Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED)

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The American Chemical Society has announced its support of the March for Science to be held on Earth Day, April 22. While currently planned CCED activities will be our central focus, we are encouraging local sections to evaluate the potential for synergy between CCED activities with march-related teaching and hands-on science activities. Satellite marches may provide venues to increase public engagement in local section CCED activities. To read the press release about ACS’ support of the march, visit

If you plan to be in Washington D.C. for the March for Science, stop by the ACS Kids Zone teach-in tent to conduct hands-on activities with ACS members, students, and staff. For event details, please visit the ACS Kids Zone webpage.

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Illustrated Poem Contest

Congratulations to the 2017 winners of the CCED Illustrated Poem Contest! Check out this year's first and second place winning entries.

Celebrating Chemistry

Order or download current and past issues of our kid-friendly, hands-on activity publications for exploring important chemistry topics from the Celebrating Chemistry Archive!

Community Event

Plant a community garden to participate in this year's community event!

Educational Resources

Discover articles, activities, presentations, and videos aligned to this year's theme with these educational resources!

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Other CCED Events

CCED Coordinators, Chem Clubs, teachers, or individuals can organize one of the many types of other CCED events.

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ACS Store

Purchase promotional products for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, such as pencils, stress balls, and mole plush toys through the ACS Store.