Orange County Section

National Chemistry Week, 2014

The 2014 NCW event was held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Santa Ana Zoo, Prentice Park, 1801 East Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana.

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The theme for 2014 was: Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy!

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 offered a smorgasbord of hands-on chemistry experiments for kids, in which groups of college set up and demonstrated a different set of experiments.

We also had Rudy's Radical Science Show again.

Click here for pictures of National Chemistry Week:
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

This annual event continues to be very popular. In 2014, there were 1775 people who attended (plus a contingent of more than 200 volunteers from the colleges). We were able to continue our program of free zoo admission to families of Santa Ana and Tustin. As usual, many people requested free admission, including a number of children in our target audience in the local community, which is primarily Hispanic and without the financial resources to go to the zoo if the admission isn't free.

For information about the zoo -- www.santaanazoo.org

or about helping with the chemistry activities -- cgrimes@gwc.cccd.edu

For information on NCW activities nationwide -- www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw.html

For information on past NCW events, click the appropriate link:
National Chemistry Week 2013
National Chemistry Week 2012
National Chemistry Week 2011
National Chemistry Week 2010
National Chemistry Week 2009