“Once they figure out that those things aren’t going to happen, that people aren’t going to make fun of them, that the people in their class are there to support them, it’s amazing how well they will do and how they can learn,” O’Dell said.
“The inside is so colorful and bright, and that was the mission; we didn’t want a place where you walk in and it’s kind of sad and stark and cold-feeling,” she said.
More than 21,000 dogs and cats entered Oklahoma City Animal Welfare in 2016.
The state includes four Red Cross chapters, all celebrating centennials in 2017.
“Everything he did from the very beginning was to support Tinker and the military presence in Central Oklahoma,” she said.
“I feel it is important to give back to our community, and I find ways for us to do that as a family,” Hernández said. “This is what we do, and it is part of who we are.”
Chickasaw Cultural Center offers several family-friendly festivals during the summer.
The museum offers summer camps for students in grades 1-6.
Museum visitors participate in real-world experiences in hands-on exhibits.
“It has a nice ‘party on the plaza’ feel,” she said.