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 Trio of STARBASE Educators to “Leap Into Science” 
Posted 1/28/20


Photo of Geralyn Roussel, Karah Reeh and Mary IrvineThree educators at STARBASE Louisiana will soon be packing their bags and traveling to Philadelphia where they will “Leap into Science.”

Bossier Parish teacher Geralyn Rousell, along with fellow STARBASE educators Mary Irvine and Kara Reeh, are members of Louisiana’s State Leadership Team for Leap into Science, a nationwide program that is a part of The Franklin Institute. The initiative is also affiliated with the National Girls’ Collaborative Project and the Institute for Learning Innovation.

Leap into Science integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages three to 10 and their families. They empower informal 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. The trio will receive training to begin educating other teachers in the spring.

STARBASE Louisiana is one of only four organizations within the state participating in this initiative and these three educators will be bringing back knowledge our Bossier Parish students will be soaking up soon.