Today’s students are tomorrow’s innovators. That’s why Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry has stepped up to help students, schools and teachers across the state – from elementary schools to the university level.

Oil and natural gas producers and royalty owners, through the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB), have provided resources to nearly 2 million Oklahoma students through its efforts. The OERB has provided free training and curriculum to almost 15,000 teachers. Along with the other various programing, the OERB has dedicated more than $40 million to education in Oklahoma.

“Without teachers, you wouldn’t have doctors or lawyers. I appreciate the way the OERB recognizes that and feeds into education.” –Tearsa Innis, Ben Franklin STEM Academy

Oil and natural gas professionals volunteer their time in Oklahoma classrooms through the OERB’s Petro Pros program. These professionals travel across the state to teach students about Oklahoma’s diverse geography, geology and its oil and natural gas resources through fun and engaging lessons. The program hopes to inspire students to pursue a career in STEM related fields.

Individual oil and natural gas companies — and their employees — are engaged, as well. Devon Energy, GE, SandRidge Energy, and many more have all contributed to programs ranging from STEM initiatives, to donating supplies and volunteering as tutors and reading buddies to Oklahoma students.

Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry wants today’s students to be inspired to become tomorrow’s innovators. Learn more about the industry’s commitment and how you can get in on the action by visiting

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