Orange County Section

National Chemistry Week, 2011

This year's NCW event was held on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at the Santa Ana Zoo, Prentice Park, 1801 East Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana
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The theme was: Chemistry - Our Health, Our Future

It was a fun day of day of hands-on science experiments for kids in one of the zoo's open areas.
Our NCW program took place on a beautiful fall day. We offered a smorgasbord of hands-on chemistry experiments for kids in one of the zoo’s open areas. Twelve college groups participated this year, with each group offering a different set of experiments. These ranged from UV sensitive beads and fingernail polish (to illustrate the effect of invisible solar radiation) to liquid nitrogen ice cream (with samples), because science is fun! It must be said that the college students helping the children with experiments had as much fun as the little kids - a great role modeling experience for both groups!

We also had Rudy's Radical Science Show again, which had an attendance of nearly 300 people.

We were able to continue our program of free zoo admission to families of Santa Ana and Tustin in 2010. 1936 visitors (+ 200 volunteers) attended, of whom about 500 kids were given free admission.

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Click here for pictures of National Chemistry Week 2010

Click here for pictures of National Chemistry Week 2009

For information about the zoo -- www.santaanazoo.org
or about helping with the chemistry activities -- cgrimes@gwc.edu
For information on NCW activities nationwide
National Chemistry Week 2010
National Chemistry Week 2009