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Outreach Programs

We offer various workshops for high school teachers and students.

Wetlands Research Experience

We conduct a one-day summer workshop to network with high school teachers interested in introducing their students to biogeochemistry and/or geospatial remote sensing and the potential careers in these areas of research. We also share with the teachers research modules that we have tested which they can use in their classes.

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!

Summer 2019: Workshop will be Saturday 13 July from 9 am to 4 pm at Binghamton University.

The workshop includes breakfast and lunch for participants (teachers and high school students). And a stipend for teachers of $30 per hour for an eight-hour day. 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

Go Green Institute - Green Roofs

Mon-Fri 15-19 July 2019: 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


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



Related Links

  • Go Green Institute
    Summer two-week program for "clean, sustainable energy" sponsored by BU and Binghamton City School District
Go Green 2017 video (6 min)


Last Updated: 6/12/19