural Art Museum
Your thoughts - how rare, how beautiful! God, I'll never comprehend them. I
couldn't even begin to count them anymore than I could count the sands of the
sea. Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you! Psalm 139:17-17
The Elsing Museum comprises an extensively rare collection of some of the world's most amazing gems, minerals, natural art, Indian artifacts, oriental artifacts, and much more. A visitor's first glimpse of the museum makes it clear that many years of dedication and careful selection by Mr. Willard Elsing has resulted in an irreplaceably unique exhibit. Visit www.elsing.oru.edu for information on operation hours and field trips.
Have your students missed out on visiting the Sam Noble Museum due to lack of funding? We offer a variety of funding opportunities.
This guide will introduce you to the many programs we offer to visiting school-aged groups and resources for educators.
OK Grants for Field Trips
Type the above into your browser and this will open up more grants than listed to the right. Schools has to apply for the grants. Since school budgets are real tight (now even tighter) contact your local rock club to see if they can help after all grants has been approved.
Financial Supports & Grants
Oklahoma Energy Resource Board
Fossil Fuel Fund Application
Target Field Trip Grant
Jasmine Moran Children's Museum
Oklahoma Dept. Of Mines