Leap into Science Virtual Training

Feb 11, 2021 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Utah Afterschool Network, STEM Action Center, and Utah State Library Division are hosting a virtual training on Leap into Science Lights and Shadows workshops, and we want you and your organization to join!


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.


By attending this training, you and your organization will become a Leap into Science partner! As a Leap into Science partner organization, you are committing to:

  • Scheduling and leading at least three (3) Leap into Science workshops for children and families living in underserved rural or urban communities by fall 2021.
  • Posting each workshop to The Connectory, a searchable directory for STEM programs across the country.
  • Leading Leap into Science activities during National Leap into Science Week (June 7-13, 2021).
  • Completing a workshop report following each workshop.
  • Participating in quarterly calls with other trained educators in your state.
  • Completing an annual survey and possible interview.


Each organization that participates in Leap into Science will receive:

  • This 2-hour virtual training on high-quality science and literacy curriculum and facilitation strategies for two or more educators
  • Ongoing support during program implementation as part of a Leap into Science National Network
  • Access to the national Leap into Science leadership team and online resources
  • A curriculum and materials kit (valued at $300)
  • Web-based training on new curriculum themes in subsequent years

Leap into Science is funded by National Science Foundation, and led by The Franklin Institute and The National Girls Collaborative Project. Visit the Leap into Science website for more information about this program.

Spots are limited and registration will close when full.