On behalf of the Southern Arizona Section of the American Chemical Society (SAZACS) I would like to invite you and your school to participate in the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) from April 19-25, 2020. The CCEW is a public awareness campaign that promotes the value of chemistry in everyday life. The 2020 theme is "Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry”.
The attached flyer describes contest details as well as the criteria for each contest entry. All entries will be judged based upon their relevance to the annual CCEW theme, word choice and imagery, as well as colorful, creative artwork. Information about the contest can be found on SAZACS website.
Contest entries accompanied by the entry form should be mailed to SAZACS, PO Box 43096, Tucson, AZ 85733. To be considered, entries must be received to the local section by April 25, 2020.
SAZACS will award $25 gift certificate for the best poem in each grade category (K-2nd, 3rd -5th, 6th -8th, 9th -12th). Winners at the local section level are qualified for the national contest (national awards are $300 for first-place and $150 for second place).
To assist you with planning of the CCEW- themed activities, the American Chemical Society has prepared multiple resources for grade K-12 students, including age-appropriate activities, short videos and lesson plans.
Celebrating Chemistry magazine with hands-on activities for children ages 9-12 –digital copies. Please note that a limited number of magazines can also be obtained from SAZACS by contacting me.
Please help us promoting this exciting event by forwarding this email with attachments to all interested teachers in Southern Arizona. If you have any questions regarding 2020 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week and/or the contest, please contact me directly.