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FREE ACS/MSU MS STEAM CAMP, 9am – 12pm June 17th -21st. SIGN UP NOW!

SIGN UP NOW for the FREE Middle School “WOOD WORKS” STEAM camp being held at MSU-St. Andrews (1910 W. St. Andrews Rd, Midland) June 17-21 , 9am – 12pm. This experience is sponsored by the Midland Section of the American Chemical Society and Michigan State University. Campers must be entering grades 6 to 8 in the fall. The camp involves speakers and activities related to wood, paper, and trees—including climbing at Dow Gardens, forest management, and art and music with wood products. Snacks will be provided at break; students will receive all the supplies they need. More info is in the registration form. If you have questions, please contact Gina Malczewski at reginamalczewski@gmail.com

PLEASE COMPLETE the camp registration form (which also includes 4-H enrollment) and submit it by end of day June 8. (Please click the Sign-Up button below; or see the calendar event)

Congratulations to the 2024 Illustrated Poem Contest winners!

Midland ACS congratulates the winners of our Chemist Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) Illustrated Poem Contest! Claire V. from Woodcrest Elementary, Shyam R. from Chestnut Hill Elementary, Kaitlyn V. from Woodcrest Elementary, Davarrion R. from F.L.I.G.H.T Homeschool Co-op CHEMinistry, Claire V.B. from F.L.I.G.H.T Homeschool Co-op CHEMinistry, Liam R. from F.L.I.G.H.T Homeschool Co-op CHEMinistry, Stephen T. from Freeland High School, and Wyatt H. from Freeland High School! This year’s theme was “Get a Charge out of Chemistry”

All first place winners of the Midland Local section moved on to compete in the ACS National Contest. Two local students won second place in their category! Claire V.B. from F.L.I.G.H.T Homeschool Co-op CHEMinistry won second place in the 6-8 category and Stephen T. from Freeland High School won second place in the 9-12 category. Congratulations to all the winners!

Illustrated Poem Contest Winners – Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) – American Chemical Society (acs.org)

Earth Day Expo 2024

Looking for Spring Sustainability Events or just something different, maybe fun or educational?

The ACS Earth Day theme is “Get a Charge Out of Chemistry!” — and there are several ACS-sponsored opportunities you can join or attend, ALL FREE and explained below:

EARTH ACTION EXPO: APRIL 27 11am – 3pm, Dow High School; Activities and information for all ages.
EVs on display, food trucks, STEM stations, bike and electronic recycling, SVSU Mobile Research Lab,
seminars and workshops, STORYTIME for ages 3-6, and MORE. All are welcome. If you would like to
, go to this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054BADAA2EA20-47431807-

BATTERY BLAST!: For two seminars (upper Middle School and older) on how batteries work
and future technology; FREE dinner in between, and activities, APRIL 30, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Creative
in Midland –sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054BADAA2EA20-48774466-

XALT BATTERY PLANT TOUR: Ten people will be selected from sign-up list on May 6 to
tour this advanced battery facility at 3:30 pm May 8, 2700 S. Saginaw Rd in Midland. You must
be 18, more info at registration link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054BADAA2EA20-

Questions? Contact us at earthday@midlandacs.org

We hope you join us!

2024 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest – Get A Charge Out of Chemistry

The Midland Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an
illustrated poem contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Write and illustrate
a poem using the CCEW theme – Get A Charge Out of Chemistry

Contest Deadline: Friday April 12 th , 2024

Gift Card and prizes for all 1st  and 2nd  place winners in each grade category!

Contact: MidlandACSPoem@gmail.com

This contest is open to anyone in the Great Lakes Bay Region and
beyond. Winners of the Midland Local Section’s Illustrated Poem Contest will advance to the
National Illustrated Poem Contest for a chance to be featured on the ACS website and to win

Visit Illustrated Poem Contest – Chemist Celebrate Earth Week – American Chemical Society (acs.org) for complete rules.

Poems can be submitted HERE.

Contact: MidlandACSPoem@gmail.com

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