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Comanche Nation College Hosts HS Science Camp

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COMANCHE CO., Okla_ High school students took the fields of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge this week, in search for an endangered animal: the Horned Toad.

It's a science camp for 9th- 12th graders, put on by the Comanche Nation College. They've studied larger animals in the past like horses, buffaloes, etc., but this year it's the Horned Toad, which we learned is not really a toad at all .

"It's a horned lizard," Comanche Nation College's Todd McDaniel said. "We're expanding it a little today. We're looking for colored lizards today."

McDaniel said the students found four out of five lizards this week and tried to do DNA tests on them. The biggest challenge, though, was getting the little critters' mouths open.

The college is able to host these camps thanks to a partnership with Oklahoma State University.

"Involvement like this leads a lot of students to pursue science careers," OSU Professor of Zoology Dr. Donald French said.

The science camp is funded by the National Science Foundation.


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