Educator Events



Educator Workshops (full listing below)

Get ready for Science + Engineering! The Leonardo’s workshops for K-12 educators offer strategies for teaching science, engineering design, coding and more! Earn up to two relicensure points for attending.

While you join us for a Saturday workshop, children in your immediate family (up to 4 members, ages 5-12) are invited to participate in our FREE Youth Activity. Pre-registration is required.


Field Trip Previews (full listing below)

Thinking of a field trip to The Leo? Utah K-12 educators are invited to experience The Leonardo’s exhibits for FREE. Education staff members will be on hand to discuss the exhibit and field trips. Earn up to two relicensure points for attending.

These are informal events; you may arrive at any time after 6 pm and stay until the museum closes at 10 pm. Each registered K-12 educator may bring one guest for free. Pre-registration is required. Bring your K-12 educator ID!

Educator Workshops

Changing Perspectives: Combining Earth Science and Art (5 Relicensure Points)

Explore the earth from new perspectives, and even make your own. This arts-integrated science curriculum trains teachers to help students students explore the world from the perspective of a bird, plane, or satellite. Take this new perspective and make your own work of art using a shadowbox and collage. This workshop is designed for 4thgrade teachers, but all are welcome. Pre-registration is required. Attending teachers can receive 5 relicensure points.

Dr. Wendi Laurence is an expert in STEAM education. She currently works in a SLC school, contracts as an education consultant, and teaches graduate courses at Portland State University. Wendi’s research is based on using visual tools to help students develop their understanding of STEAM topics.  She is a former NASA AESP educator and the 2016 NSTA Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator awardee.

  • Saturday, May 6th, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • Teacher registration, click here
    • Youth Activity registration, click here


Field Trip Previews

Preview what your students can experience on a field trip to the Leo! Already planned a field trip? Come to a preview to plan exactly what you want your students to learn and experience. The Leonardo will host a field trip preview at the start of each school semester and at the opening of each new exhibit.

Fall Semester and for the new Woman/Women exhibit:

  • Friday, September 15th, 2017, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Teacher registration, click here

Spring Semester

  • Friday, January 26th, 2018, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Teacher registration, click here