As part of the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day activities, the American Chemical Society is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12 grades. Students are asked to write and illustrate a poem using the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2017 theme, “Chemistry Helps Feed the World.” This year’s theme looks at the impact of chemistry on soil and plants that are used to produce food. The world’s population is growing and the need to produce more food to feed the population places additional strain on the environment. Chemistry can assist with the need to produce more food. The illustrated poems should relate to how chemistry can impact soil and plants and their relationship to food. Detailed rules and guidelines are available on the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day website; www.acs.org/earthday. All entries must provide the information that the ACS requests via the entry form, which is available via the ACS or CSW websites. Teachers at schools in the Chemical Society of Washington area are encouraged to have a contest at their school and then submit the winning entries from the school to:
Chemist Celebrate Earth Day Coordinator
Chemical Society of Washington
1155 16th Street, NW, Stop O-218
Washington, DC 20036
Electronic submissions should be sent to: Kim.Morehouse@FDA.HHS.GOV
All entries must be received by Monday, April 24, 2017 so winners at the local section level can be submitted to the ACS by Friday April 28, 2017.