Toledo Local Section ACS (since 1917)


12 different FREE Summer Hands-on Outreach Programs for summer 2018 were held and reached nearly 550 youth and adults; most from economically disadvantaged households.

LINK to FINAL report submitted by Joanna Hinton June 25, 2018 



Call for Volunteers for Kids & Chemistry Outreach in 2017

 Looking for Proton-Positive, kid-loving volunteers!  High school teachers and students are welcome as our college students and retired chemists!

Please contact Joanna Hinton at if interested

 Thurs March 9:  STEMM Nite at Reynolds Elementary; there will be an ACS table; setup begins at 5:15 pm; Program runs 6:00pm to 7:30pm   with clean up afterwards 

Thurs March 16: 4th grade classrooms  at Wildwood Environmental Academy; setup at 12:30 with 2 classes/programs 1-3ish

Fri April 14:  Toledo Heights Branch Library;   setup begins at 3:30 with program from 4-5pm and clean up afterwards

The above programs will be similar to last fall's NCW program with URINE-the-know experiments.  All materials and instructions provided.

Also I have 5 library dates lined up for summer. “Chemistry Building Blocks” to go along with   Library Summer reading theme "Build a Better World"

  • Tues June 6 @ Kent Branch Library; setup 2:30; program 3-4
  • Tues June 13 @ Washington Branch Library; setup 1:30; program 2-3 pm
  • Tues June 20 @ King Rd Branch Library; setup 1:30; program 2-3 pm
  • Wed June 28 @ Waterville Branch Library; setup 1:30; program 2-3 pm
  • Tues July 11 @ Oregon Branch Library; setup 2 pm; program 2:30-3:30 pm

STEM^2 at BGSU Perry Field House June 13

Wonderful hands-on Chemistry Summer Outreach Fun on June 13!

STEM ^2 @ BGSU organized by Wood County Community Learning Centers for 250 + students ( age 5-14 across 8 school districts in Wood County ).

Fortunately the youth were divided into three groups that rotated, and we engaged them all! A great reaction by all attendees, participants & volunteers! 

Toledo Summer Fun Fest  2017

We will be at Toledo Summer Fun Fest for 3 afternoons of hands-on free chemistry activities for youth 6-15.  Making slime and gelly worms.

 Mon July 10   from 2-4 pm  at Ottawa Park

Wed July 12   from 2-4 pm at Wilson Park

Thurs July 13 from 2-4 pm at Jamie Farr Park

  check out link  WTOL web story


Sat Sept 23, 2017 STEM-in-the-PARK  Toledo ACS Happy CHEM-TENNIAL Outreach Activities @ BGSU Perry Field House

Toledo Section ACS plans to be here again for hands-on chemistry activities.


for the 8th Annual STEM in the Park

Saturday, September 23, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

in the Perry Field House @ BGSU

link to STEM-in-the-PARK website

 Our table theme:   Happy CHEM-TENNIAL Activities

Description:   SURPRISE!  It's a chemistry centennial birthday party with hands-on fun activities to celebrate our CHEM-TENNIAL  (100 years in Toledo area/NW Ohio)  Suitable for kids of all ages!

Volunteers Needed:  Please contact Joanna Hinton at to volunteer for an hour or 2

Sept 24, 2016 STEM-in-the-PARK @ BGSU Field House

Great day #NWOSTEM-in-the-Park@BGSU Perry Field House yesterday! BIG Shout Out and thanks to all the volunteers for Toledo Sec ACS tables! We were delighted to have many UT StACS students help us out. Event probably had couple thousand + in attendance. We estimate over 400 (kids & adults) visited our section table based on depletion of supplies. (On your mark, get set, EXPERIMENT: Urine-in-the-know? Can you find the Sweet in Milk? & Power of Electrolytes)
Section chemists also volunteered at following tables: Lourdes Univ Dept of Chemistry & Physical Sciences, UT StACS, BGSU StACS, UT BOSEF, & several area chemistry-related companies! Check out some great photos! KUDOS to #NWOSTEM for organizing and hosting this Free Family Fun day!

 Visit photo album   

2016 Summer Library Outreach: Fitness Fun with Chemistry

Check out our successful KIDS & CHEMISTRY summer outreach program via our photo album.  2016 Summer Outreach Photos

 Summer Outreach comes to a close. 34 attendees @ Lutheran Reedemer on Monday July 18 and 17 on July 20 @ Reynolds Corner Branch Library. Over 200 youth and adults at 11 locations experimented with us for free this summer. 

Thank you to all volunteers who helped this summer! 
Thanks also to @ACS Committee on Community Activities for financial support!

We are organizing 11 Kids & Chemistry Hands-on Summer Library Outreach Programs and am looking for volunteers to assist.

Each program lasts 1 hour with 1/2 hr  setup and 1/2 hr cleanup for a total of a 2 hr commitment.
All materials and instructions provided.
Looking for Proton-Positive, kid-loving volunteers!  High school teachers and students are welcome as our college students and retired chemists!

As Toledo Section ACS has  in the past 2 years, we are again collaborating with the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library System (and Birchard Library in Freemont) to link with the National Summer Reading Theme  and provide FREE hands-on chemistry summer fun.
This year's youth Summer Library theme is fitness related  "On Your Mark, Get Set, READ"
The Kids & Chemistry Outreach Theme is    Fitness Fun with Chemistry.
Chemistry Outreach target age group 7-15 at libraries.
Financial support for these programs has been generously provided by a special outreach grant from the ACS Committee on Community Activities and is greatly appreciated.
Money will be used to purchase  demo materials and chemicals.

If you have 2 hours to donate this summer for a great cause, I am thrilled to have you help!
Please email me back at and tell me which date and location you are able to help with.  

Of course, I'd be especially excited  to have you volunteer for more than 1 event and enjoy even more Fitness Chemistry Fun with Toledo Youth!

Thank you so very much!    

DATE Vol Time (2 hr) BRANCH Program Time Address Volunteers
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 1:30-3:30 Sylvania 2:00 PM 6749 Monroe Street  Sylvania, Ohio 43560  
Monday, June 13, 2016 1:30-3:30 Mott Library 2:00 PM 1085 Dorr Street  Toledo, Ohio 43607  
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:30-3:30 South 2:00 PM 1736 Broadway Street  Toledo, Ohio 43609  
Friday, June 17, 2016 1:30-3:30 Toledo Heights 2:00 PM 423 Shasta Dr.  Toledo, Ohio 43609  
Monday, June 20, 2016 1:30-3:30 Main 2:00 PM 325 Michigan Street  Toledo, Ohio 43604  
Thurs June 23 6:00 - 8:00 pm Fremont Birchard Library 6:30 PM    
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:30-3:30 Kent 2:00 PM 3101 Collingwood Boulevard  Toledo, Ohio 43610  
Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:30-5:30 pm West Toledo 4:00 PM 1320 Sylvania Ave.  Toledo, Ohio 43612  
Friday, July 08, 2016 1:30-3:30 Birmingham 2:00 PM 203 Paine Avenue  Toledo, Ohio 43605  
Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:30-3:30 Waterville 2:00 PM 800 Michigan Avenue  Waterville, Ohio 43566  
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:30-3:30 Reynolds Corners 2:00 PM 4833 Dorr Street  Toledo, Ohio 43615  
Joanna Hinton, Coordinator 419-346-8876