Outreach Programs

We offer various workshops for high school teachers and students.

One-Day Summer Workshops

We conduct one-day summer workshops to network with high school teachers interested in introducing their students to research in a variety of disciplines. We also share with the teachers research modules that we have tested which they can use in their classes.

The workshop includes breakfast and lunch for participants (teachers and high school students). Each teacher may bring a few students to the workshop as well. Because of the hands-on nature of the workshop, including at field sites and in the laboratory, available slots for participants are limited.

Contact: George Meindl, PhD
Outreach Coordinator for FRI-SRI
S3-377, phone 607-777-6793

Summer 2020: More information coming in spring 2020.

  • Wetlands Research Experience
    • What is biogeochemistry? Study of the sustainability of Earth systems in the face of climate change and related human and ecosystem health issues. Wetlands are especially vulnerable!
    • What is geospatial remote sensing? Study of natural and archaeological structures using sophisticated hi-tech equipment and analyses across landscapes and beneath the Earth's surface. Think GPS and drones!
  • Neuroscience of Stress
  • GIS Water Quality
  • Cellular Processing

Go Green Institute - Green Roofs

Sponsored by BU, FRI and Binghamton City School District, as "track 2-week 2" of Go Green Institute, for 7th-8th graders. A week of hands-on activities exploring the research supporting the concept of green roofs, and visiting BU's green roofs.

Contact: George Meindl, FRI-SRI Outreach Coordinator gmeindl@binghamton.edu


Alexsa Silva, PhD
Director of Instruction & Outreach
Dept. of Chemistry
S2-123, phone 607-777-3829

Summer 2020: More information coming in spring 2020.