Gaylord News

Small districts in Oklahoma feel effects of teacher walkout

Kayla McCullough

April 10, 2018

The Oklahoma teacher walkout has come to a close, and now schools are feeling effects of missing class. For some smaller school districts, like Geronimo Public Schools, the need to make up school hours has had a tangible impact on teachers and students. Bill Pascoe, the principal of Geronimo High School,...

New drones aim to help Oklahoma scientists predict severe storms

A drone the Oklahoma Mesonet team is testing sits on a table at the Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station. (Purcell, Oklahoma, March 15, 2018)

Kayla McCullough

March 26, 2018

The Oklahoma Mesonet is working on adding drones to their toolbox in order to better predict severe weather and tornadic storms. When completed, the 3D Mesonet project will consist of a drone that rises into the air at set time intervals and takes measurements of the atmospheric conditions. The data...

Seismometers in schools help education, professional scientists

Cheyenne Middle School students Emmaline Ferguson and Austin Vinall demonstrate how the Raspberry Shake picks up data from students jumping on the ground.

Kayla McCullough

February 14, 2018

 Across Oklahoma, small earthquake-measuring technology is being put in primary schools to aid in the education of students and research for geologists. A “Raspberry Shake” is a small computer/seismometer combination that is placed in a school or other public place and hooked up to a monitor. It...

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