Whitesboro GEAR UP seniors visit the Bodies Revealed Exhibit
WILBURTON, OK (Sept. 20, 2017) – Whitesboro GEAR UP seniors recently visited the Oklahoma City Science Museum to see the Bodies Revealed Exhibit. Students got an up–close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other life–sustaining systems of the human body. Whitesboro students had an in–depth educational look at our amazing bodies and the way they work.
Many of the whole body specimens are presented in athletic poses that allowed the students to better understand their own everyday motions and activities. Whitesboro students were able to see specimens that illustrated the damage that can be caused to organs by habits like lack of exercise and smoking.
According to the Premiere Exhibitions Inc., the human bodies in the exhibit are preserved through a technique called polymer preservation. The process permanently preserves human tissue through the use of liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The result is a rubberized specimen, preserved to the cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body's many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs.
Whitesboro students had the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback to the employees working the exhibit.
“Educational tours are an important part of Eastern’s GEAR UP program,” said GEAR UP Educational Coordinator Tara Stevens.” The students had a first–hand look at the human body and how it works.”
The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State GEAR UP. Participating schools take two field trips each academic year—one to tour a college or university and one that is cultural/educational in nature.
Whitesboro GEAR UP seniors at the Bodies Revealed Exhibit. Front row: Levi Odom, Braeden Richardson and William Grinstead. Back row: Kacey Ludlow, Tori Culley, Ashley Moore, Savanah McCray, Reba Ludlow, Amanda Harjo, Trenton Lanning, Alexander Trufford and GEAR UP Education Coordinator Tara Stevens.