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Inspiring a Love of Nature and Science for All of Ventura County
Join us for our monthly evening STEAM speaker series in Santa Paula with scientists sharing engaging stories from outer space to the deep ocean, and everything in between!
UPCOMING SPEAKERS IN 2023
Dr. Dijanna Figueroa - Marine Scientist and STEAM Educator
Melissa Baffa - Executive Director, Ventura Land Trust
Rey Soto - CA Master Beekeeper and Native Advocate
Mireille Vargas - Ventura County Sustainability
Science educators Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins stand behind their triceratops skull at the couple's ranch south of Santa Paula. The two want to launch a science museum for kids in Santa Paula...
We have outreach programs and curriculum kits for schools. Our outreach programs include large assembly presentations for up to 200 students at a time, ranging in subjects from paleontology, oceanography, energy & technology, and biodiversity & agriculture. We also have many focused activities for individual classrooms. Our curriculum kits aim to provide materials and complete units for classroom use.
Our traveling STEAM exhibits visit other schools, science centers, and museums here and abroad. At Leap Lab Farms we fabricate exhibits locally. All exhibits will come back to Ventura County once we've secured our building site..
Getting people of all ages into the field to experience hands-on science is essential to our success. We’ve been digging dinosaurs annually in Wyoming for 30 years and take crews of all ages to join us. We’re building a world-class collection of fossils for our science center. We will also be hosting sailing expeditions to understand and explore ocean conservation issues. Inquire to learn more.
Leap Lab Farm
We design, 3D print, and fabricate exhibits in our workshop, curate fossil collections, and utilize our 15 acres to demonstrate permaculture farming techniques.
Leap Lab aims to bring a science center to Ventura County to engage local communities in science literacy and self-reliance. Donations will help support a) the delivery of STEAM education to 20 school districts, serving approximately 140,000 K-12 students. b) providing equity and access to science c) Preparing future generations to lead with solutions and innovation in an increasingly complex world.
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