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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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
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