The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum has partnered with the Oklahoma City Public School District to launch a new education program at the Memorial & Museum. The program, Called2Change, will allow every Oklahoma City ninth-grader to experience the memorial, museum, and Inasmuch Foundation Uncover-Discover Lab for free.
“We chose ninth-graders for a special reason,” said Kari Watkins, Executive Director, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, “after visiting the Memorial and Museum and learning the lessons of the bombing – resilience, remembrance, hope, responsibility, vigilance, along with STEM curriculum, students will have the opportunity to spread these messages in their community and at home.”
Thanks to generous grants from OGE Energy Corp., ONE Gas, and AT&T, as well as the partnership between the School District and Memorial & Museum, Called2Change will be able to reach more than 3,000 students.
As for the Inasmuch Foundation Uncover-Discover Lab, reactions from educators at the announcement of the new education program were positive.
“The STEM lab was amazing,” the ninth- and 10th-grade counselor at Harding Charter Preparatory High School, Shyanne Gatrost, told The Oklahoman. “We got to look at different evidence and place it in different categories. That was very interesting, and I loved the hands-on part of it.”
Called2Change – Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Hands-on History Lesson: Museum Helps Take Teaching of Bombing Story Beyond Classroom – Kyle Schwab, The Oklahoman