Leap Into Science

Oregon is one of six states participating in the third year of a 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 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.

LEAP Project Profile 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.

Register below for this years training on Light & Shadows. These virtual trainings are provided for free and if you meet the criteria, you can also get a kit of supplies for implementation.  In order to be eligible for a kit, participants must be a first time LEAP implementation site, 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. 

Year 3 Trainings: Light & Shadows

  • February 17th, 6-8pm 
  • March 3rd, 10am-12pm 
  • May 26th, 6-8pm

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 Greta.Bergquist@state.or.us

Year 1 Completed Trainings

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