Off-site programs

Three options are described below.  Decide which one best meets your needs and complete the Docent request form.  Then contact Barbara Niccum at 405/325-2760 or bniccum@ou.edu

1. Invite a docent to bring an Activity Program to your school classroom

Can't arrange a field trip for your class to see the Galileo's World Reprise exhibit?  Let us know if you would like to invite a docent to come to your class instead!  OU Lynx docents are available on a limited basis to bring an hour of exhibit-related activities to your classroom.  Our priority in Fall 2016 is an interdisciplinary set of activities for 3rd grade students relating astronomy and art.  Alternative programs are possible by special arrangement. 

  • Ages: 3rd grade and up
  • Size:  Ideally 15-30 students, depending on the format and nature of activities.  Larger classes are possible; contact us to arrange a workable plan appropriate for your group.
  • Cost:  There is no fee for these events.
  • Materials:  Consumable materials printed or supplied by host; non-consumables brought by the OU Lynx.

2. Invite a docent to make an Exhibit Presentation for your community group

Choose from any of 20 virtual tours.  These 30-minute presentations feature high-quality images from the books on display in any of the 20 specific galleries of the Galileo's World exhibition. Each presentation explores the question for reflection associated with each gallery.  To choose the virtual tour you want to request, start by surveying the "Gallery at a Glance" pages.  Each Gallery at a Glance page includes its associated question. Presentations may also combine two related galleries into one larger survey, or divide more complex galleries in order to focus exclusively upon a smaller section (e.g., just "Galileo and Anatomy" rather than all of "Galileo and the Health Sciences").

  • Ages: Mature youth and adult.
  • Size:  Any.
  • Cost:  There is no fee.
  • Venue:  These are image-rich presentations which serve as a virtual tour.  The only thing missing is the aroma of old books!  Therefore, it is important that seating allows everyone an excellent view of the presentation.  The host will provide a large screen or blank wall for projection of the slide show.  The docent will bring a laptop with an HDMI or appropriate connector.  The docent will bring a data projector if needed.

3. Invite a docent to lead an Activity Program for your community or homeschool group at a library or place of your choosing

  • Ages:  Families, middle-school, youth and/or adult.
  • Size:  Depends on the format and nature of activities.  Activity programs may require rsvp, due to the hands-on nature of the activities.
  • Cost:  There is no fee for these events.
  • Materials:  Consumable materials printed or supplied by host; non-consumables brought by the OU Lynx.

 

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