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Ben Burtt Lecture Series – June 3

Awards and Demo Show – FREE

June 3:  Dinner 6-7 pm Awards will start at 6:30 pm and Demo Show from 7 – 8 pm.  Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and Cupcakes to follow the demo show.

Informational Flyer:  Ben Burtt Lecture Series Flyer

Link to Register for Food:

Illustrated Poem Contest Winners 2015

The American Chemical Society has sponsored an Illustrated Poem Contest for the past twelve years celebrating Earth Day through an incredible interdisciplinary project incorporating art, English and science. This year, the Central New York Section had 405 poems submitted for the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Illustrated Poem Contest 2015 with the theme “Climate Science—More Than Just A Weather Report!” from the following schools and school districts:

Auburn, Bishop Ludden, Baldwinsville, Bridgeport, Cazenovia, Cicero North Syracuse, East Syracuse Minoa, Jamesville-Dewitt, Fabius-Pompey, Fayetteville-Manlius, Liverpool, Onondaga Central, Pembroke, Red Creek, Syracuse Hebrew Day School, and Westhill.


The winners of the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Illustrated Poem Contest for the Central New York Section of the American Chemical Society are:

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Division: Madison Musso, a second grader from Genesee Elementary School, Auburn, NY. Madison’s teacher is Rhonda Altman.

Madison Musso K-2CNYSection

3rd-5th Grade Division: Kiru Morrissette, a fifth grader from Syracuse Hebrew Day School, Dewitt, NY. Kiru’s teacher is Melissa Neri.

 3-5 Kiru MorrissetteCNYSection

6th-8th Grade Division: Alyssa Barnaba, an 8th grader from Theodore Durgee Jr. High School, Baldwinsville, NY. Alyssa’s teacher is Jill Gravante.

 6-8 Alyssa BarnabaCNYSection

9th-12th Grade Division: Katherine Babcock, a 12th grader from East Syracuse Minoa Central High School. Katherine’s teacher is Nancy Dafoe.

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Earth Day Clean Up Otisco Lake April 25, 2015

Earth Day 2013

The CNY Section of American Chemical Society in partnership with the Otisco Lake Preservation Association (OLPA), Cornell Cooperative Extension, Otisco Lake Community Association, and Amberations is hosting its 3rd annual Earth Day Event.  We will be meeting at the Amber Community Center at 9:30am where stream ecology will be discussed before sampling a stream for aquatic organisms and cleaning up trash and debris along Otisco Valley Road.  Refreshments will be served following the event.

The Amber Community Center is located at  2223 Amber Road, across from the Amber Firehouse near the intersection of Amber Road with Otisco Valley Road.

Directions from Syracuse:
Rt 81 South to the Lafayette Exit
Left on Route 20W toward Skaneateles
Left onto Amber Road at the flashing yellow light in Navarino
Follow Amber Road almost to the end, the Community Center is on the right.

Contact Sally Mitchell if you are interested in participating in the clean up.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Illustrated Poem Contest

The American Chemical Society is sponsoring the annual CCED Illustrated Poem contest for celebration of Earth Day.  The theme this year is “Climate Science – not just a weather report.”

Last year’s national winner: Katherine Babcock-2

Entry form and poem are due by April 3, 2015

Send Poem with completed entry form to:

Sally Mitchell, ESM High School, 6400 Fremont Rd, East Syracuse, NY 13057




2015 Illustrated Poem Contest Information Flyer                         cced-2015-poem-contest-flyer (1)

Illustrated Poem Contest Entry Form