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SD Mines “Green Chemistry” Chemistry Summer Camp

June 24 @ 12:00 am - June 27 @ 12:00 am

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Intended Audience: Grades 9-12th

Green Chemistry Camp

Let’s Treat the Earth with Respect!

The goals of the “Green Chemistry Camp: Treat the Earth with Respect” activities are:
Do you have a passion for the environment and a knack for chemistry? If your answer is yes, Green Chemistry day camp is for you!

Green chemistry is on the cutting edge of the industry – using chemistry to develop cleaner, safer, renewable energy sources. At this unique camp, students will gain a basic knowledge of green chemistry and sustainability in order to understand how the synthetic world of chemistry can interface with the natural world.

Campers will engage in hands-on experiments and in-depth discussions surrounding the role of chemistry in everyday life. They will learn the 12 principles of green chemistry:

Prevent waste
Design Safer chemicals and products
Design less hazardous chemical syntheses
Use safer solvents/reaction conditions
Increase energy efficiency
Use renewable feedstocks
Design chemicals and products that degrade after use
Minimize the potential for accidents
Analyze in real time to prevent pollution
Use catalysts, not stoichiometric reagents
Maximize atom economy
Avoid chemical derivatives

Ready for some green chemistry in action? Sign up today!

Event Details

Date & Time June 24 @ 12:00 am - June 27 @ 12:00 am

Location South Dakota Mines

Organizer Info Brittani Webb, 605-394-6144,