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Originally posted June 19, 2012
Elementary school students from Union Public Schools’ Grove and Roy Clark elementary schools will be participating in a Transportation Fair Wednesday, June 20, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The students have been attending a summer learning program called ‘All Aboard’ and learning about various aspects of transportation. On Wednesday, they’ll get an up-close and personal look at a variety of transportation vehicles from the Tulsa Community.
Two areas will be used for the special event near Grove Elementary School, where the summer learning program occurs Monday – Thursday throughout June. On a city of Tulsa lot directly across from Grove Elementary School’s front door, students will visit an EMSA ambulance, a Tulsa Life Flight helicopter, and a nearby Tulsa Fire Truck. Then the 275 students in grades 1 – 5 will walk down the street to the parking lot of the Union 6th/7th Grade Center.
At the 6th/7th Grade Center parking lot, the natural learning curiosity of the kids will be stimulated by a number of vehicles ranging from an Army National Guard Humvee to a US Postal vehicle, a FlintCo construction vehicle, a bus, a wrecker, an electric cart, and police cars representing the Tulsa County Sheriff’s office and the Tulsa Police Department.
In total, the students will get to see between 15 and 20 vehicles from their own community. All of the vehicles are provided by community agencies, partners, and friends of education. The Transportation Fair will reflect both familiar and unfamiliar vehicles to students, and provide a rich learning opportunity long after the vehicles are gone as students reflect the experience in reading, writing, and language development.