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2012 Chemluminary Award for Outstanding On-Going National Chemistry Week Event

Cleveland Local Section

For the 24th year in a row, the Cleveland Section continues to organize their National Chemistry Week event which is an engaging hands-on program that puts chemistry in the context of a water park visit by Milli and Avogadro, the principal characters in the annual storylines.

Cleveland ACS

National Chemistry Week 2015

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Chemistry Colors Our World
Oct. 18-24, 2015


See below for the volunteer training video for last year's program  

NCW Volunteer Needs

Volunteer efforts are in support of our annual NCW Chemistry Demonstration Program in October for children in grades 2-5 at branches of the Cuyahoga County Public library system.  These include

  •  Planning Committee
    • Meets twice monthly to plan October NCW Demonstration Program
    • Selects annual experiments and creates "Script"
  • Outreach Program staff
    • A program designed to introduce the general public to the Cleveland Section's NCW efforts
    • Has been held in the past at WOW! (Wade Oval Wednesday) events and at area baseball games
    • Several of our most popular kids' experiments are demonstrated
  • GAK Day(Grand Assembly of Kits Day)
    • Volunteers meet for several hours to assemble Demonstration materials into kits
  • Program demonstrating assistants during NCW
    • Assist experienced demonstrators in conducting programs


Note that meetings in Independence are 6-8:30 PM; Solon meetings are 7-8:30 PM—start time is 1 hour later because of the eastbound rush hour traffic delays on I480.

Event Day/Date Time Location
GAK day1 Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 8:30 – ~3 PM John Carroll University, Dolan Science Center W318
Dress Rehearsal Saturday, Oct. 10, 2014 9:00 – noon John Carroll University, Dolan Science Center W318

1) Grand Assembly of Kits day—volunteers meet to sort, count and collect NCW demonstration materials into kits.
The web-based Dress Rehearsal video will also be available.






Up Next

NCW 2015 GAK Day!

When:  Sat. Sept 12

Contact Bob Fowler for more info.

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