Leap into Science - Tempe
The Arizona State Library, Arizona Science Center and the Yuma County Library District are collaborating to host educator trainings on Leap into Science Workshops.
Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program empowers educators to offer workshops in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings.
All library staff and other informal early literacy educators are welcome to attend these trainings. For those interested in education beyond the one-day training, Leap into Science also offers an opportunity for participants to become an Educator and receive more extensive materials, ongoing support and the opportunity to become part of a national network of Educators. In order to be eligible to become an Educator, participants must:
- Lead at least three workshops per year for children and families
- Lead an event during National Leap into Science Week (last week of February)
- Participate in quarterly calls for trained educators in your state
- Complete brief online surveys after each event and at end of program year
Educator are also eligible to receive one set of curriculum and a Leap into Science: Balance kit. To apply to receive a Leap into Science: Balance kit please complete the Commitment Questions here. (Only one application per organization/branch.)
Visit the Leap into Science website for more information about this program. Leap into Science is funded by National Science Foundation, and led by The Franklin Institute and The National Girls Collaborative Project.