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    May 10th 2022 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)
    1517 Bayliss St, Midland MI

    Dow Gardens Entomologist Elly Maxwell presents:
    Bees, Wasps, and Hornets--Oh My!

    Discover services, programs, and facilities that empower the distribution of fresh foods, and those with disabilities and other barriers. Click here to learn more and sign-up!

    May 17th 2022 (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
    400 Wexford Ave, Midland, MI
    50 Maximum - Age 12 & up

    FREE Arnold Center Tour

    June 7th 2022 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
    1910 West St. Andrews, Midland, MI 48640

    Click here to register and see details!

    Turner J. Alfrey
    Professorship Lecture Series

    Click here for more details & register!

    June 23rd 2022 (5:00am - 8:00pm)
    Emerson Park, Midland, MI

    2nd Annual
    Trivia Night in the Park

    Theme - The Buzz About Bugs: Insect Chemistry is back for 2022!

    Click here to download a PDF on all the details!

    K-12 Illustrated Poetry Contest

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    Next Board Meeting May 9th

    Click to see full list of those honored.

    Awardees announced May 4th.


    ACS is proud to present educational
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    ACS Educational Videos Are Available!

Educational Videos

Educational Videos

The following are links to original section-sourced videos.  These are intended to provide information, offer ideas for some in-home activities, and give some educators material they might use in their classrooms.  If you have questions,  or need more information, please contact Gina Malczewski at reginamalczewski@gmail.com

Peter Sinclair (videographer): Here Today – Renewable Solutions to Climate Change

Concepts: Sustainability, renewable energy.

Paul Gross: The Scientific Truth About Global Warming

Concepts: Meteorology, data behind concerns about climate change.

Dana Kirk: The Food Waste Challenge – Opportunities and Technologies to Address the Global Problem

Concepts: Food waste; biofuels.

Sandra Svoboda: From Rust to Resilience – What Climate Change Means for Great Lakes Cities

Concepts: Climate issues that impact the Great Lakes: water use and conservation (several short segments related to info at https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/04/rust-resilience-climate-change-great-lakes-cities/Algal bloom, shoreline loss, freshwater access, etc.

Water and Purification

Concepts: Molecules, water facts, water cycle, states of matter, polarity, density, purification by “distillation”.

Polymers and Bioplastics

Concepts: Polymers, subunits, crosslinks, bioplastics, making water pods.

Carbon dioxide and Climate Change

Concepts: Sublimation, acidity, density.

Blue and Yellow

Concepts: Density, mixing, colors, identification of unknowns.

Slime vs. Silly Putty

Concepts: Polymers, crosslinking, properties, stretch, solubility, bounce.

Sticking with Chemistry: How and Why Things Stick

Concepts: Adhesion, cohesion, effects of temperature and surfaces; physical adhesion.

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