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Engage Your Members

Plan events that provide your members opportunities to network, develop professionally and learn, and promote chemistry and science literacy in your community.

Community Outreach

National Chemistry Week
Promote the importance of chemistry in every day life through National Chemistry Week (NCW).

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
Communicate the work that chemists do every day for the environment through Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW).

Program in a Box
Engage your local section members with an interactive live broadcast, prepared by ACS.

Science Cafes
Host a science café to help promote scientific literacy within your local community.  

ACS Webinars
Weekly webinars presented by subject matter experts, covering every chemistry field.

ACS Chemistry Festival
ACS Chemistry Festival program supports community engagement events,with hands-on activities for the general public.

Support Teachers and Students

Science Coaches
Become a Science Coach and mentor a local elementary, middle, or high school teacher to help advance science education in your community.

Kids & Chemistry
Team up with your local school and help present chemistry curriculum to elementary and middle school-aged children.

Project SEED
Project SED provides paid summer internship program for high school students. Establish a Project SEED in your area or mentor a student.

Chemistry Olympiad
Coordinate the Chemistry Olympiad program in your local section, or mentor students.

Advocate for Chemistry

Act4Chemistry
Join ACS’ grassroots legislative advocacy network to stay up to date on policy issues and contact legislators on behalf of chemistry and chemists.

Planning Events

Planning Local Section Meetings
Tips on how to plan effective meetings

Networking Tips and Resources
Ideas and resources to help your members network

Public Relations Handbook
Tips and templates on how to communicate with the media

Public Relations Makeover
Get a customized PR plan to help increase your group’s visibility and connection with your members.

Speaker Directory
The Speaker Directory is located in the ACS Network for the perusal of vetted Local Section officers and planners. For questions and to request access to the directory contact speakers@acs.org.

Training

Outreach Training Program
Free online or in person training. Learn to successfully plan and execute hands-on outreach events, as well as have an opportunity to network.