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All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit @ McKeon Center for Creativity
Jan 25 all-day

*Please call for hours before visiting: 918-595-7339.

Did you know that as many as 50 African American-only communities arose in Oklahoma Territory shortly after the Land Run? This and other facts are featured in two upcoming exhibits that explore the history of African Americans in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit will run simultaneously, Dec. 3 through Jan. 30, with African American Education: From Pre-Statehood to Present. The exhibits take visitors back in time, offering insight into African Americans’ lives and education in early Oklahoma.

As part of the African American Education exhibit, Lifelong Educator Dr. Donnie L. Nero will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020. He will discuss education development, highlighting his personal experiences during the age of school segregation.

The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit is part of the Oklahoma History Center Traveling Exhibit Program. For more information about this program or other traveling exhibits, call 405-522-0780.

Paying for Success: How Social Impact Policy Transforms Education and the Public Sphere @ Central Library
Jan 25 all-day

The year 2020 is one that aims at massive changes to Oklahoma’s educational institutions, its public service sector, and even its governing bodies–changes that proclaim to be “data-driven” and “evidence-based” and that hold out the promise of an efficient, transparent, and equitable future. A new mode of social service finance and delivery – the Pay for Success contract (PFS)  – is at the heart of these changes. This conference gathers together experts in social service finance (the PFS model), Oklahoma educators and policy advocates from PreK through university, journalists, and concerned citizens and parents in order to explore what effect these massive changes will have on Oklahoma’s children, on the quality of Oklahoma’s public services, and on the vitality of representative government in our State.

Program Highlights: 
Wednesday, January 22, 6pm, Tulsa Central Library, Special Address: “Pay for Success Contracts and the Future of Education, Work, and Social Vitality,”
Alison Hawver McDowell, parent, education and justice advocate, and author of WrenchInTheGears.com
Thursday, January 23, 11am, Tulsa Central Library, Special Session and Discussion: “On Oklahoma’s Changing Educational Institutions: from Common Core to Personalized Learning in a Digital Age,” Linda Murphy, Deputy Commissioner of Labor for Workforce Education and Training, and 30-year certified teacher.
Friday, January 24, 11am, Tulsa Central Library, Panel Discussion: “The P20 Pipeline: the Consolidation of Educational Systems from Preschool to PhD,” with panelists from Tulsa Public Schools, the University of Tulsa, and other education institutions serving the Oklahoma area.
Saturday, January 25, Tulsa Central Library, Special Address: “Pay for Success Contracts and the Future of Education, Work, and Social Vitality,” Alison Hawver McDowell, parent, education and justice advocate, and author of WrenchInTheGears.com.
Additional sessions on topics of special interest will be posted on Society of Oklahomans United for Liberty and the Public Good Facebook page.
Free and Open to the Public.
Organized by: Society of Oklahomans United for Liberty and the Public Good (SOULPG)
Snow Leopard Days at the Tulsa Zoo @ Tulsa Zoo
Jan 25 all-day

Save right meow at the Tulsa Zoo! All December and January guests will receive half-off regular admission. Grizzly bears, Arctic foxes, red pandas and, of course, snow leopards love the cold – they playfully romp around snow-covered spaces and even enjoy chilly, snow-free days. Bundle up and save this January at the Tulsa Zoo. Details at tulsazoo.org/pounce 6421 E. 36th St. North. Open all winter 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except during inclement weather.

Eagle Watch and Raptor Rally @ Jenks Pedestrian Bridge and Jenks High School
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:15 am

Tulsa Audubon’s Annual Eagle Watch and Raptor Rally will be on Jan. 25, 2020 from 9:00-12:15 at Jenks High School, Building 6.
Separate programs will be running simultaneously for families with younger children and adults/older children.
Live raptors will be showcased for all.  This is a FREE event for the public!  Please check tulsaaudubon.org for details.
The Eagle Watch will take place on the same day from 8:00-9:00 on the Jenks Pedestrian Bridge.

Go Short, Go Long, Go Very Long @ River West Festival Park
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

With this race, you’ve got options! Join us on Saturday, January 25 for a 5K, 10K, 25K, or 50K along the beautiful Arkansas River! Be sure to register early and claim your spot at the starting line!

This year ALL race participants will receive a long sleeved event tech shirt and a finisher medal.

For more details, visit: http://www.fleetfeettulsa.com/GSGLGVL



Zoo Insider: Foxes (6-8 grade session) @ Tulsa Zoo
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoo Insider: Foxes (6-8 grade session) @ Tulsa Zoo | Tulsa | Oklahoma | United States

From the frigid Arctic to the searing Sahara teenagers will learn how foxes have conquered some of the most extreme environments, including our own backyards. $25 Register at tulsazoo.org/classes

Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E 36th St. North

9 a.m. to noon for 6th-8th grade

1 to 4 p.m. for 9th-12th grade

Eagle Watch @ Chickasaw Cultural Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for the Eagle Watch on Saturday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 25! This special event is a collaboration between the National Park Service and the Chickasaw Cultural Center to highlight this magnificent bird and pay tribute to a U.S. National symbol.

Following the tour at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, join us at 1 p.m. for a screening of the documentary American Eagle and some make-and-take activities for the children.

Make-and-take activities include:
– Bird feeders
– Corn husk dolls
– Construction paper eagles

Enjoy 20% off the Eagle plush toy in our Aachompa’ Gift Shop!

For more information regarding activities at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, please visit the National Park Service website, or call (580) 622-7234.

HAPPY KIDZ COMMUNITY READING TIME @ Jane A. Malone Center in Chamberlain Park
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Movies at the Library: “Toy Story 4” (rated G) @ Bixby Library
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come to the library and enjoy a film about a group of toys reconnecting and working together to save a beloved utensil from the doll holding him hostage. For children of all ages.

Multisensory Saturday @ Crystal Bridges
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore art with all of your senses on this multisensory self-guided tour of the museum’s galleries facilitated by our access and inclusion department. Open for all!

Free, no registration required.

All access and inclusive programs are sponsored by Loreen Arbus, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Starling Family Charitable Foundation.