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Community Outreach

Public events & resources for community members and K-12 teachers and students

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Check out our fun, educational events and resources for teachers, families, and students. 



Summer Camps

Give your middle or high school student a sneak peek at college life – from residence halls to classrooms to research labs—and help them to explore different science majors and careers!

Camps are 4-5 days with overnight stays on the Blacksburg campus. View the itenary for details of each camp.


Teacher Professional Development

Earn professional development points with our FREE workshops designed for 8th-12th grade science teachers.

Summer Workshop: June 18-20, 2024

Resources for K-12 teachers

Departments/Areas of Interest


Massey Herbarium: The Massey Herbarium is the largest herbarium in Virginia with over 115,000 specimens of vascular plant, fungi, bryophytes, and lichens.

Biological Sciences Outreach Program (SOuP)

SEEDS-Blacksburg Nature Center: A partnership between the Town of Blacksburg, the Routinely took CCF interns and guests into the field to receive hands-on experience with our research, including conducting avian surveys, nest searching, and measuring nestling hornbills in nest boxes.


Fun and flashy chemistry demonstrations

Youth Exploring Science (YES) Day camp


Geoscience Museum

Fossil Unwrapping Party

GeoFair and Mineral Sale

Public lectures

Demos & hands-on activities


Blacksburg Math Circle

Math competitions



Teacher professional development workshop

Physics and Astronomy

Nicholas R. Anderson Observatory


QuarkNet at Virginia Tech



Physics demonstrations and hands-on activities



VT Autism Clinic and Center for Autism Research

The Child Study Center

The Psychological Services Center