Community Outreach

The Southern California Section has many Community Outreach activities. National Chemistry Week and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week are both National ACS celebrations of varying themes to reach out to students and the community about different aspects of chemistry in our world. National Chemistry Week is a week-long celebration in October and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week is in April.

2019 Expanding Your Horizons
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Mount Saint Mary’s University

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), a career day generously supported by the Southern California Section, informs girls in grades 5-8 about careers in math- and science-related fields. Girls participate in hands-on workshops such as dissecting pig hearts, isolating DNA, and making colors with chemistry. There are also workshops for parents, teachers and counselors about making math and science a career option for girls. If you are a woman interested in leading a hands-on workshop for girls, volunteering to help, or have questions, please contact Eleanor Siebert (

Registration for the conference will open in mid-January. All girls in grades 5-8 and their parents are invited to participate. There is a $20 fee for each participant to cover lunch and materials. Note that only paid registered participants may attend the conference. Please register online; there is no on-site registration:

Revisit this page often for updates to current community outreach activities.

Here are some of our prior events: