The OU Academy of the Lynx was established in 2002 as a Friends organization to promote the History of Science Collections and increase its visibility in the central Oklahoma area. Lynx Open Ed is the educational arm of the OU Lynx (see "About Lynx Open Ed"). Through collaborations with educators in the Lynx Open Ed initiative, the OU Lynx is devoted to supporting exhibit-based educational outreach. Lynx Open Ed produces Open Educational Resources (OERs), conducts custom, docent-led class visits, and provides docent programs for students third grade and up at area schools and libraries.
In 2016, OU Libraries received the Oklahoma Museum Association annual award for Museum Education. This was due, in substantial measure, to exhibit educational outreach. Read more about it here.
Make an online donation at the OU Foundation (select History of Science Collections), or make out a check to “University of Oklahoma Foundation” and write “Account #30140-OU Lynx” in the memo field. Mail donations to:
History of Science Collections
University of Oklahoma Libraries
401 W. Brooks, BL 521
Norman, OK 73019
Questions? Special interests? Contact the curator, Kerry Magruder, at 405/325-2760.
Two issues of a newsletter were issued back at the founding of the Academy:
The OU Lynx sponsored several landmark events, as described in the newsletters and various local media. Now, the OU Lynx continues as both a Friends organization and as an outreach effort "collaborating in exhibits-based learning."