Education, Outreach & Events Listing


  • 244th ACS National Meeting: Materials for Health & Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA - August 19-22



    • High School Program for Educators

      Presentations will explore new methods of teaching, classroom tools, resources, activities and green chemistry. A special High School/College Interface Luncheon will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and network.

    • Green Chemistry Commitment Symposium

      The Green Chemistry Commitment is an initiative to bring together green chemistry educators around the goal of transforming chemistry education. The commitment aims to bring the field together to agree upon common student learning objectives that departments wishing to incorporate green chemistry will champion. The Commitment is being lead by Beyond Benign, a non-profit dedicated to Green Chemistry education, in partnership with a faculty advisory board representing different colleges and universities from throughout the United States. This presentation will describe the program goals, the work of the commitment's advisory board and resources for interested faculty and institutions.



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  • New England Association of Chemistry Teachers
    Advances in Green Chemistry Conference

    Bridgewater State University - August 7-9



    New England Association of Chemistry TeachersThe New England Association of Chemistry Teachers is holding its 73rd Summer Conference from August 6 – 9, 2012 at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. This year's theme is "Advances in Green Chemistry."

    Several speakers and workshops have already been scheduled and the Annual Banquet will be held on Tuesday evening - all are invited. PDPs and Continuing Education Credits will be available for teachers.

    Bridgewater State is the site of a new state- of- the- art science facility that opened this past September. Ed Brush, the Chemistry Department Chair, is working with NEACT to make this a truly memorable experience.

    • John Warner - Keynote
    • Amy Cannon - Biomimicry & Green Chemistry
    • Kate Anderson - Green Chemistry Outreach Opportunities

    for more information



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  • Salem State Upward Bound Internship
    August 13-17



    Upward Bound students will become green chemistry ambassadors actively working in the lab and in the community sharing green chemistry labs and activities with students and the public.



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  • Biennial Conference on Chemical Education 2012
    July 29-31



    Session S61b (Wednesday, 2pm, Thomas 216)

    Transforming chemistry education through the Green Chemistry Commitment

    Abstract:
    The Green Chemistry Commitment is an initiative to bring together green chemistry educators around the goal of transforming chemistry education. The Commitment aims to bring the field together to agree upon common student learning objectives for departments wishing to incorporate green chemistry. This presentation will describe the program goals, the work of the commitment's advisory board, as well as resources available for interested institutions and faculty.

    view the program



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  • The Education Cooperative:
    Summer Science Institute

    Dover Sherborn High School - July 12



    Green Chemistry Workshop



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  • Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
    Washington, DC - June 18-21



    • Green Chemistry Commitment
    • Green Chemistry in India
    • Student Workshop


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  • Green Chemistry-Oriented Science Education
    Webinar - May 10, 2012



    Join us on May 10, 2012, as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Beyond Benign (a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization), and EPA Region 2 share information on the best chemical management practices, principles of green chemistry, and other lessons learned from work under way in New York high schools. The New York State Education Department will also be present to reflect on statewide opportunities to advance green chemistry. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session.



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  • Science Engineering & Technology in the City
    Boston, MA - April 28



    Beyond Benign Fellows will be collaborators in this day-long event designed for exposing high school girls to careers in science, engineering and technology.



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  • Vining Elementary School
    Billerica, MA - April 24



    Beyond Benign will visit 3 fourth grade classrooms at the Vining Elementary School thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Cabot Corporation of Billerica. The students will learn about green chemistry, biomimicry and create their own glue.



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  • Earth Day @ the Museum of Science, Boston
    with New England Section of the American Chemical Society
    Boston, MA - April 22





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  • Partnerships in Sustainability
    Salem State University - April 20-21, 2012

    The Sustainable Campuses and Communities Conference brings together experts and peers from government, education, business and communities.  Everyone wanting to learn more about campus or community sustainability and best practices will find this conference timely, practical and valuable.  Beyond Benign and Outreach Fellows will be participating in this event discussing the important role green chemistry plays in sustainability initiatives.



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  • Lamar University
    April 11

    Kate Anderson, Director of Education for Beyond Benign, will be meeting with student and faculty groups at Lamar University to discuss sustainability and green chemistry initiatives on campus.



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  • Billerica High School Field Trip
    April 10



    Cabot Corporation has sponsored Billerica High School students a lab field trip experience at Beyond Benign. The group will be performing the "Recycling Polylactic Lactic Acid" lab as well as taking a tour of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry.



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  • 20th Annual Women In Science & Engineering (WISE)
    Career Day One hour workshop

    Salem State University - March 13, 2012

    W.I.S.E. is organized through The Salem State Collaborative, which is dedicated to linking North Shore educators and industry representatives for the improvement of math, science and technology education. The purpose of W.I.S.E. is to excite and educate middle school young women about careers in science and engineering, thereby encouraging them to take and stay in high level math and science courses in high school. Outreach Fellows from Salem State and Gordon College will be participating by sharing green chemistry experiences and exposing them to the various career opportunities that exist within green chemistry.



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  • Mass Biology Teachers Association
    One hour workshop

    Gordon College - March 10, 2012

    Learn how to introduce sustainable science building blocks into your curriculum while using green chemistry and biomimicry. Utilizing the knowledge learned from nature's processes biomimicry provides inspiration for sustainable design. Green chemistry is a set of principles that provides a guide for pollution prevention at the most basic level. Combined they bring to life concepts in the classroom by integrating cutting edge research. Hear from a local chemistry teacher that is weaving this into her classroom and attend this workshop to learn about the various free curriculum resources available from Beyond Benign, a MA green chemistry education organization.



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  • Green Chemistry Online Course
    for Educators

    Registration Deadline - March 8, 2012

    This course will begin with an introduction to the 12 principles of green chemistry and then concentrate on the exploration and creation of green chemistry lesson plan materials. Educational resources that are proven vehicles for bringing green chemistry concepts to high school students will be introduced. These lesson plans are designed to integrate into current curriculum and meet national education standards in science and connecting disciplines. Spring session begins March 12th!

    Registration Opens Soon



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  • Gordon College Green Chemistry Lecture:
    Green Chemistry: Chemistry for the Long Haul

    Gordon College - March 1, 2012

    Students, faculty, teachers and community members alike are invited to hear Professor Michael C. Cann from the University of Scranton shares his experience as a green chemistry ambassador, professor and advocate and his thoughts on chemistry of the future.



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  • Industrial Green Chemistry World
    Mumbai, India - December 4-6, 2011

    International Year of ChemistryBeyond Benign is pleased to be participating in this year's IGCW Conference by leading several talks and workshops. Details to be announced.



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  • Green Chemistry Institute15th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference &

    5th International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry


    Washington, DC - June 20-23, 2011

    International Year of ChemistryUndergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to join us for a full-day student workshop designed specifically for you! Student attendees of the 2011 event will enjoy unparalleled opportunities. You'll learn about scientific advances from and meet leaders in the field of green chemistry as well as leaders from interdependent fields and business leaders invested in green chemistry. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the tools of the trade and how they can encourage others to pursue sustainable solutions to scientific, environmental and social challenges. Attendees are also encouraged to present their research at oral and poster presentations for peer and professional discussion.
    more information

    Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute is providing participation support through a limited number of travel scholarships.

