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Sixty-three teachers receive free classroom supplies at workshop in Blanchard

Sixty-three teachers now have hundreds of dollars of classroom supplies and hands-on activities after attending an energy education workshop sponsored by the people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas at Blanchard High School.

Hosted by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB), the workshop instructed teachers on how to use one of nine energy-related curricula in their classrooms. The curricula provide teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade Oklahoma-based, real-world applications to supplement their existing lesson plans, including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts.

Thru Tubing Solutions provided lunch for the attendees and volunteers from EOG Resources were on hand to answer questions.

Thru Tubing representatives and family cooked a free lunch for all of the teachers and staff.

Sarah Ruiz, with EOG Resources, answered questions from teachers.








Upon completion of the workshop, teachers go home with a curriculum guide and a free kit of classroom equipment and supplies, worth up to $1,300. The materials, which range from graphing calculators and graduated cylinders to pencils and rulers, provide a much-needed boost in classroom resources.

Kara Simpson teaches biology and environmental science at Blanchard High School. She said she would recommend the OERB workshop to other teachers.

“The OERB workshops help provide needed classroom materials that last for years,” said Simpson.All of the materials and training are voluntarily funded by the people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas. Supporting education and investing in our future leaders is a core mission of the industry, which funds the efforts of the OERB.

For more information on the OERB’s education programs, or to sign up for a workshop, visit and click on the “Workshops” tab.