We're really excited about our first Brown-Bag this Saturday, as it signals a new focus for us on collaboration with educators and prospective docents.
This roughly monthly Saturday brown-bag series is intended for both educators and prospective docents. The brown-bags will feature the opportunity to participate in activities related to the exhibit. Feedback from educators will help us refine them for use in their classroom situations; docents will gain confidence in using them on guided tours. Here's more about what to expect, from our group at meetup.com:
Also, please share this message with any educators or prospective docents who might wish to learn more about the OU Lynx and our educational outreach.
Would you be willing to help us broadcast a call for docents? If you know any friends who have an enthusiasm for learning and sharing with others who might be interested in serving as a docent for Galileo’s World, would you let them know we’re interested in talking with them? Just send them a link to this blog post in an email, or send them to lynx-open-ed.org, or have them call us at 405/325-2760. In addition, I’m more than willing to come to any civic or church group to explain Galileo’s World and to answer questions about the docent program.
Here’s a page on this Lynx Open Ed site about docents, with links to what docents do and how to become one: docents
As soon as we have half-a-dozen or so prospective docents, we’ll organize a docent training program: training
Meanwhile, we encourage any prospective docent or educator to register as a member on the OU Lynx website: members
Thanks so much, and I hope to see you again soon.
Kerry V. Magruder
Curator, History of Science Collections
The John H. and Drusa B. Cable Chair
Associate Professor of the History of Science
University of Oklahoma Libraries
401 W. Brooks, BL 521
Norman, OK 73019