Present in Your Community
Are you interested in sharing your enthusiasm about chemistry and your profession with members of your community, but don’t know where to start? Do you belong to a community group that welcomes guest speakers, but don’t know how to develop a presentation of your own? Have you been asked to speak at your local library or science museum, but need resources to present about how chemistry makes vast improvements to our lives? Are you interested in starting a public forum for conversations about chemistry and related sciences, and how they impact your community?
The Chemistry Ambassadors program has resources for you! Learn how to establish connections with local groups, prepare and present effectively, answer questions from your audience, and more.
Resources to help you get started:
- Coordinating with Local Groups
Get ideas for groups to reach out to, and tips for making contact
- Preparing for Your Presentation
Review ideas to help you be prepared and give a great presentation
- Localizing Your Presentation
Connect your presentation to your audience using local examples
- Handling Difficult Questions
Give the right answer when answering challenging questions
- Tips for Events in Public Venues
Learn about rewards and challenges of public chemistry presentations
- Organize a Science CafÉ
Stimulate local scientific thinking with community science cafÉs
- Work with Youth Outside of the Classroom
Share chemistry with young people at parties or community events
- Get the Microphone
Review opportunities for outreach and talking points for organizers
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Daniella describes using chemistry to reach out to kids with autism.