Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED)

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) April 22

ACS announced its support of the March for Science, which was held on Earth Day, April 22. While planned CCED activities was our central focus, we encouraged local sections to evaluate the potential for synergy between CCED activities with march-related teaching and hands-on science activities. Satellite marches provided venues to increase public engagement in local section CCED activities. To read the press release about ACS’ support of the march, visit

At the March for Science in Washington, D.C., the ACS Office of Science Outreach sponsored an ACS Kids Zone teach-in tent to conduct hands-on activities with the public. For more details, please visit the ACS Kids Zone webpage.

Find your CCED Coordinator (CCED Coordinator Lookup)
Find a CCED event (ACS Event Locator)

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

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

ACS Local Sections, Chem Clubs, teachers, or individuals can organize CCED events using these instuctions.

This image shows the CCED Stress Balls.

ACS Store

Purchase promotional products for CCED, such as pencils, stress balls, and mole plush toys, through the ACS Store.