NORMAN — The deadline is approaching for middle and high school students to apply for summer science scholarship programs sponsored by the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.
Applications for the 2013 Whitten-Newman ExplorOlogy Program will be received through March 22. Space is limited, so students with an interest in science are urged to apply now.
Participants in the Oklahoma Science Adventure and the Paleo Expedition will work with museum scientists in the field to learn more about zoology and paleontology. There is no cost to students who are accepted.
ExplorOlogy programs are “all about giving Oklahoma students and teachers the opportunity to experience real science through field time, excavating fossils rather than just reading about them or seeing them on TV,” program coordinator Jes Cole said.
Paleo Expedition is a paleontology field experience for Oklahoma high school students in grades 9, 10 and 11. Twelve participants are selected for a 15-day residential adventure June 9-23.
The first week includes paleontology basics at the museum and traveling to Oklahoma geological and paleontological field sites.
During the second week, participants travel to a paleontological field site in the state's Black Mesa region, where they will implement the skills they've learned.
Students in grades six through eight are eligible for Oklahoma Science Adventure, a program July 7-13 that features explorations of Oklahoma forests, streams, ponds and fields in search of frogs, fish, insects and fossils.
Fourteen participants are selected for the Oklahoma Science Adventure.
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Applications and information about both programs are available online at www.