Monday, March 28, 2011

Bring Science & Literacy Program to Your Afterschool Site

The Franklin Institute has teamed up with the Free Library of Philadelphia to offer an exciting and innovative program that combines hands-on science and literacy skill-building. According to their website, LEAP into Science aims to: 
  • Increase the capacity of influential adults for science teaching and learning;
  • Increase the capacity of libraries for science teaching and learning;
  • Understand the ways in which science and literacy can be connected in order to promote children's and families' engagement in both of these areas. 
The program is currently looking for ten new museums, afterschool sites, libraries, and all other organizations who may be interested in bringing the LEAP into Science to their communities. Programs who are accepted will convene in Philadelphia, PA this July with sites where the program is currently happening to discuss findings and be trained in program resources and evaluation techniques.

Interested in applying? Check out their website for more information and application details. 

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