    Information & Application



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  • The Path Ahead on Creating a Green Chemistry Roadmap for Washington State
    Renton, WA - May 25-26, 2011

    pprcThe workshop will pull together leaders from business, academia, non-profits, and government to help craft and shape a strategic vision for advancing green chemistry in Washington state. The workshop will examine topics relating to:

    • Green chemistry education
    • Tools and information currently being used to design safer products and processes
    • Incentives in the supply chain
    • Economic development opportunities
    • The harmonization of policy and regulatory frameworks
    • Emerging technologies and next steps
    Washington State Teachers Association Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center



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  • Advancing Green Chemistry Practices in Business: 6th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable
    Cupertino, CA - May 4 & 5, 2011

    GC3Beyond Benign Executive Director, Amy Cannon, is participating in a Panel Discussion on "Advancing Green Chemistry Education" with Jim Hutchinson from U of Oregon, Barbara Peterson from UC Berkeley and Jennifer Young from the ACS GCI.



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  • Beyond Benign: Fellow's Showcase
    Wilmington, MA - April 30, 2011

    This afternoon Beyond Benign celebrates our Fellows - their hard work and dedication has made our local education efforts possible! Over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year, our fellows have participated in over 50 events and helped introduce the concepts of sustainability and green chemistry to thousands of New England school children.



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  • Cambridge Science Festival
    Cambridge, MA - April 30 - May 8, 2011

    International Year of ChemistryBeyond Benign's Celebration of the International Year of Chemistry Celebrate the "International Year of Chemistry" with Beyond Benign's green chemistry's games and cool giveaways! Learn about Beyond Benign, a local non-profit science education organization and how they are working to inspire the next generation of scientists. Beyond Benign believes that sustainability can be achieved through science and technology. Come play our exciting biomimicry matching game that will teach you how nature and technology connect to benefit society.



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  • WVSU College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' 17th Annual Research Symposium
    Institute, WV - April 29, 2011

    West Virginia State UniversityThe WVSU College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will hold its 17th Annual Research Symposium on Friday, April 29 in the Hamblin Hall auditorium. Featured speaker will be Dr. John C. Warner, Chief Technology Officer for the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. His remarks "Green Chemistry, the Missing Element of Science Education" will be at 9 a.m.. Student researchers, faculty, and staff will present the results on their research in the following sessions.

    Seminar Details


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  • International School of Boston
    Cambridge, MA - April 27-28, 2011

    200 Elementary & Middle School Students at the International School of Boston performed activities and experiments in green chemistry. Younger students learned about Biomimicry and made a "green" glue while older students did an exothermic experiment based on health & beauty products commonly found in the home.



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  • Earth Day
    Boston, MA - April 22, 2011

    Green Chemistry for a Sustainable Future



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  • Wilmington High School
    Beyond Benign HQ - April 15, 2011

    Wilmington High School students visit Beyond Benign & Warner Babcock Institute. The students will learn about Green Chemistry and how scientists can work to overcome global challenges. The field trip includes a laboratory experiment, tour of our research facilities and a discussion with scientists on career opportunities in science



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  • Wellesley College Visit
    Warner Babcock Institute - April 14, 2011

    Wellesley College green chemistry students visit the Warner Babcock Institute today. Students attended a seminar presented by co-founder of Green Chemistry, John Warner and discussed a variety of topics with scientists from the Institute.



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  • Charlton Middle School
    Charlton, MA - April 13, 2011

    Beyond Benign's Staff & Fellows lead 200 8th graders through activities that provide examples of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry and renewable energy.



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  • Wang Middle School
    Lowell, MA - April 11, 2011

    Beyond Benign's Fellows lead 8th graders through an activity that provides examples of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry and the concept of sustainability.



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  • Edison Elementary School
    Brighton, MA - April 8, 2011

    Beyond Benign's Fellows lead 3rd graders through activities that introduce the concepts of sustainability and biomimicry.



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  • Green Chemistry Day at Gordon College
    Wenham, MA - April 7, 2011

    Beyond Benign joined Gordon College faculty, staff and students in an annual event presented by Gordon College's Chemistry Department. The day included activities and lectures with a plenary given by guest lecturer, Terry Collins.



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  • Malden High School
    Malden, MA - April 5, 2011

    Beyond Benign's Fellows lead 130 10th & 11th graders through a challenging extraction experiment that provides examples of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.



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  • Lab Prep Day
    Wilmington, MA - April 2, 2011

    Beyond Benign's College & University Fellows are the engine of our outreach, mentoring and after-school programs. We truly appreciate the time and effort they take to prepare materials for classroom experiments - and the work they do with us to prepare for and deliver mentoring, communicating with and educating younger students. You guys ROCK!



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  • MIT MAES Science Extravaganza
    Cambridge, MA - April 2, 2011



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  • Edison Elementary School
    Brighton, MA - April 1, 2011

    Beyond Benign Fellows introduce 150 students at the Edison Elementary School in Brighton, MA to the concepts of Green Chemistry and environmental stewardship. Students perform a hands-on activity based on Biomimicry.



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  • Green Chemistry Day at the
    Museum of Science, Boston

    Boston, MA - March 24, 2011

    Green Chemistry at the Museum of Science, BostonInternational Year of Chemistry Beyond Benign is pleased to present Green Chemistry Day with the Museum of Science, Boston! Students are introduced to the concepts of Green Chemistry with real-world industrial examples of sustainable practices, materials and products. Students will also learn about local issues and what research scientists from the Warner Babcock Institute are doing to improve the quality of consumer products for the sake of our health and the environment. Small groups will engage in forums on topics that relate to solar energy, bio-based materials, and cosmetics; learn about the environmental and health implications of traditional consumer products; and discuss future green chemistry research projects. Beyond Benign is very pleased to be joined by Northeast University GSA student outreach group.

    More Information



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  • Brownies & Girl Scouts Sustainability Day
    Westford, MA - March 19, 2011

    Beyond Benign Fellows are joined by Northeast University GSA students at an annual event engaging Westford Girl Scouts and Brownies with a wide variety of activities and experiments designed to make science and sustainability concepts accessible.



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  • International School of Boston
    Wilmington, MA - March 15, 2011

    Students from the International School of Boston tour the Warner Babcock Institute's state-of-the-art research facilities and discuss career opportunities with senior scientists. The students will also conduct experiments that highlight the important role science plays in creating a sustainable future in Beyond Benign's training lab.



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  • Women In Science & Engieering (WISE)
    Salem State University - March 15, 2011

    Beyond Benign Fellows participate in the WISE Conference and Career Day. WISE is dedicated to linking students, teachers and industry representatives for the improvement of math and science education for today's changing work environment. The W.I.S.E. Career Day initiative specifically targets young women at an impressionable age and exposes them to today's technologically oriented careers in mathematics and science.

    more information



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  • Rockport High School
    Rockport, MA - March 14, 2011

    Beyond Benign Staff & Fellows introduce 100 chemistry and physics sophomore students to green chemistry and sustainable design through an alternative energy experiment.



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  • Boy Scouts Math, Science & Technology Expo
    Nashua, NH - March 12, 2011

    Green Chemistry with the Boy Scouts250 Boy Scouts of all ages will learn about Green Chemistry & Sustainable Science as a part of their Math and Science Merit Badge. Beyond Benign is proud to be a part of this annual College & Career Expo!



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  • Kids to College Outreach Sessions
    North Shore Community College - February 5 - March 12, 2011

    Beyond Benign Green Chemistry Fellows were excited to participate in this five-week Saturday program at North Shore Community College. Over the course of the program, Fellows will present and work through lessons from Beyond Benign's "Chemistry with a Conscience: the Science of Shampoo" curriculum with the kids.



