LEAP into Science - Wind training at Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS)

Public event
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
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Baker Wetlands Discovery Center
1365 N 1250 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-838-4090

The Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) will host a training for Library staff and educators on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum named Leap into Science Workshops. This event will be held at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center.

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. 

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 next spring.
  • 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 during the last week of February.
  • 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 who participates in Leap into Science will receive:

  • A 4-hour in-person 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

Please use the Commitment Form to apply for a wind kit (one per library, school or organization please).

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. 


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