OERB School Program
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid has been selected by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) to partner with them in their statewide school education program. The OERB is committed to education in Oklahoma and spends millions of dollars annually to provide teacher training, curricula and programs that bring the petroleum industry to classrooms across the state.
As part of the OERB school program, OERB offers free field trips to select museums. “We are thrilled that the Heritage Center has been chosen to partner with OERB in their school education program,” said director, Andi Holland. The Heritage Center’s Dave Donaldson Oil and Gas Gallery is well equipped marking the beginnings of oil and gas production in the Cherokee Strip through its economic importance to Northwestern Oklahoma today. A series of interactive features inform how natural resources are found, the techniques used to collect them and the processes followed to refine them.
The program created by Heritage Center’s Education Department is called Boom and Bust, Natural resources in the Cherokee Strip. “This partnership will allow more students to attend the Heritage Center and learn more about Northwest Oklahoma and the rich natural resources that impact our lives,” said Cody Jolliff, education director. Boom and Bust includes a living history presentation, videos, hands-on program and a guided tour of the museum. Students will also receive a field book to record their experience.
Each OERB museum field trip includes free admittance for classroom teachers and students to the closest, age-appropriate museum. The field trip includes a free energy class or exhibit at the museum and partial to full travel reimbursement for schools or school districts. Currently there are nine partner museums in Oklahoma.
For more information on the Heritage Center’s OERB school education program, please contact our Education Department at (580) 237-1907 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
OERB Teacher Guide