Reported by Dr. Reni Joseph, Kids and Chemistry coordinatorFall is a very busy time for the Kids and Chemistry team. We carried out several outreach activities that included promoting chemistry during a cub scout launch (9/22) and Fright Fest (10/03) which was organized by Dr. Lisa Balbes at Beaumont Camp.
In addition, we also celebrated the National Chemistry Week by organizing two outreach events at the Science Center on October 26th and 27th. In addition to hands-on activities, we handed out stickers, tattoos, and materials related to the National Chemistry Outreach Week and encouraged parents to work with their kids to do science fair projects.
Our hand-on activities for these events included radioactivity, acid-base chemistry, non-Newtonian fluids, states of matter, liquid nitrogen freezing, crushing experiments and gas laws.Special thanks to our volunteers, Michael Barnes, Eric Hill, Dr. Bill Uhland, Isabelle Castle, Luke Lavac, Laureen Coleman, Ryan Johnson, Emily Bonkoski, Harris Halilovic and Alyas Khudier. Thanks to Trang Troung and St Louis Community College for providing us with the liquid nitrogen. Our volunteers worked tirelessly to reach out to over 2500 kids in the St Louis region.
Interested in volunteering at these activities? Please contact Dr. Reni Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org