2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2012 8:36 PM by Julann Miller

    What are you doing to spread the word?

    Ruth Woodall

      It is our duty as Ambassadors to help spread the word about Chemistry.  What are you doing to spread the word? Would you take a few minutes to list some of the things you are doing to celebrate chemistry during NCW?  We can use some best practices small or large events or celebration ideas. Nashville is doing the following: Expanding Your Horizons event for Girls Classroom vists Community outreach in malls, parks, senior citizens and at the Nashville Flea Market Career lectures at Univerisites Proclamations from Governor and Mayor in more than one city in our local section Distributing materials to middle and high school teachers Parent Workshops Teacher workshops Student member events   Ruth Woodall

        • Re: What are you doing to spread the word?
          Joan Coyle

          Great post.  Keep up the good work.

          • Re: What are you doing to spread the word?
            Julann Miller

            San Diego Section will hold our National Chemistry Week ( Chem Expo) event at the public Balboa Park.  This venue is a former world exposition area with museums, gardens and many community events.  Each year we have the San Diego School District give us the teachers mailing list.  The coordinator also posts the event in the San Diego Science Alliance calendar.

            We put together 200 packets for each of these schools/science teachers inviting them to send students. College Chemistry clubs will do stage demo's and hands on demo's.  Companies from the area will demonstrate science experiments.  Each will have a science question the students will answer, they also ask chemist volunteers why they became a chemist.  Extra credit forms are completed by each student to return to their teachers and raffle prize to the school with the best attendance.  1000 plus students come to the park and our Chem Expo - San Diego's 25th year for this event.

            We are looking to have fun showing students and their parents how much fun we have with chemistry.

            Julann Miller