From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] ACS: November Chemistry Ambassadors newsletter
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:25:42 -0500
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I thought that Division members would be interested in the prominence being given to recent safety efforts by ACS outreach staff.

- Ralph

    Office of Public Affairs
  Dear Chemistry Ambassador,
Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and before you know it, the holidays will be here.
Share Thanksgiving-themed "life hacks" and other insights. To help you prepare for Turkey Day, digest these ACS videos while hanging out with family and friends. Share enthusiastically with students and on social media:

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Give the gift of education. In this season of generosity, you can bear glad tidings to local high school students and teachers, as well as colleagues who might be considering teaching as a career: The application period has opened for several types of ACS scholarships. Funds are available to help professionals get training as chemistry teachers, or to help underrepresented minority students or economically disadvantaged students pay for undergraduate chemistry education. Application due dates range from Dec. 16 to April 1, depending on the scholarship.

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Cornucopia of safety guidelines. If you perform chemical demonstrations as part of your outreach, we invite you to read the revised safety guidelines posted on the ACS Division of Chemical Education website. But wait, there's more! ACS has posted its new "Guidelines for Chemical Laboratory Safety in Secondary Schools" and "Guidelines for Chemical Laboratory Safety in Academic Institutions" on the Committee on Chemical Safety website. These booklets are designed to help educators integrate safety education throughout the entire chemistry curriculum, rather than just during one-time safety training sessions. You may want to provide teachers in your community with the links to these documents, or write to safety**At_Symbol_Here** to receive free printed copies of the guidelines.

Lesson plans for high school teachers. The Best of ChemMatters presents "Connecting Science and Literacy," a 220-page book featuring a dozen lesson plans based on articles from ChemMatters, ACS's magazine for high school students. The book supports science teachers as they help students understand chemistry concepts and improve their science literacy, critical thinking, and reading comprehension skills. The complete volume costs $49, but teachers and Chemistry Ambassadors who might like to use the material can download one lesson plan (on the many colors of different types of blood) for free at the website. The book includes tables that link the content to state standards.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and share our bounty of resources with all who can benefit!

  Nancy McCormick-Pickett
Manager, Strategic Communications | Office of Public Affairs
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