Cape Cod Celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table

December 15th is Science Sunday Funday...

The Cape Cod Science Cafe and the Sandwich Public Library present Science Sunday Funday in celebration of The International Year of the Periodic Table on Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 1pm-3pm. This is a FREE event for everyone. Students in grades K-8 will enjoy and learn about the importance of the Periodic Table through hands-on activities while older students and adults will learn from the lecture by the American Chemical Society's International Activities Committee Chair, Dr. Jens Breffke, as he discusses the history of the Periodic Table, the interdisciplinary use of the Periodic Table of the Elements in the sciences and how scientists around the world have celebrated this 150-year-old discovery by Dmitry Mendeleev during 2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table. There will be two seatings for the lecture portion of the event: 1pm and 2pm. You must RSVP using the Eventbrite to reserve a spot for either of the identical lectures as seating at this event is limited. 

This is the second time the Sandwich Public Library has hosted the award-winning Cape Cod Science Cafe for families. The first time was in 2011 during the International Year of Chemistry which featured hands-on activities related to healthy kids. This time around we are adding the Periodic Table Talk lecture for older learners so we can offer something for every science enthusiast. Hands-on Periodic Table themed activities will be led by three local sections of the American Chemical Society: The Northeastern Local Section (of which Cape Cod is part of), the Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania) and the Rhode Island Local Section. PID Analyzers, LLC, Palladium Science Academy, Scientists are Superheros, too, Cape Cod Learning Tours, Smithers Viscient, LLC. PiRShared, and Marine Educators, Eben Franks will be leading hands-on activities related to the Periodic Table of the Elements.

The Cape Cod Science Cafe is a cooperative effort between Sandwich-based business, PID Analyzers, LLC and the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society to create a social and educational forum where scientists and the general public, including students, can meet in a relaxed atmosphere and fuel their passion for science and STEM-related fields.

What to expect If you plan to attend the event: Please RSVP if you want to attend the lecture as seating is very limited. Use this link to reserve your tickets: There are 1pm and 2pm lecture seatings available. Tell your friends and family to come on down to the Sandwich Public Library for free hands-on science activities that will run continuously from 1pm-3pm. We hope you can join us at Science Sunday Funday at the Sandwich Public Library. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on