Lynx Student-Docent Meetups

Our next Lynx Student Docents Meetup is December 3
RSVP required: email by 5 pm 11/30
Lynx December Meetup Flyer

Are you interested in gaining a unique and valuable exhibits and educational experience?

The Lynx Student Docent Program is for students interested in the history of science, educational outreach, and exhibit-based learning. The University of Oklahoma’s History of Science Collections is a world-class collection, and one of the most extensive in the United States. Students involved in the program will develop communication skills, attend workshops, and engage in object-based learning in the museum environment.

Students will have an opportunity to lead tours for all age groups and participate in the behind the scenes work of exhibit development, special collections, and archives. Students will also participate in monthly workshops focused on professional development. The skills that the students learn in the monthly workshops will transfer easily across institutions and disciplines, and will provide a unique set of experiences that will enhance a resume or CV. We anticipate that students might choose to lead tours once or twice a month, and attending a monthly evening workshop lasting about two hours, so the time commitment is not overwhelming.

At the first meetup on November 5, we will collaboratively decide the topics of the workshops and how they can serve both students and the broader community. We can address a wide variety of topics, ranging from using ancient instruments in educational settings, to book preservation, to grant writing. All input is welcome, as we would like to tailor the monthly meetups to the interests and needs of the individuals. 

Contact us for an invitation to the Canvas course, where we will provide all materials and information. 

Questions?  Email or call 405/325-2760. Follow us @lynx_open_ed.  


  • Monday, November 5, 6-7:30pm 
    Introduction / Who are we?
  • Monday, December 3, 6-7:30pm 
    Docent training / Methods and techniques for leading tours
  • Monday, January 28, 6-7:30pm 
    Life Sciences Exhibit / Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Monday, February 18, 6-7:30pm 
    OER Workshop

Location:  Ptolemy's Tea House, 5th floor, Bizzell Memorial Library, OU, Norman.  Directions and hours.   Parking.

Cost is free.  OU Libraries, connecting people.

NASA Space Grant Consortium pre-service educators
participating in a Lynx workshop
for the Mission to Planet Earth mentorship program.
Courtesy Dorinda Risenhoover.