Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Section continues to host public events online, and to participate in outreach events sponsored by partners such as the CSU EastBay MESA program and the Bay Area Science Festival.

Bay Area Science Festival - North Bay Science Discovery Day logo

Our Executive Committee — including our officers, councilors, and members-at-large, elected by YOU — works with ACS national committees to plan and promote ACS outreach programs, including National Chemistry Week and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. Like so many great ACS programs, National Chemistry Week was born right here in the California Section, through the vision and enthusiasm of the late George C. Pimentel.

The ACS provides online resources for safe, hands-on chemistry activities at home and for elementary, middle school, and high school students.