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Fermilab's Batavia site is currently closed to the general public.

  As a precautionary measure related to COVID-19, the entire Fermilab site in Batavia is closed to the general public. This includes access to the walking/bicycling paths. All public events and tours are canceled, postponed or held remotely until further notice. We appreciate your understanding.
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Volunteer Opportunities: Speaking to Student Tour Groups

Other Volunteer Opportunities

The Education Office hosts middle and high school tours throughout the year. A highlight of their tour is the time spent with a scientist or engineer.

As a volunteer, you can make science and scientists approachable. Here Ralph Pasquinelli of the Accelerator Division is talking to students from the St. Louis area. These conversations can make a big impression on the students. Look at these "before and after" portraits and comments middle school students made.

Your interaction with college students can alter a student's career. At Fermilab, you can give them a sense of what life is like for a professional scientist or engineer. Depending on the group, you can be more technical in your discussions than you would be with middle and high school students.