Coordinator Resources for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Find information on coordinating CCED events in your community. No matter how small or large your community, you will find suggestions that will fit with your targeted audience. Find information on fundraising, promoting your events, and more.
Celebration Information and Suggestions
- General tips and suggestions for CCED Coordinators
- Past Themes and Resources
- Celebrating Chemistry
Enjoy the CCED 2014 "The Wonders of Water" issue of Celebrating Chemistry.
- Celebrating Chemistry | En Español
A thematic companion "Water in Our World" issue of Celebrating Chemistry from 2011.
- CCED At-A-Glance
- Celebrating Earth Day in Industry
- Science Safety Guidelines
- CCED Training Webinars
As part of every CCED celebration, ACS sponsors a contest for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade. Like last year, the 2014 contest is an illustrated poem contest. All illustrated poems must first be judged at the local level in order to be considered for the national contest. Please contact your CCED Coordinator for local contest deadlines. You can view the CCED Illustrated Poem Contest archive.
CCED Youth Activity Patch
Find out how to help youth groups achieve their ACS Earth Day Patch.
Planning a CCED Event
Be sure your event has the proper ACS insurance coverage for liability issues. Photo-release forms are essential if you would like to take photos, use them in publications, or future advertisements. When planning your outreach event at a public venue such as a library or school, be sure to request whether they would be interested in hosting your event.
Measure your success by having your participants complete an event survey. You will receive a summary of valuable information to help improve your event in the future. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a unique survey link for your event. If computer access at your event is not available, use this paper survey. En Español.
Fundraising Information and PR Tools
Use these documents to get the word out about this year’s theme and the goals of Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. The fundraising guide is a great resource to jumpstart your fundraising efforts. In it you will find ideas for funding sources, sample fundraising letters, acknowledgement letters, and more.
Acknowledge your volunteers and funding sources. These documents may be used as a guide. This shows your appreciation and ensures future participation.
More theme-related resources are available on the Student and Educator pages.