Leap into Science with Wyoming Afterschool Alliance!

Educators are invited to bring this exciting curriculum into your programs!

Get involved with Wyoming’s newest science endeavor! Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum with the National Girls Collaborative Project 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. Learn more at leap.fi.edu.

So that educators can easily fit a training session into their busy schedules, workshops were held in conjunction with three statewide conferences: Wyoming Library Association and Early Childhood Conference were held in August. Wyoming Afterschool Alliance will host the third training opportunity on Tuesday, October 1 from 12:30-4:40pm at Little America in Cheyenne – prior to the 11th Annual WYAA State Conference on Afterschool Programs. Click here.

Using the Wind Curriculum as a platform, attendees will be introduced to the full LeapInto Science ecosystem.

Educators are invited to bring this exciting curriculum into your programs! Using the Wind Curriculum as a platform, attendees will be introduced to the full Leap Into Science ecosystem. Attendees will receive $350.00 worth of materials and books — most materials are reusable, except for some cheap refills like straws, pencils, paper, sticks. Upon successful completion of the training, participants will be part of the National Girls Collaborative Project and connected to The Connectory for resources and tracking trainings. They will also be on a private Facebook page for Leap educators.

Wyoming’s Leap Into Science leadership team includes WYAA Director Linda Barton, along with Wyoming State Library School Library Consultant Paige Bredenkamp and Wyoming Alliance for Environmental Education Executive Director Susan McGuire. Download a flyer for more information. Click here.