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  • Billerica High School
    Wilmington, MA - March 11, 2011

    Students tour the state-of-the-art research facilicy, the Warner Babcock Institute, followed by laboratory exercises in Beyond Benign's teaching laboratory. Students learn about the 12 principles of green chemistry and converted a (PLA) plastic cup into an environmentally benign antimicrobial cleaning solution.



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  • St. Johns Prep Science Club
    Wilmington, MA - March 10, 2011

    Students from St. Johns Preparatory School tour the Warner Babcock Institute's state-of-the-art research facilities and discuss career opportunities with senior scientists. The students will also conduct experiments that highlight the important role science plays in creating a sustainable future in Beyond Benign's training lab.



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  • Wang Middle School
    Lowell, MA - March 4, 2011

    All the 8th graders at Wang Middle School are chemists today! Students will learn about sustainability through an experiment based on green chemistry and biomimicry.



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  • Citizen Schools - Irving Middle School
    Roslindale, MA - March 3, 2011

    Beyond Benign green chemistry Fellows and staff introduce sustainability, green chemistry and biomimicry to 80 middle school students.



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  • Quincy High School Science Fair
    Quincy, MA - March 1, 2011

    Beyond Benign Staff & Fellows helped out at the Quincy High School Science and Technology Fair this year as Science Fair Judges of the high school projects.



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  • Worcester State University
    Worcester, MA - March 1, 2011

    Beyond Benign Staff conducted a condensed outreach training for Worcester State University students.



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  • Linden Elementary School
    Malden, MA - February 28, 2011



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  • Lab Prep Day
    Wilmington, MA - February 26, 2011

    Beyond Benign's College & University Fellows are the engine of our outreach, mentoring and after-school programs. We truly appreciate the time and effort they take to prepare materials for classroom experiments - and the work they do with us to prepare for and deliver mentoring, communicating with and educating younger students.



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  • Kuss Middle School
    Fall River, MA - February 18, 2010

    In a collaboration with Bristol Community College, Beyond Benign staff brought a day of green chemistry experiments and activities to middle schoolers in this Saturday program.



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  • Innovation Academy
    Wilmington, MA - February 14, 2010

    Students from Innovation Academy continue their work on a biodiesel project in our research labs today!



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  • Northeast Metro Tech High School
    February 11, 2011

    A hundred 10th grade chemistry students learned about green chemistry and biomimicry today with experiments inspired by blue mussels.



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  • G.I.R.L.S. (Girls Investigating Real Life Science)
    Dorchester, MA - February 5 2011

    Beyond Benign Fellows engaged kids in experiments that highlight the role of Green Chemistry in creating safe personal care products. This was the last of a three-saturday program with Girls Investigating Real Life Science.



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  • Kids to College Outreach Sessions
    North Shore Community College - February 5 - March 12, 2011

    Beyond Benign Green Chemistry Fellows were excited to participate in this five-week Saturday program at North Shore Community College. Over the course of the program, Fellows will present and work through lessons from Beyond Benign's "Chemistry with a Conscience: the Science of Shampoo" curriculum with the kids.



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  • Murphy School
    January 31, 2011

    Third and Fourth graders at Murphy Elementary School learned some sustainable science today.



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  • G.I.R.L.S. (Girls Investigating Real Life Science)
    Dorchester, MA - January 29 2011

    Beyond Benign Fellows engaged kids in experiments that highlight Renewable Energy and Green Chemistry. This was the second of a three-saturday program with Girls Investigating Real Life Science.



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  • Earth Week in Winter
    January 25, 2011

    Fellows participated in the "Earth Week in Winter" celebration at Manchester Essex Middle School.



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  • G.I.R.L.S. (Girls Investigating Real Life Science)
    Dorchester, MA - January 22 2011

    Beyond Benign Fellows engaged kids in experiments that highlight Biomimicry and Green Chemistry. This was the first of a three-saturday program with Girls Investigating Real Life Science.



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  • Linden Elementary School
    Malden, MA - January 13, 2011

    100 elementary school kids learned about solar energy and sustainability today.



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  • Lab Prep Day
    Wilmington, MA - January 7, 2011

    Beyond Benign's College & University Fellows are the engine of our outreach, mentoring and after-school programs. We truly appreciate the time and effort they take to prepare materials for classroom experiments - and the work they do with us to prepare for mentoring, communicating with and educating younger students.



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  • English High School
    Boston, MA - December 20, 2010

    AP Chemistry students received a quick overview of green chemistry and had the opportunity to discuss careers in science with real scientists!



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  • New England Green Chemistry Networking Forum
    MIT, Cambridge, MA - December 16, 2010

    Join Curt Spalding, EPA New England Regional Administrator, and green chemistry leaders, Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the Science Advisor to the Agency, and John Warner, President and Chief Technology Office, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, to create a sustainable green chemistry future for New England.

    The goals of the forum are to:

    • Bring together green chemistry practitioners and potential customers and/or funders
    • Enlist participation in strategic groups
    • Showcase the many successful green chemistry activities in New England

    The focus of the meeting is networking:

    • Network with green chemistry leaders in
      • Education
      • Government
      • Industry
      • Investment and Development
      • Healthcare
      • Advocacy

    Learn More



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  • Innovation Academy
    Wilmington, MA - December 13, 2010

    Students from Innovation Academy came to work in our research labs today! The high school students ran experiments for a biodiesel project they are working on this academic year.



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  • Hosmer Afterschool Program
    Watertown, MA - December 9, 2010



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  • The Career Place
    December 8, 2010

    Beyond Benign Staff & Fellows led high school students through green chemistry experiments to recycle PLA plastic into an environmentally benign cleaner.



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  • North Andover High School
    North Andover, MA - December 2, 2010

    Beyond Benign Staff & Fellows worked with North Andover GED students in this evening event.



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  • International School of Boston
    Cambridge, MA - December 2, 2010

    Beyond Benign Fellows led middle school students in a morning of green chemistry activities.



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  • Horace Mann School for the Deaf
    Allston, MA - November 30, 2010

    Fellows treated elementary school students to activities focused on energy and biomimicry!



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  • Roots & Shoots - Jane GoodallRoots & Shoots: Fall Afterschool Program
    Watertown, MA - September 27 - November 29, 2010

    This fall Beyond Benign is working with Roots & Shoots at the Cunningham School in Watertown to teach elementary school students about the environment and its relationship to science through Green Chemistry and Biomimicry activities.

    Learn About Roots & Shoots



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  • Innovation Academy Science Fair
    Tyngsboro, MA - November 22, 2010

    Beyond Benign Staff and Fellows lent their scientific expertise to help kick off Science Fair projects for this group of high school students.



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  • Bridgewater State University
    Undergraduate Symposium on Sustainability
    & the Environment

    Bridgewater, MA - November 20, 2010

    Green Chemistry Fellows were pleased to attend the 9th Annual Undergraduate Symposium on Sustainability. Professor Ed Brush founded this event, which maintains a focus on green chemistry and its positive impact on society and the environment.



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  • AP Science Day at UMass Boston
    Boston, MA - November 20, 2010

    Green Chemistry Fellows participated in AP Science Day at the University of Massachusetts Boston. High school students from Dorchester and Boston attended this morning of scientific experimentation and inquiry.



