International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Fantastic Forests Stephen Penny   |   added on Nov 04, 2011    |    United Kingdom Celebrate National Tree Week with staff from Forest Research and Forestry Commission Scotland. Enjoy a range of hands on activities celebrating the 2011 International Year of Forests. Activities relate to tree seeds but also to photosynthesis and carbon capture processes.
Topic: hands-on activities, sustainable and green chemistry, demonstrations Audience: school children, general public

Cafe Scientifique Heather Jarrett   |   added on Nov 04, 2011    |    United States With a global population of more than 7 billion, we face an urgent need for a renewable-based energy economy. Dr. Patricia DeMarco, Director of the Rachel Carson Institute in the School of Sustainability and the Environment at Chatham University, will speak.
Topic: discussion, sustainable energy Audience: general public

Chai and Why? Astrochemistry: Exploring the outer space laboratory Arnab Bhattacharya   |   added on Nov 04, 2011    |    India Amazing chemical reactions happen in clouds of gas and dust that lie between the stars. These molecular clouds are billions of km across with cold atoms and molecules well-spaced and hit by cosmic rays. How do we know what molecules are there? What kind of chemical reactions dominate when it is so cold and rare?
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, seminars, educational materials Audience: students, general public, educators, teachers, educational institutions, secondary school students, high schools, school children, secondary schools students

Chemistry Shows Peter Hollamby   |   added on Nov 02, 2011    |    International Uncover some of the secrets of chemical reactions – especially those of a spectacular kind! Exciting shows that promises to blow the lid of Chemistry’s possibly dusty image.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, demonstrations Audience: students, general public, teachers, secondary school students, high schools, school children, secondary schools

Chemical Light and Forensic Chemistry Carmen García-ruiz   |   added on Nov 02, 2011    |    Spain This activity will show how to obtain light by means of chemical reactions based on luminiscent phenomena and pyrotechnics reactions
Topic: workshops Audience: general public