The Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Rogers County Conservation District and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation held a "Birding From The Classroom" workshop for K-12 educators at the RSU Conservation Education Reserve in Claremore on January 15, 2015. Several educators from around northeastern Oklahoma spent the day learning about birds. This 6-hour workshop introduced methods for identifying birds and attracting birds to the schoolyard or outdoor classroom. It also emphasized how to incorporate bird watching into daily curriculum.
The next workshop will be held at Hackberry Flat, near Frederick, Oklahoma on May 28, 2015. For more information contact Karla Beatty at the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.
The Junior High Science students from Mrs. Skimbo's Science class walked the trails at the Reserve and studied a variety of subjects including soil sampling. This simple procedure not only allowed a "hands on lesson" but later in the week when they began a lesson on ocean sampling they were better able to understand and visulaize the proceudure.