Adult Leader Training
Research & National
- Board of Directors
Adult Leader training shows participants how to:
informal science activities using our guides.
science and play.
simple, common materials to set up experiments and explorations.
questions that will engage a child's natural curiosity.
Leaders come from your community to encourage informal science education
(non-compulsory education) as a lifelong involvement for everyone:
They are parents, teachers, researchers, business professionals,
graduate students and retirees who have college degrees and prior
experience working with children.
provide two types of Adult Leader training.
three-hour New Leader Orientation focuses on our style of informal
science education. Participants learn to lead small groups of
children in a relaxed, inquiry-based environment. Adult Leaders
attend this only once.
materials training workshop is offered prior to each eight-week
session. Adult Leaders are given teaching tips and a complete
box of materials. These workshops typically last one and a half
hours and give leaders a chance to review all of the activities
that they will engage in with the children.
some locations, teachers can receive Continuing Professional Development
units for HOSO training.