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Rainforest Day - Jerrie Cobb

Today we’re grabbing our boots and maybe even an umbrella for Rainforest Day! We love the rainforest and all it has to offer so we’re going to explore it as much as we can. Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Jerrie Cobb! Her hometown is Ponca City, Oklahoma. Cobb earned her pilot’s license at 17 years old and was a certified instructor by 21! She played semi-pro softball for the Oklahoma City Queens to save money to buy her own plane! Cobb became the first woman to complete NASA training in 1959, but was unable to become an astronaut because women weren’t allowed at the time. Cobb served as a consultant for NASA, but her primary focus was flying regularly to the Amazon rainforest to assist the people living there. You can learn more by reading Jerrie Cobb’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

Rainforests are fun to explore and home to lots of animals! What animals do you know of that live in the rainforest? Share with us at info@oklahomahof.com!

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Movie Time! Have you ever been on to a rainforest? You can experience just that in Ferngully: The Last Rainforest! You can stream it now. This awesome cartoon also takes us on a trip through the rainforest!

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Storytime! We should never stop learning, right? If I Ran the Rain Forest helps us learn so much about the rainforest! You can hear it read aloud too.

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Arts & Crafts! The rainforest has all sorts of crazy animals that live in it! You can make your own crocodiles or snakes with these awesome crafts. You can also make these fun origami frogs!

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Make & Eat it! We need food that’s easy to eat on the go for our hike through the rainforest! These chewy granola bars are perfect! Craving something sweeter? Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, has all kinds of awesome on the go snacks!

Listen to it! This playlist was made just for our trip into the rainforest! Listen to this awesome rainforest kids playlist while we make our way through the forest.

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home exploring the rainforest! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Rainforest Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

We'd love to see the art you make! Share with us by emailing your name and a picture of your project to info@oklahomahof.com. We can't wait to see your awesome crafts!

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