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Important Update:

Due to inclement weather, UCO will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 28. All classes, including virtual classes, and activities are canceled. Offices are closed.

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UCO requires all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear a mask on campus when around others, both indoors and outdoors, and practice physical distancing of at least six feet when possible. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 symptoms, has been directly exposed to COVID-19 or has tested positive, fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services.

There are many different opportunities for all ages to serve, lead, and learn at the Selman Living Laboratory. Our motto is Service, Learning, and Leadership. From small children to older adults, our programs provide opportunities for all. Our learning programs seek to develop leadership skills. If you have suggestions for activities or for more information about these opportunities, please contact  Brandon McDonald, Manager of the Selman Living Laboratory.

Research Opportunities

  • Ichthyology Study
  • Microbiotic Crustal Community Study
  • Mixed-grass Prairie Vegetation Study
  • Archeology
  • Tiger Beetles & Moths
  • Bats

Astronomy

At the SLL, we have two astronomy domes and several telescopes available to us. The SLL has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Starcreek Astronomical Society to assist in astronomy education. 

Project WILDgroup activity at Selman

Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students. For more information on Project WILD you can visit  UCO Wellness Center's Project WILD.

Blue Thumb

Blue Thumb is a water pollution education program of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission's Water Quality Division. The goal of Oklahoma's Blue Thumb Program is to protect water resources against nonpoint source pollution by empowering citizens to protect water quality. For more information about Blue Thumb, visit their webpage.

Quail Forever of Oklahoma

The Central Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever is dedicated to the conservation of quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education, and land management policies and programs. Visit Quail Forever for information on chapters outside of Oklahoma.

Boy Scout and Girl Scout Opportunities

Possible Projects

  • Working on part of nature trail
  • Laying cement for the sidewalks and widening existing sidewalks for improved accessibility
  • Building drainage swales
  • Building raised bed gardens for native plants around the trails and buildings
  • Anything else you may come up with. We are open to suggestions!

Other Opportunities

The SLL is developing a curriculum for middle and high school students. Please contact Brandon McDonald to schedule a visit or for more information.