Wyoming Joins Leap Into Science

The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (WYAA) has announced a new partnership with Leap into Science, a national program targeted to underserved rural communities.

The Wyoming State Library is proud to be involved in this effort. Our School Library Consultant, Paige Bredenkamp, is on the state leadership team for this project, along with WYAA Director Linda Barton and Wyoming Alliance for Environmental Education Executive Director Susan McGuire.

Leap into Science is a series of evidence-based curriculum and training resources that integrate open-ended science activities with children’s books for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program is designed to take place in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings. The program has been developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum and supported by the National Girls Collaborative Project.

Learn more about Leap into Science. For questions on this or on other school library issues, contact Paige at paige.bredenkamp@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6331.

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