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).

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

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.


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

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

Speaker Directory
The Speaker Directory is located in the ACS Network for finding potential speakers for Local Sections in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. For questions and to request access to the directory contact lsac@acs.org

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


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.