GE Volunteers Foundation grant supports kids science camp


A grant from the GE Volunteers Foundation is helping to support a children’s summer science program at Binghamton University.

The $8,700 grant will provide funding for the Kids Explore! camp, an inquiry-based science experience for children in grades 1 to 8. The camp, which runs August 16–20, provides hands-on activities for four age levels along specific scientific themes.

Students work with Binghamton University staff and faculty in the field and in the lab to explore scientific investigations. Each program is taught by teaching teams, comprised of University staff, area teachers, graduate assistants and high school interns. Areas that are new, or of special interest to students, are investigated through hands-on simulations, demonstrations, lectures, discussion and/or individual or small group investigations.

The GE Volunteers Foundation is a non-profit public charity that serves as a source of funds for GE volunteer service projects. GE Elfun Volunteers members - and other groups of GE employees and retirees - get actively involved in all aspects of their communities. The Foundation provides a way to make a greater difference with long-term results.

The Kids Explore camp is hosted through the Professional Development and Research (PDR) arm of Binghamton University’s School of Education and Human Development, in partnership with the Vestal School Foundation.

For more information, contact PDR at 607-7774447, via e-mail at pdr@binghamton or visit the camp website at

Last Updated: 9/17/13