Ouachita Baptist University's Educational Talent Search program recently traveled to St. Louis for its annual Intense Technology Enrichment Program.
Ouachita Baptist University’s Educational Talent Search program recently traveled to St. Louis for its annual Intense Technology Enrichment Program.
The Intense Technology Enrichment Program is a four-day trip that focuses on showing participants technological, educational and cultural experiences outside the area where they live. Students who participate in this program are challenged to view the activities as occasions to have hands-on experiences they could not have at school or at home.
During the four-day trip, students and staff explored the Gateway Arch and were able to overlook the city of St. Louis and the Mississippi River from 630 feet above the ground. The group viewed movie entitled “Monument to the Dream” which showed how the Arch was built.
Day two of the program included tours of St. Louis University, the St. Louis Science Center and Planetarium, the St. Louis Zoo and the St. Louis Art Museum.
On day three, the group participated in a guided tour through the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. The students and staff were able to meet Holocaust survivor Mendel Rosenburg who shared his story of surviving the Holocaust while living and working in two concentration camps. Rosenburg stressed the importance of education and not taking privileges, such as voting, for granted.
Day three also included a tour of the Missouri History Museum’s Civil Rights and Route 66 exhibits. The final tour of the day took place at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
On the final day in St. Louis the group enjoyed a visit to Six Flags.