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  • Odyssey High School Field Trip
    Wilmington, MA - November 19, 2010

    Odyssey High School students performed experiements and toured working laboratories during this short visit.



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  • John D. O'Bryant High School
    Roxbury, MA - November 18, 2010

    Beyond Benign Staff & Fellows led AP and Honors Chemistry and Physics students through experiements focusing on alternative energy and the chemical aspects of solar energy. Students put the scientific method into practice with recursive testing and analysis of data derived from testing the solar cells they made.



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  • Hosmer Afterschool Program
    Watertown, MA - November 17, 2010

    At this event, part of a larger service learning program, Fellows worked with students on after-school science projects.



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  • Manchester Essex Middle School
    November 16, 2010

    Green Chemistry Fellows joined students in an after-school program to perform a green chemistry experiment based on Biomimicry and natural products.



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  • Watertown Roots & Shoots Field Trip
    Wilmington, MA - November 10, 2010

    Watertown Middle School's Roots & Shoots kids visited Beyond Benign's headquarters and teaching lab for an afternoon of Biomimicry!



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  • Linden Elementary School
    Malden, MA - November 10, 2010



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  • Center for Sustainability Green Career Expo
    Simmons College, Boston, MA - November 9, 2010

    Staff & Fellows participated in this years' Green Career Expo. The expo featured several panel discussions, and Beyond Benign was pleased to present an exhibit.



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  • Brighton High School
    Brighton, MA - November 9, 2010



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  • East Boston High School
    East Boston, MA - November 4, 2010

    Beyond Benign Green Chemistry Fellows introduced AP Chemistry and AP Biology students to the science of green chemistry. Beyond Benign's Fellows are also supporting East Boston's science mentoring program over this academic year.



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  • Innovation Academy Charter School Field Trip
    Wilmington, MA - November 2-3, 2010

    High school juniors are visiting us for a tour and a green chemistry experiment in our state-of-the-art facilities. The chemical extraction and discussion are being led by on-site scientists.



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  • Leicester High School Field Trip
    Simmons College Science Center - October 29, 2010



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  • International School of Boston
    Cambridge, MA - October 26, 2010



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  • Museum of Science, Boston :: Green Chemistry Day
    In Celebration of the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award Winners

    Boston, MA - October 21, 2010

    Green Chemistry at the Museum of Science, BostonLearn about sustainable science through hands-on and interactive activities featuring Beyond Benign Green Chemistry Outreach Fellows and Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge winners.

    This event allows students of all ages to interact with college students dedicated to sustainability. Attendees can perform hands-on activities, learn about careers and educational paths in sustainability, and meet college-age sustainability award winners. Hands-on activities include making solar energy devices using blackberries, playing biomimicry matching games, and creating bio-based glue.

    Free entrance for after school programs
    Free to everyone with Exhibit Halls admission.

    More Information [pdf]
    Museum of Science | Educators



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  • Roots & Shoots
    Concord, MA - October 20, 2010



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  • Sustainability Day with the Brownies & Girl Scouts
    Westford, MA - October 16, 2010

    Green Chemistry with the Girl Scouts



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  • National Chemistry Week
    Wilmington, MA - October 17-23, 2010



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  • Bioneers Annual Conference
    San Rafael, CA - October 15-17, 2010

    The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum presenting breakthrough solutions for people and planet. Beyond Benign is pleased to be participating this year by presenting two talks:

    Register with discount code
    "BEYOND2010"


     

    • Plenary Talk: Intellectual Ecology:
      Green Chemistry & Biomimicry


      A seminal founder of Green Chemistry, Dr. John Warner will explore the opportunities to learn from nature about materials and the very process of innovation and creativity. He co-founded the Beyond Benign Foundation and the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry.

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    • Inventing a Sustainable Future
      Biomimicry & Green Chemistry in Science Education


      Massive gaps in our educational institutions need to be filled with emerging new concepts in Green Chemistry and Biomimicry, not only to better prepare individuals to design truly sustainable materials, but also to attract a broader diversity of creative individuals into materials sciences so that innovative new approaches can be developed and applied. With: John Warner, President of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry; and Amy Cannon, Executive Director of the Beyond Benign Foundation.

      More Info

    • Panel Discussion: Breaking Down the Walls
      The Future of Education with Earth in Mind


      How do we ensure coming generations are truly eco-literate, equipped to build a sustainable civilization? How can we revolutionize our educational system and re-vision our curricula across disciplines with Earth’s living systems at their core? What about town-gown partnerships for place-based restoration at the nation’s 4,100 colleges and universities? Hosted by David Orr. Panel: Amy Cannon, Anthony Cortese, Jean MacGregor. More Info



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  • Lawrence Upward Bound
    Wilmington, MA - October 13, 2010

    Lawrence High School students visit Beyond Benign & Warner Babcock Institute as part of their Upward Bound program. The students will learn about Green Chemistry and how scientists can work to overcome global challenges. The field trip includes a laboratory experiment, tour of our research facilities and a discussion with scientists on career opportunities in science.



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  • Fellowship Training: Day Two
    Wilmington, MA - October 2, 2010

    Through our fellowship program, Beyond Benign staff train college student fellows from Massachusetts colleges. The fellows then work with our staff of scientists and education specialists to bring green chemistry to K-12 students. Staff and fellows discuss green chemistry topics, careers in science and lead lab experiments and hands-on activities at over 40 classroom and school events to demonstrate sustainable solutions to scientific, environmental and social challenges.

    In the second half of the day, Beyond Benign's Outreach Fellows will lead hands-on activities for kids in the Young Einstein Program.

    Fellowship Program
    Info for Fellows



  • Massachusetts Green Career Conference
    Marlborough, MA - October 1, 2010

    Amy Cannon, Beyond Benign's Executive Director will be presenting "Career Opportunities in Green Chemistry" at the Massachusetts Green Career Conference. The conference strives to answer the question "What is My Role in the New, Green Economy?" by connecting stakeholders from business, education and government, and offering career guidance to job seekers from throughout the Commonwealth.

    On Eventbrite
    Conference Information



  • 3rd International Symposium on Green Processing in the Pharmaceutical & Fince Chemical Industries
    Boston, MA - September 30 - October 1, 2010

    UMass Boston and Guiding Green are hosting this conference focusing on Green Chemistry and the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to the conference, a Green Chemistry Training Course will be held at the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. Guiding Green is a sustainability consulting firm specializing in developing collaborations to integrate sustainable solutions into organizations.

    Conference Information
    Green Chemistry Training Information
    Registration



  • Roots & Shoots: Fall Afterschool Program
    Watertown, MA - September 27 - November 29, 2010

    Roots & Shoots - Jane GoodallThis fall Beyond Benign is working with Roots & Shoots at the Cunningham School in Watertown to teach elementary school students about the environment and its relationship to science through Green Chemistry and Biomimicry activities.

    Learn About Roots & Shoots



  • Notre Dame Energy Week
    Notre Dame, IN - September 25, 2010

    Green Chemistry at Notre DameJohn Warner, co-founder of Green Chemistry and Chief Technology Officer & President of the Warner Babcock Institute will discuss Green Chemistry and how it is used during the design phase of materials development. Amy Cannon, Executive Director of Beyond Benign, will present "Education & Outreach" as well as experiments, demonstrations and hands-on activities to audience participants. Energy Week is part of Notre Dame's committment to sustainability within the university, as well as the greater community.

