Oregon has been selected as one of six states to participate in the first year of a national Leap into Science network initiative. Our state leadership team organizations include: OregonASK, State Library of Oregon, Southern Oregon STEM Hub and Oregon Center for Career Development. The four-year initiative is led by The Franklin Institute, the National Girls Collaborative Project, and the Institute for Learning Innovation, and will be evaluated by the Education Development Center, with support from the National Science Foundation.
Developed by The Franklin Institute, Leap into Science is a nationwide program 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 programs in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings. This evidence-based program will be made available to a limited number of informal educators in Oregon through in-person trainings. Funding for this project allows us to provide reduced cost resources through 2021. You can read more about Oregon Leap into Science Project here.
October 5th Training in Ontario
Training at Beaverton City Library September 20th
Southern Oregon Training on September 14th & 15th
Participants who attend the FREE training will be expected to:
- Complete three workshops by April 2019 (two for youth and one with families)
- Receive one kit of curriculum and materials (valued at $300)
- Receive ongoing support and become a part of a Leap into Science National Network
- Have access to the national Leap into Science leadership team and online resources
- Participate in ongoing evaluation activities (i.e. surveys, interviews, site visits)
Contact Bethany.Thramer@oregonask.org with questions