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Information Matrix Camp: 2013 Camp --> Tuesday
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Whew! What a day. We started bright and… well, just early, loading the bus at 7 a.m. en route to Perkins, OK to visit the Iowa tribe land. Campers enjoyed learning about the tribe’s eagle rehabilitation and conservatory, participating in pow-wow dances (the Round Dance and the War Dance), visiting the tribal library, and hearing about different preservation initiatives of the tribe.  Tribal members also cooked out burgers and hot dogs for lunch.

Campers meet an eagle

Campers visit a tribal library


After stuffing ourselves, we made our way to the CAMI (Civil Aerospace Medical Institute) special library for The Office of Aerospace Medicine. While at CAMI, we also learned about the safety tests being done to keep civilian air flights safe and protect passengers as well as hearing how the facility researches blood samples in their toxicology department. One of the employees had campers demonstrate how easily it is to be disoriented in flight and why pilots must learn to use the technology available on the aircraft.

Visiting the FAA 

The Devon Records Management department was the next stop on this adventurous day. We saw how corporations utilize the skills in librarianship to keep track of and protect millions of records vital to the company’s operation. Before touring rows upon rows of boxes of information, campers enjoyed seeing the WAVE, a type of forklift, in use. One of the groups also saw a microfiche demonstration.


The last destination of the day was the Moore Public Library, where kids were treated to pizza and soda-- always a crowd pleaser—and a tour. A performance by OKC Improv, a local improvisation troupe, was definitely a highlight of the day. There were lots of laughs and several campers participated either as volunteers for the skits or by providing prompts for the actors/actresses. 

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