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

Please note: Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, all in-person College of Science summer programming has been cancelled, including summer camps and the teacher professional development workshop.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but our main concern is the health and safety of our faculty, staff, students, and participants and their families as we work to #FlattenTheCurve. We are planning to move some programming to an online format. Please check back on this page for updates.

Questions regarding participants who already have registered for our camps or other programming can be sent to Victoria Corbin at

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


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


VT Autism Clinic and Center for Autism Research

The Child Study Center

The Psychological Services Center