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October is a great time for outreach. National Nano Day (October 9), National Chemistry Week (October 17-23), Chemistry Advocacy Day (October 20) and Mole Day (October 23) all make great opportunities to share the impact chemistry has on the world… and have fun doing it!
Your challenge is simple—do some outreach this month and share it with #OctoberOutreach. Work with kids, work with adults. Share your love of chemistry through activities, videos, or articles.
Here are ideas to get started:
Types of events
Even if your school is having in-person classes, virtual events are still the safest option for everyone during a pandemic. Try:
Create a demo video
Host a teach-in
Make a virtual classroom visit (Bonus: ship activity kits to the teacher in advance)
Host an online science café
Write an article or start a conversation
Advocate for science with your legislators
Sources for outreach activities
There are lots of resources for outreach activities. Here are some of our favorites:
National Chemistry Week
Your one-stop shop for all things NCW. Get activities, clip art, videos, and more, all on this year’s theme “Fast or Slow: Chemistry Makes It Go.”
Chemistry at Home
Looking for some fun activities using stuff around the house? This open-access resource has you covered!