    More Information
    Notre Dame Energy Expo Flyer



  • Bishop Guertin High School Field Trip to Beyond Benign
    Wilmington, MA - September 20, 2010

    Students from Bishop Guertin High School will tour the Warner Babcock Institute's state-of-the-art research facilities and will discuss career opportunities with senior scientists. Afterwards, the students will conduct experiments that highlight the important role science plays in creating a sustainable future in Beyond Benign's training lab.



  • Fenway High School - Opening Day!
    Boston, MA - September 9, 2010

    Beyond Benign will be introducing students to Green Chemistry at Fenway High School's Opening Day Ceremony. Students will perform experiments that focus on alternative energy & Green Chemistry after a brief introductory talk.



  • Girl Scouts Field Trip to Beyond Benign
    Wilmington, MA - August 24, 2010

    A small group of Girl Scouts came to Beyond Benign's headquarters to learn about Green Chemistry & Sustainability. The visit included a tour of the Institute's facilities and focused on careers in science. Beyond Benign's summer Green Chemistry Interns from Lawrence High School helped conduct sustainability-minded activities with the scouts.



  • High School Chemistry Day at the
    American Chemical Society National Meeting

    Boston, MA - August 22, 2010

    John Warner presented "Food & Medicines of the Future: the Role of Green Chemistry." This high school program was designed with the overarching theme of the Boston meeting Chemistry for Preventing & Combating Disease.

    More Information



  • Upward Bound Green Chemistry Internship
    Wilmington, MA - August 23-27, 2010

    Upward Bound - Green Chemistry Interns from Lawreence High SchoolBeyond Benign hosted four Lawrence High School students participating in the Salem State College Upward Bound Program in a week-long full-time work-study internship. The students were introduced to the green chemistry principles through a variety of hands-on activities. Their experience consisted of lab safety training, solar cell construction, testing and kit assembly along with lab work. Energy and enthusiasm was high all week as the girls assisted with new variations of lab experiments that will be preformed this year with middle school audiences. The Salem State College Upward Bound Program provides comprehensive academic and support services needed to equip participants with the skills and motivation necessary for success beyond secondary school and persistence in postsecondary education.

    Thank you Salem State College Upward Bound for such a fantastic partnership!

    More Information



  • Boston GreenFest
    Boston, MA - August 19-21, 2010

    Green Chemistry at Boston GreenFestBeyond Benign was pleased to participate in Boston GreenFest this year. Hundreds of kids and their parents participated in activities on Boston City Plaza. Student Outreach Fellows and staff engaged participants with activities on sustainable energy and Biomimicry as a source of inspiration for greener products. As the region's largest multicultural environmental festival, Boston GreenFest celebrates the many ways we can create a better world by greening our lives and our communities.

    Learn More



  • Green Chemistry Institute for Community College Educators
    Santa Clara, CA - August 18-20, 2010

    Green Chemistry at Mission College Santa Clara CaliforniaImplementing Green Chemistry within a community college can have multiple benefits to both the community college and to it's students and academics.

    This summer Beyond Benign held it's "Green Chemistry Institute" at Mission College in Santa Clara, California. Beyond Benign co-founders Amy Cannon and John Warner were joined by Director of Curriculum, Rachel Pokrandt and Irv Levy, Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Gordon College in Massachusetts.

    Learn More



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  • Green Chemistry Summer Curriculum Institute for Teachers
    Wilmington, MA - August 11-13, 2010

    High School Green Chemistry Curriculum InstituteBeyond Benign held a three-day workshop for teachers from New England. The Institute introduced High School teachers to Green Chemistry and provided a hands-on experience with teacher-developed curriculum and experiments. Beyond Benign works with teachers to create standards-based curriculum that meets teachers' needs. Our Institutes are teacher led and include all course and classroom materials free of charge.

    Learn More
    Green Chemistry in the High School
    Curriculum & Replacement Labs



  • Kids to College program
    Lynn, MA - August 9-13, 2010



  • Green Chemistry Summer Curriculum Institute for Teachers
    Washington State - July 25-30, 2010

    Testing Shampoo : Middle School Chemistry Curriculum

    Middle School teachers from across the United States met for a workshop on how to incorporate concepts from sustainability & Green Chemistry into their curriculum. Beyond Benign works with teachers to create standards-based curriculum that meets teachers' needs. Our Institutes are teacher led and include all course and classroom materials free of charge.

    Learn More
    The Science of Shampoo Curriculum



  • Green Chemists for a Cure :: Breast Cancer Walk
    Boston, MA - July 23-25, 2010
    Susan Komen Green Chemists for a Cure

    Join our friends from the Warner Babcock Institute on an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer! The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Everyday at work, we change the way the world makes things, uses things and thinks about things. Through chemistry, we are trying to change the world. We provide society with new technologies that won't be detrimental to our health or the environment. We very much want to help win this battle.

    Learn More



  • Outreach at Groton Public Library
    Groton, MA - July 13th, 2010

    Green Chemistry at Groton Public LibraryBeyond Benign visited Groton Public Library to show how solar energy can be converted into electrical energy by making solar cells out of basic, non-toxic materials.

    Event Details [GPL]
    Groton Public Library



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  • Conference Capstone Workshop for Students
    Washington, DC - June 24, 2010

    Student Workshop Outreach - Green Chemistry and Engineering ConferenceThis full-day, workshop is designed for students attending the GC&E conference. It is designed to take some of the lessons learned throughout the conference and put them into action. Learn why green chemistry education outreach is so valuable and how you can be a green chemistry ambassador at your school and in your community.

    This year, after the student workshop, participants were asked to participate in an outreach event involving high school & middle school kids from after-school programs in D.C.

    Learn More About It



  • 14th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
    Washington, DC - June 21-24, 2010

    John Warner co-founder Green Chemistry plenary speakerThe 14th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference returns to downtown Washington, DC on June 21-24, 2010. This year's theme is "Innovation and Application" and our own Dr. John Warner (President, Beyond Benign), one of the renowned founders of green chemistry, is the chair.



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  • Outreach with Somerville High School
    Sommerville, MA - June 10th, 2010

    120 High School students at Somerville High learned about Green Chemistry and sustainability through a pair of laboratory experiments focusing on alternative energy and evaluating alternative scientific methods.



  • Social Justice Academy - Hyde Park High School
    Hyde Park, MA - June 8th, 2010

    Sixty students from the Social Justice Academy at the Hyde Park High School conducted natural oil extraction experiements. The experiments, which compare traditional extraction methods with alternative methods illustrate the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.



  • NERM Meeting
    Potsdam, NY - June 5th, 2010



  • Manchester Essex STEM Field Trip to Beyond Benign
    Wilmington, MA - June 2nd, 2010

    Manchester Essex's Science Technology Engineering & Math group came to Wilmington to make and test Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. The fifty students were introduced to Green Chemistry and learned about careers in science from working scientists.



  • Medford Middle School Field Trip to Beyond Benign
    Wilmington, MA - June 1st, 2010

    Medford Middle School Science Club students visited Beyond Benign and learned about Green Chemistry. The 6-8 graders toured our state-of-the-art research facility, met with scientists at the Warner Babcock Institute and performed experiments in alternative energy in our teaching lab.



