A dozen Glynn Middle School seventh graders earned an opportunity to get a hands-on medical lesson thanks to a recent partnership between College of Coastal Georgia and the county public school system.
The 24 middle schoolers each completed an illustrated class project, earning them a unique field trip to the Nunnally Health and Science Center on the college campus recently.
Pupils from Victoria Klahn’s science class each selected an animal to compare to human anatomy and systems, learning about skeletons, circulation, breathing and genetics.
Accompanied by Klahn and class paraprofessional Geraldine Dock, class members participated in a series of multi-disciplinary activities, including simulating x-rays with craft supplies led by Sarah Hartman, assistant professor of education; touring the radiology lab and viewing examples of x-rays with the guidance of John Eichinger, program director for radiologic sciences at the college; constructing DNA models with the help of Joyce Tate, clinical assistant professor of nursing and coordinator of nursing labs, and college students Mary Leitzel and Hali Thornton.
They also experienced the life-like simulations of different heart and lung sounds in the SimLabs.
The field trip was organized by Lydia Watkins, assistant professor of nursing and program coordinator for the bachelor of science in nursing, School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Brunswick News