Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

National Chemistry Week - Chemistry Day at the Museum

Saturday 14 October 2017

This event has already taken place. For a list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum
12:00 - 16:00

It will be our 31st year of offering this popular outreach event, and we look forward to having YOU join us as a presenter of a hands-on activity for the ~1000 attendees. The theme for this year's celebration is Chemistry Rocks with a particular focus on gemstones, rocks and minerals, but our activities need not be limited by that designation.

This event is our highly-anticipated and well-received hands-on program for the Southwest Michigan community and it is held annually at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum with the able help of Annette Hoppenworth. To present the large number of activities (usually ~30) we depend primarily on YOU, our members to volunteer as leaders at each of the tables so that young people, and those who bring them, will get a taste of the excitement of chemistry in everyday life. Consider this as your contribution to our patrons' STEM education.

If you are willing to give time on October 14 we have ideas of hands-on activities from which you may select, or you may lead an activity of your own choosing; all you need to do is to identify yourself to our NCW coordinator, Lydia Hines, and let her know your availability to help, or let her know what activity you would like to lead. Many thanks.

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