Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
This is an annual event held in the spring. The local ACS section teams up with other organizations for an "Earth Day Festival." This event is typically held on the Promenade at the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus. Several ACS booths (5 last year) are visited by about 1000 area middle school and junior high school students. From 10 to 20 local volunteer conduct a variety of activities showing where chemistry occurs in every day life. Volunteers perform demonstrations of chemical reactions. In other cases the volunteers supervise students as they conduct their own hands on experiments. A variety of small gifts with a "Chemists Celebrate Earth Day" theme are handed out.
Volunteers find this event highly rewarding.
Local memeber who would like to participate in Chemists Celebrate Earth Day please contact event coordinator, Dr. Orofino (Dick) Gaglione, OGGAG@aol.com