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

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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 this year's program  

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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, 2015 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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