  • Bioneers Global Conference
    Zeist, Netherlands - May 30 - June 1st, 2010

    BioneersNature as a Model for Science, Technology, Business & Society

    Amy Cannon, co-founder of Beyond Benign is an invited speaker at the first Bioneers Global Conference. Bioneers are social and scientific innovators from all walks of life and disciplines who have peered deep into the heart of living systems to understand how nature operates, and to mimic "nature's operating instructions" to serve human ends without harming the web of life. Nature's principles—kinship, cooperation, diversity, symbiosis and cycles of continuous creation absent of waste—can also serve as metaphoric guideposts for organizing an equitable, compassionate and democratic society.

    Conference Details & Speakers


  • Malden High School Chemistry Club Field Trip to Beyond Benign
    Wilmington, MA - May 25th, 2010

    Malden High School Green Chemistry



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  • Beyond Benign Outreach Fellows Honors Evening
    Wilmington, MA - May 20th, 2010

    Green Chemistry Outreach Fellows ShowcaseWe're celebrating the accomplishments of our 2009-2010 College Outreach Fellows!

    Our Fellows were involved with 62 outreach events, reaching over 4,000 students, teachers and community members. With their help, we are bringing Green Chemistry to the New England area and reaching diverse audiences. Our Fellows are inspiring the next generation of scientists that will help create the sustainable materials and products of the future.

    Learn About the Fellows Program


  • Beyond Benign Curriculum Development Conference
    Ann Arbor, MI - May 14-17, 2010



  • Greening the STEM Pipeline
    Boston, MA - May 14, 2010

    The DOME Foundation, BATEC (Boston-area Advanced Technological Education Connections), Bunker Hill Community College, the Latino STEM Alliance, and the Metro Boston Consortium are sponsoring a joint spring symposium for educators & administrators in mathematics, science, engineering and technology at schools in Massachusetts and the Boston metropolitan area, scientists, engineers, students, workforce development professionals - and all who are interested in STEM education and the development of a "Green" STEM Pipeline for our students.

    Symposium Agenda


  • Linden Elementary School
    Malden, MA - May 11th, 2010

    Fourth grade students will be doing an activity with a bio-inspired polymer that introduces students to photoresist technology and the principles of Green Chemistry. (VBT Lesson)



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  • New England Association of Chemistry Teachers
    Wilmington, MA - May 8th, 2010

    Green Chemistry with the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers



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  • Newburyport Field Trip
    Wilmington, MA - April 29th, 2010

    Green Chemistry with the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers20 Juniors from Newburyport High School visited Beyond Benign headquarters for a tour of the research facilities and some hands on experiments in our teaching lab. To the left is a picture of students preparing for the supercritical CO2 extraction of lemon oil.



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  • Billerica High School
    Billerica, MA - April 28th, 2010

    Green Chemistry with the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers100 honors and advanced placement chemistry students in Billerica learned about Green Chemistry in their classes today. The students performed several Green Chemistry experiments, including making and testing dye-sensitized solar cells and recycling polylactic acid plastic into cleaning solution.



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  • Cambridge Science Festival
    Cambridge, MA - April 24th, 2010

    Green Chemistry at MIT's Cambridge Science FestivalGreen Chemistry Outreach Fellows engaged the public with activities based on the 12 Principles of Green hemistry and Biomimicry at MIT's annual "Cambridge Science Festival".



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  • Upward Bound at Boston University
    Malden, MA - April 21th, 2010

    Green Chemistry with Boston University Upward BoundBeyond Benign staff and Green Chemistry Outreach Fellows introduced the science of Green Chemistry to Upward Bound students from Boston University through several experiments.



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  • Massachusetts Academy of Sciences
    Museum of Science, Boston, MA - April 17th, 2010

    At the second annual meeting, Beyond Benign staff & Outreach Fellows discussed what Green Chemistry is and how it impacts people's lives on a daily basis. Simple activities to highlight efficiency and waste reduction as it pertains to Green Chemistry were performed by attendees of the festival.



  • Green Schools Summit & Community Fair
    Woburn, MA - April 16th, 2010

    Green Chemistry with Boston Green SchoolsBeyond Benign was pleased to participate in Project Green Schools' Green Fest, an environmental festival for Middle School & High School students. Beyond Benign presented 3 workshops on green chemistry and dye sensitized solar cells to Woburn Memorial High School students and summit participants.



  • Gordon College Green Chem Day Demos!
    Wenham, MA - April 14th, 2010

    Green Chemistry Day at Gordon CollegeBeyond Benign Outreach Fellows will be presenting Green Chemistry laboratory demonstrations to Gordon College chemistry students in the Ken Olsen Science Center.



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  • SET in the City at Simmons College
    Boston, MA - April 10th, 2010

    Green Chemistry with SET in the City at Simmons CollegeHigh School students in the SET (Science, Engineering & Technology) Program will tour some of Boston's scientific hot spots, including Science Centers at Simmons College, Wentworth, Emmanuel College and Northeastern University. The program begins at Boston University's Photonics Center and ends at the Boston Museum of Science. Beyond Benign and it's fellows are proud to be a part of this event, which is part of the Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative and promotes women in science.

    More InformationRegisterFlyer


  • Wheaton College & Green Schools
    Wilmington, MA - April 9th, 2010

    Green Schools' Wheaton College fellows join Beyond Benign for a hands-on experience in Green Chemistry. Students will perform experiments that highlight the use of renewable feedstocks and environmentally benign alternatives.



  • Manville School
    Boston, MA - April 6th, 2010

    150 students at the Manville School at Judge Baker Children Center in Boston, MA will be introduced to the concepts of Green Chemistry, sustainable science and environmental stewardship. Students will perform experiments and hands-on activities.



  • Boy Scouts Field Trip
    Wilmington, MA - March 27th, 2010

    Scouts will be spending a half-day at Beyond Benign's learning facilities. They will receive a tour of the adjoining state of the art research facilities of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. Students will perform experiments in our Teaching Laboratory and lunch with research scientists from the institute.



  • One-Day Green Chemistry Workshop at
    the Spring ACS 2010 National Meeting

    San Francisco, CA - March 21-25, 2010

    teachers at the workshop"Chemistry for a Sustainable World" is the theme for the ACS National Meeting this spring in San Francisco. Beyond Benign will help kick off the conference with a One-Day workshop for High School teachers on "Green Chemistry and Sustainable Science Education at the K-12 Level." Later in the week, Executive Director Amy Cannon will chair a session on education and will present a talk titled "Bringing Community, Industry and K-12 Educators together through Green Chemistry Education and Outreach."

    Visit the conference site


  • John Warner Keynote at ITEA
    Charlotte, NC - March 18-20, 2010

    teachers at the workshopCo-founder and President of Beyond Benign, John Warner, will be the keynote speaker at the International Technology Education Association's Spring Conference. John's keynote will address the theme of the conference, which is "Green Technology: STEM Solutions for 21st Century Citizens."

    Visit the conference site


  • Amy Cannon at UNC Women in Business Conference
    Charlotte, NC - March 18-19, 2010

    Co-founder and Executive Director of Beyond Benign, Amy Cannon, will be on a panel at the University of North Carolina's "Women in Business Conference." The panel, titled "Entrepreneurial You: Seizing Opportunity and Affecting Change" will bring together entrepreneurial women with a wide variety of backgrounds. Being an entrepreneur comes in many forms, but the common denominator is the ability to recognize the opportunity when it presents itself and the will to pursue it. From starting a business, initiating change in the context of a larger organization, or desiring to challenge the status quo – each entrepreneurial story represented on this panel will empower conference attendees with skills and tools necessary to be change agents.

