National Chemistry Week
What is National Chemistry Week (NCW)?
NCW is a once-a-year, one-week-long celebration of the chemical sciences in all provinces and territories in Canada.
NCW is a great opportunity for youth to get connected with the wonders of chemistry and for the not-so-young to appreciate the positive aspects of chemistry through hands-on experiments, games, demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions and more.
What is happening in 2013?
NCW kicks off on the Saturday following Thanksgiving and continues for eight days, ending on the following Saturday. In 2013, it will be held October 19-26.
How Can You Be Involved in Planning Activities
Who Plans Activities?
- The CIC, through a network of dedicated volunteer members, coordinates activities for a wide public.
- Anyone who is interested in chemistry can plan an event. It's not the size of the event that is important, it's sharing an interest in chemistry with someone else.
- Volunteers partner with educational institutions from kindergarten to graduate studies, as well as companies, museums, science centres and government agencies.
What are Some Types of Activities?
Some types of activities to celebrate NCW could include:
- School Visits
- Public Displays and Demonstrations
- Open Houses
- Tours of Facilities
- Competitions, quizzes
- Chemistry Trivia Periods
- Chemistry Walks
- Environmental Clean-ups
- Mole Day Celebrations, October 23
Planning the Event
- Need help getting started? The Coordinators Resource Book will give you ideas on how to carry out your event.
For more information, you can:
- Contact the chemistry, chemical engineering and chemical technology programs at your local universities and colleges.
- Get in touch with the Local Section nearest you to see what activities they may be hosting.
- Use this order form to obtain promotional materials for your event.
- A list of activities taking place will be added as they become available. List your activity by sending a description to firstname.lastname@example.org.