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From tragedy to lesson: Memorial museum creates lab to reach younger Oklahomans

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OKLAHOMA CITY – As many Oklahomans will never forget April 19, 1995, organizers say they are working to help younger generations understand what happened that day and teach lessons learned from the tragedy.

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum opened the ‘Uncover-Discover Lab.’

The state of the art lab is geared toward middle and high school students, a generation who was not alive when the Oklahoma City bombing occurred.

“From one of Oklahoma’s darkest moments has risen a place where light is now being brought by education and learning. This is a state of the art museum technology lab focusing on lessons learned in the Oklahoma City bombing… Hands on learning opportunities, such as these at the Museum, show children and young adults how STEM can be interesting, fun and practical,” said Natalie Shirley, the Oklahoma Secretary of Education.

Students will learn lessons from the bombing including structural engineering and forensics.