Leap Into Science

Oregon is one of more than a dozen states participating this national Leap into Science network initiative. Our state leadership team organizations include: OregonASK, State Library of Oregon, 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 is being 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 informal educators in Oregon through OregonASK provided trainings. Funding for this project allows us to provide reduced cost resources through 2021. 

These virtual trainings are provided for free and if you meet the criteria, you can also get a kit of supplies for implementation. Eligible programs will receive a free kit of materials to support activities. Participants should work with youth ages 3-10 years old (or some portion of those ages), and agree to implement 2 youth ‘workshops’ and 1 family workshop using the supplies provided. 

 Contact if you are interested in training on Light & Shadows. 

Year 3 Trainings: Light & Shadows

  • Spring 2021-Winter 2022

Year 2 Completed Trainings

  • April 6th at Gilbert House Children’s Museum 
  • April 13th at Linn Benton Community College – Registration Coming Soon
  • April 17th & 20th Oregon Library Association Conference – Participants must attend at least a portion of the conference to sign up for the training. If you have questions, you can contact

Year 1 Completed Trainings

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