2008 Community Outreach Archive

Sunday, December 7, 2008 (9 am – 4 pm) Sustainable Sundays at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007
Topic: Sustainable Architecture & Urban Planning. SCALACS will host an activity table in the main hall of the museum. Contact Bob de Groot at: rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu for questions or if you would like to volunteer.

Saturday, December 6, 2008 (9 am – 4 pm) Sally Ride Science Festival at University of California San Diego. Join the UCSD Student Affiliates and the San Diego Local Section for a day of fun activities and workshops at the Sally Ride Science Festival. We need local section volunteers to help with activities at the Festival’s street fair and with the workshops.

Saturday, November 22, 2008 (Nov 8 am – 4 pm) Energy and Environment Day at Caltech . Tour Guides and activity leaders needed for this event. Contact Bob de Groot at: rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu for questions or if you would like to volunteer.

Sunday, November 9, 2008 (9 am – 4 pm) Sustainable Sundays at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007. Topic: Being Green. SCALACS will host an activity table in the main hall of the museum. Contact Bob de Groot at: rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu for questions or if you would like to volunteer.

Friday, October 24, 2008 (12:00 pm – 2 pm) National Chemistry Week Celebration at California State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747
This event will be held in the courtyard of the Japanese Garden. For directions and parking information please visit: http://www.csudh.edu/site/VisitUs/default.shtml. Contact Sofia Papatheodoro at: (310) 243-3384 or Bob de Groot at rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu for questions or if you would like to volunteer.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 (9 am – 4 pm) Sustainable Sundays at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007. Topic: Energy. SCALACS will host an activity table in the main hall of the museum. Contact Bob de Groot at: rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu for questions or if you would like to volunteer.

Saturday, October 4, 2008 (9 am – 4 pm) Sally Ride Science Festival at Cal State Los Angeles. Join the CSULA Student Affiliates and the Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) for a day of fun activities and workshops at the Sally Ride Science Festival. We need local section volunteers to help with activities at the Festival’s street fair and with the workshops. Contact Bob de Groot at: rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu for questions or if you would like to volunteer.

October 19-25, 2008 – (Varying Times) National Chemistry Week Activities at the California Science Center. Join volunteers at the California Science Center for NCW activities throughout the week. The theme for NCW 2008 is “Having a Ball with Chemistry.” For more information visit: www.acs.org/ncw. If you would like to volunteer or have questions please contact Henry Abrash at: abrash8-at-aol-dot-com.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Theme:”Streaming Chemistry”

May 31, 2008 (Saturday) Opportunities for You in Science and Engineering Conference at Caltech

This is a program that encourages high school students to study science and engineering. The event includes talks on innovations in science and engineering, tours of labs, talks on getting financial aid and college admissions, and hands-on activities. The event will be hosted by Caltech’s Center for the Science and Engineering of Materials, The HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program, and the local section. The event will be held from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Contact Bob de Groot for more information: rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu.

The American Chemical Society observes Earth Day with the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) program. ACS offers a suite of events, contests and educational resources that can be used by ACS members, chemical educators, and chemistry enthusiasts to illustrate the positive role that chemistry plays in the world. For more information visit: www.acs.org/earthday


Winner of the 2008 CCED K-12 Contest: Illustrated Haiku Contest

Arvind Kalathil, a 6th grader from Lisa J. Mails Elementary School in Murrieta, CA is the winner of the 2008 CCED K-12 Haiku Contest. A haiku is a three-line poem with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third. Haikus typically have nature-related themes and do not rhyme. Students were asked to write and illustrate a haiku using the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day theme, “Streaming Chemistry”. Detailed rules and guidelines are available on the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day website, www.acs.org/earthday.

Dates around Earth Day 2008

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Activities at the California Science Center

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2008 “Streaming Chemistry” Activities at the California Science Center. Join volunteers at the California Science Center for CCED activities. Dates and Times for this event will be listed on the SCALACS website. For more information or if you would like to volunteer please contact Henry Abrash at: abrash8-at-aol-dot-com.

Saturday, May 10, 2008: Science and Technology Awareness Day at Exposition Park at the Expo Center, 3990 S. Menlo Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This event is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles African American Engineers Professional Employees Association (AAEPEA). Join the local section in hosting an activity table at this event. Celebrate Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2008 – Streaming Chemistry. Contact Bob de Groot for more information: rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu.

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