Workshops & Events

CIBT is excited to share that we will be hosting a Fall Return to Campus- All are welcome!

The link to registration is:

All registrations must be received no later thanMonday October 22, 2018 to allow us to order food and supplies.


CIBT Fall 2018 Return-to-Campus

October 27, 2018

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


8:30 – 9:00  AM          Registration and Breakfast: Registration & Breakfast – Corson-Mudd

                                    Building Atrium
9:00 – 9:15 AM           Welcome. Laurel Southard, CIBT Director. Corson-Mudd, Morrison


9:15 – 10:30 AM         Morning lecture/activity TBA.

10:30 – 12:00 PM      Morning Sessions

           Modeling Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration. Greg Panzanaro, Averill Park
High School.

Nano Ecotoxicology: Deeper Learning Investigation. Elizabeth Wronko, Golisano

                                                                                                                       Institute for Sustainability.

Seed Bombs. Kim LaCelle, Wheatland Chili High School.

12:00 – 1:00 PM         Lunch – Corson-Mudd, Atrium

1:00 – 2:15 PM           Afternoon Lecture:  Monarchs and Milkweed: Coevolution, Chemistry

and Conservation.Dr. Anurag Agrawal, Cornell University
2:15 – 3:30 PM           Afternoon Sessions

                                    Lab of Ornithology Resources. Channa Comer, recent Teacher in Residence
at the Lab of O.

                                      Pickle Autopsy. Jessica Schindler, Greene High School.

Photosynthesis Formula Game. Carolyn Wilczynski, Binghamton High School.

                                      Visualizing BioChemistry:  Hands-on, inquiry-based activities to help students

create models around dehydration synthesis, polymerization, and the world of

atoms and molecules in biology. Becca Allen, Burr and Burton Academy.


Teacher Testimonials

Comparative Skulls

The kids really enjoyed [this lab] and the student guides were perfect– they were able to work through all on their own!

World of Crickets

I used the World of Crickets labs to reinforce the steps of the scientific method, graphing, and to introduce topics for Science Fair projects. The lab worked great; students absolutely loved it—all were engaged the entire time.

What teachers are saying...

CIBT allows me to bring cutting edge research and technology into my classroom to inspire the next generation of scientists. I love CIBT! Thank you for everything you do to inspire teachers and students!

CIBT is so special! I now have access to a wonderful group of people, a library of materials and lessons that I use with hundreds of children. Those lessons, kits, and materials are the favorite of our primary and elementary students, and are requested each year as a part of Science Adventure Day!

Throughout the years of my teaching these workshops have been the most inspirational experiences I have had.

CIBT has been an invaluable resource for me as a new teacher in an extremely diverse population of students. Over 85% of my students are classified as emotionally disturbed and often have a difficult time sitting through mundane lessons without behaviors becoming an issue. The kits supplied by CIBT have bolstered my occasionally boring curriculum and engaged my visual/tactile learners with great models and activities. --Maura Egan-Martin