Funded by the National
Science Foundation and Cornell University
In-Touch Science workshops train adults or teens to work with
children in grades 3-5 (approximately 8-11 years old). Workshops
vary from 2-16 hours and may be led by the Cornell-based Team
or by anyone who has attended an In-Touch Science workshop.
Should Attend the Training?
Teachers, 4-H leaders, scout masters, camp coordinators, after-school
program staff...any person interested in sharing science with
children. Participants need not have formal science training.
is the suggested workshop size?
The ideal size is 8-10 participants for each workshop leader.
What Will Workshop Participants Do?
Workshop participants practice doing and leading hands-on activities.
These topics are also covered in small/ large discussion groups,
brief presentations, or demonstrations:
- engaging children
- working with diverse audiences
- integrating In-Touch Science into different sites and programs
- understanding the leaderšs role
- collecting evaluation data
- maintaining safety
- managing supplies
- communicating through In-Touch Science electronic mailing
list and webpage