    Visit the conference site


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  • Green Chemistry Day @ the Boston Museum of Science
    March 11, 2010

    Share photos on twitter with TwitpicJohn Warner, co-founder of Green Chemistry and President of the Warner Babcock Institute, and Amy Cannon, co-founder of the Beyond Benign Foundation for Green Chemistry & Sustainable Science Education, started off the day with a 50 minute discussion that related science to student's lives.

    teachers at the workshopFollowing the presentation, over 300 students took part in hands-on experiments based on current research being conducted in local universities and companies. Scientists from the Warner Babcock Institute, Beyond Benign, the Museum of Science and several local colleges & universities will provide a wide selection of experiments that demonstrate basic principles - and cutting edge sustainable science.

    [Professor Irv Levy, from Gordon College, is pictured, guiding an acid-base green chemistry activity.]

    Visit the Museum




  • GIRLS, INC.
    Lowell, MA - March 10th, 2010

    Girls Incorporated of Lowell Massachusetts

    Girls Inc of Greater Lowell inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold. Creative programs instill the independence and personal responsibility girls need to succeed in a changing world. Beyond Benign is pleased & proud to be joining Girls Incorporated of Lowell's after school enrichment program!

    20 girls will learn about science careers, college opportunities and green chemistry from Beyond Benign's Outreach Fellows. The girls will learn about how VBT (vinylbenzlythymine) can be used as a safer greener alternative to traditional photoresists. The Fellows will use this bio-inspired polymer to teach the girls about the three criteria of green chemistry: safety, cost and performance.



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  • Biotechnology in the Middle School
    Curriculum Workshop for Teachers

    Mystic, CT - March 6th, 2010

    teachers at the workshop"How the Fur Flies: Genetics & Biotechnology at the Animal Shelter" is a 15 lesson curriculum unit for the middle school level. Through an engaging and relevant simulation focusing on a a pet, students learn and use scientific skills & methods, learn about scientific communication and practice planning, designing and executing scientific investigations.

    Workshop Information(PDF)


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  • Boy Scouts Math, Science & Technology Expo
    Nashua, NH - March 6th, 2010

    Green Chemistry with the Boy Scouts250 Boy Scouts of all ages will learn about Green Chemistry & Sustainable Science as a part of their Math and Science Merit Badge. Beyond Benign is proud to be a part of this annual College & Career Expo!



  • Eliot School Outreach Series
    North End, MA - February 26th, 2009

    Beyond Benign outreach fellows are visiting Eliot School for an exercise in manufacturing. The lesson investigates the choices people make in bringing a product to market and the challenge of designing a product that is sustainable, environmentally benign (green), cost effective - and that works as well or better than similar products on the market.



  • The Collaborative Environmental Series
    Lynnfield, MA - February 24th, 2010

    Amy Cannon, Executive Director of Beyond Benign, will be presenting "Green Chemistry & Sustainable Science Education for a Sustainable Future" to Middle and High School teachers. Dr. Cannon's workshop will introduce green chemistry and will discuss free curriculum and educational resources for K-12 educators provided by Beyond Benign. This free educational opportunity for teachers is sponsored by the Salem State Collaborative and includes two professional development points.

    • February 24th, 2010 at 4:00-6:00 PM
    • Lynnfield H.S., 275 Essex St., Lynnfield, MA 01940
    • 2 PDP for H.S. & M.S. teachers

    Registration Form (doc)Registration Form (pdf)


  • Galvin Middle School Field Trip
    Wilmington, MA - February 23rd, 2010

    Galvin Middle School Visits Beyond Benign for Green Chemistry Experiments30 students will be spending a half-day at Beyond Benign's learning facilities. They will receive a tour of the adjoining state of the art research facilities of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. Students will perform experiments in our Teaching Laboratory and lunch with research scientists from the institute.



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  • Curriculum Development in Puerto Rico
    February 18-21, 2010

    teachers at the workshopBeyond Benign curriculum development specialists will be working with classroom teachers in Puerto Rico to create new Middle School and High School Green Math & Engineering and Biotech curriculum units specifically geared toward the Puerto Rican education system. Teacher leaders in Puerto Rico will then be trained to provide professional development experiences for their peers in Puerto Rico on the Beyond Benign created lesson plans.



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  • Outreach with Upward Bound at Boston University
    Boston, MA - February 17-19, 2010

    Beyond Benign Outreach Fellows at the Upward Bound programBeyond Benign is contributing to BU's Upward Bound Program in Science & Engineering by holding a workshop that introduces the principles of green chemistry through hands-on activities. Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program for potential first-generation college and low-income Boston Public High School students.



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  • Manchester/Essex STEM Group Field Trip
    Wilmington, MA - February 10th, 2010

    50 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Group students will be visiting Beyond Benign headquarters in Wilmington for the day. They will receive a tour of the state-of-the-art Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, and will perform experiments in our Teaching Laboratory.



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  • Edison Elementary School
    Brighton, MA - February 3rd, 2010

    150 students at the Edison Elementary School in Brighton, MA were introduced to the concepts of Green Chemistry and environmental stewardship. Students performed experiments and hands-on activities.



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  • Outreach Fellows Spring Training
    Wilmington, MA - January 30th, 2010

    Train the Trainers eventOutreach Fellows who are joining us for their spring college semester will receive basic safety training and will perform several of the activities & experiments Beyond Benign regularly presents to K-12 students.



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  • Galvin Middle School
    Wakefield, MA - January 26th, 2010

    In our second winter visit to Galvin Middle School, five classes of 8th graders will learn more about sustainability, renewable energy & green chemistry by making an environmentally benign solar cell. Today's lesson and experiment supplement lessons and experiments on biodegradability and renewable feedstocks done with the students a month ago.



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  • Fenway High School
    Boston, MA - January 25th, 2010

    Beyond Benign staff & Outreach Fellows will teach Fenway High School students about Green Chemistry and career paths in science. 100 high school students will also perform the experiment "How Green is My Orange," which compares industrial-type extraction processes for effectiveness and "Green-ness."



  • Outreach Fellows Spring Training
    Wilmington, MA - January 18th, 2010

    Outreach Fellows Spring TrainingOutreach Fellows who are joining us for their spring college semester received some basic safety training and walked through several activities & experiments performed with K-12 students.



  • Curriculum Development in Australia
    January 15-25, 2010

    Green Chemistry Teacher-Facilitators in AustraliaBeyond Benign curriculum development specialists are going Down Under, working with classroom teachers in Australia to create new Middle School and High School Green Chemistry curriculum tailored to meet Australian national education standards. Teacher leaders in Australia will then run a "Green Chemistry Teacher Training Workshop" with Beyond Benign staff for their peers in Australia on the AU-aligned Beyond Benign curriculum.



  • Burr Elementary School
    Newton, MA - January 14th, 2010

    Burr Elementary School Outreach Event40 first and fourth graders learned about sustainability today! This outreach event focused on renewable energy and included an activity where the kids made solar cells.



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  • Newburyport High School
    Newburyport, MA - December 9-10th, 2009

    Students learning Green Chemistry at Newburyport HS, mugging it up!Beyond Benign staff & Green Chemistry Outreach Fellows visit Newburyport High School over two days to teach over 200 students about renewable feedstocks & biodegradable plastics.



