Students in middle and high school with an interest in science may apply now for the 2016 ExplorOlogy program at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.
Participants in the Paleo Expedition and the Oklahoma Science Adventure will work with museum scientists in the field to learn more about biology, paleontology and other natural sciences. There is no cost to students who are accepted. Application deadline for both programs is March 25.
Paleo Expedition is a unique paleontology field experience for Oklahoma high school students currently enrolled in grades nine, 10 and 11. Space is limited and the application process is competitive.
Twelve participants will begin their 15-day residential adventure, scheduled June 5 through 19, with scientists from the Sam Noble Museum. The first week will include learning paleontology basics at the museum and Oklahoma geological and paleontological field sites. The second week will include amazing paleontological work in the Black Mesa region of Oklahoma, where students will explore the present and past ecosystems with paleontologists, while learning basics such as mapping, GPS navigation and camping survival.
Students in grades six through eight can apply for Oklahoma Science Adventure, scheduled July 10 through 16, where they will have the opportunity to make new friends, explore Oklahoma landscapes and enhance their knowledge of the natural world.
The program selects 14 participants from across Oklahoma. Students begin outdoors, working with scientists on field research projects.
Oklahoma Science Adventure enhances students’ leadership and teamwork skills. The program will conclude with an overnight stay at the museum.
Applications and information about both programs are available at samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/programs/explorology, by calling 405-325-8879 or emailing explorology@snomnh.ou.edu.