Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Norman Trip

Lauren and I had a very successful day in Norman, Oklahoma today at the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 28. We went up in the morning to meet with Dr. Gary Gress and Mr. Euguene Earsom about Chickasaw National Recreation Area partnering with the Oklahoma Alliance for Geography Education (OKAGE). It was a truly exciting meeting as we learned about each other and what each could offer the other. Our meeting ended with another meeting set up for August 11 at the Park to discuss a spring workshop.

That afternoon, we met with Dr. Timothy Laubach to discuss opportunities for Lauren to connect with the pre-service education teachers at the University of Oklahoma. A lot of ideas were thrown out and copious notes taken. We will be in touch about future meetings.

While it was a little bit of a trek up there, we are very grateful for the time everyone extended to us. A special thanks to Mr. Matthew Hamilton at the University of Oklahoma who helped to set our meeting up with Dr. Laubach. You may remember from an earlier posting that Matt and his family were vacationing at the park during the 4th of July weekend. We got to talking and he has been tremendous in helping us make contacts at the University with various departments. Thank you Matt!