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  • Industrial Green Chemistry Workshop
    Mumbai, India - December 4-8, 2009

    Beyond Benign is pleased to be a part of the IGCW this year:



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  • Green Chemistry Workshop
    La Jolla, CA - December 4th, 2009

    In a return visit to the San Diego area, we held a two-day intensive Green Chemistry Teacher Workshop, focusing on integrating sustainable chemistries into the high school curriculum. Highlights included guest speaker Daniel Richter, one of Pfizer’s lead green chemists, who lead a discussion on the increasing demand for green chemists in industry.



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  • Galvin Middle School
    Wakefield, MA - December 4th, 2009

    teachers at the workshop

    Five classes of 8th graders learned about sustainability & green chemistry through experiments that focus on biodegradability and renewable feedstocks.

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  • Leicester High School Field Trip
    Simmons College Boston, MA - December 3rd, 2009

    Outreach Event at Leicester High School30 students toured Simmons College's research facilities, followed by laboratory experiments in a teaching laboratory. Students learned about the 12 principles of green chemistry, with a focus on biodegradable plastics and renewable feedstocks through a laboratory experiment converting a (PLA) plastic cup into an environmentally benign antimicrobial cleaning solution.



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  • North Quincy High School
    Quincy, MA - December 2nd, 2009

    North Quincy High School Outreach EventBeyond Benign staff & Green Chemistry Outreach Fellows visit North Quincy High School to teach 150 freshmen science students about sustainable science. The students will perform experiments that focus on renewable energy, atom economy and waste.



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  • Hellenic College
    Brookline, MA - December 2nd, 2009

    Green Chemistry training at Hellenic College



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  • Fenway High School
    Boston, MA - December 1-2, 2009

    Green Chemistry Outreach Event at Fenway High SchoolIn this two day outreach event, Beyond Benign staff & Green Chemistry Outreach Fellows visited the class of one of our "Summer Green Chemistry Workshops" for Teachers and performed Green Chemistry experiments with students.



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  • Linden Elementary
    Malden, MA - December 1st, 2009

    teachers at the workshop100 second graders learned about sustainability today! This outreach event focused on renewable energy and included an activity where the kids made solar cells.



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  • Young Einstein's Club
    Simmons College, Boston, MA - November 21th, 2009

    teachers at the workshop35 middle school students from the Acton, MA area participating in the year-long Young Einstein’s Club will be attending a field trip at Simmons College on Saturday November 21st. Outreach Fellows from Simmons College will run activities using VBT bio-inspired polymer and spiropyrans making connections to both biology and chemistry.



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  • Eliot School Outreach Series
    North End, MA - November 20th, 2009

    Beyond Benign outreach fellows from Suffolk University visited Eliot School for an E-Factor Mystery Game. The sustainability minded game focuses on finding and eliminating unnecessary waste.



  • Mendel Elementary
    Roxbury, MA - November 20th, 2009

    teachers at the workshop85 students from Mendel Elementary’s 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes will learn about the core concepts of sustainability and green chemistry in their first outreach lesson. The students will be challenged to find ways they can help the Earth by writing 3 ways they could reduce, reuse and recycle at home. The follow-up activity will have the students constructing their own solar cells using blackberries.



  • Boys and Girls Club of Cambridge
    Cambridge, MA - November 19th, 2009

    teachers at the workshopKids from the Boys and Girls Club of Cambridge will construct their own “greener” dye sensitized solar cells. Approximately 45 students grades 1-6 will learn about the key concepts of sustainability and green chemistry from Outreach Fellows from Simmons College and Beyond Benign staff.



  • Northeast Metro Tech
    Wakefield, MA - November 18th, 2009

    teachers at the workshopBeyond Benign staff & Outreach Fellows from Simmons College will teach Northeast Metro Tech students about Green Chemistry and career paths in science. High school students will also perform the experiment "How Green is My Orange," which compares industrial-type extraction processes for effectiveness and "Green-ness."



  • National Science Week
    Germany - November 16-19, 2009



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  • National Science Week
    Ireland - November 4-15, 2009

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  • 8th Annual Undergraduate
    Environmental Research Symposium

    Bridgewater State College - November 14th, 2009

    Bridgewater State College will host the 8th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium on Saturday, November 14, 2009. Undergraduate research posters (including completed, in progress, and proposed research) in all environmental disciplines from colleges and universities in the Northeastern U.S. are welcome! This Symposium provides an annual forum for discussion of issues related to environmental research and education particular to the New England region, and has opened doors to collaborations in research and education among the participants.





  • Eliot School Outreach Series
    North End, MA - November 13th, 2009

    teachers at the workshopIn this, the second outreach visit to Eliot School in a series, students will learn about sustainable energy from Outreach Fellows from Suffolk University and Beyond Benign staff.



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  • Quincy High School
    Quincy, MA - November 13th, 2009

    In a very special return visit to Quincy High, students will work through a Green Chemistry lesson and laboratory experiment developed last year through a collaboration between Quincy High School and Beyond Benign: "Bio-inspired polymers based on a DNA mimick."



  • Society for Women Environmental Professionals
    Wilmington, MA - November 12th, 2009

    Massachusetts' Society for Women Environmental Professionals is holding a networking reception at Beyond Benign's headquarters in Wilmington from 5:30 to 7:30. Amy Cannon, Executive Director of Beyond Benign is the keynote speaker and will present "Green Chemistry: Chemical Solutions to Global Problems."

    Your Invitation to Join Us



  • Baldwin School
    Cambridge, MA - November 12th, 2009

    teachers at the workshopBeyond Benign staff & Green Chemistry Outreach Fellows visited Baldwin Elementary School in Cambridge to teach over a hundred students about sustainability through simple, age-appropriate activities.



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  • Boston Teachers Union School
    Jamaica Plains, MA - November 9 & 10th, 2009

    Our two visits to the new Boston Teachers Union School will introduce 50 6th graders to core sustainability & Green Chemistry concepts through our solar cell activity.



  • Boys and Girls Club of Cambridge
    Cambridge, MA - November 10th, 2009

    teachers at the workshopKids from the Boys and Girls Club of Cambridge will learn about biodegradable plastics through environmentally benign photoresist technology. Approximately 45 students grades 1-6 will learn about the key concepts of sustainability and green chemistry from Outreach Fellows and Beyond Benign staff.



  • Outreach Fellows Laboratory Work
    Wilmington, MA - November 7th, 2009

    Some of our Outreach Fellows will be getting some laboratory experience today! The work they do in the lab generates materials they will be using in upcoming outreach events.



  • Eliot School Outreach Series
    North End, MA - November 6th, 2009

    teachers at the workshopIn this first of a series of visits, Beyond Benign staff & Green Chemistry Outreach Fellows from Suffolk University visit the Eliot School in the North End, Boston, to teach about sustainability: what it means, how it affects everyone - and how everyone can contribute to being more sustainable in their own lives.



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  • Beyond Benign Open House
    Wilmington, MA, - November 5, 2009

    teachers at the workshopBeyond Benign, a non-profit dedicated to green chemistry and sustainable science education, is holding an open house on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at our facilities on 100 Research Drive in Wilmington, MA.

    The night will feature activities that demonstrate state-of-the-art green chemistry technologies, activities that merge art and science, an art exhibit and a talk by Dr. John Warner, founder and leader in the field of green chemistry.

    Tour and Evening Details Press Release


  • Mendel Elementary
    Roxbury, MA - November 4rd, 2009

    teachers at the workshop88 Elementary School kids and their four teachers learned about sustainability and how science can be done in a sustainable manner. They were introduced to some basic concepts central to Green Chemistry and participated in an activity that focuses on minimizing different kinds of waste.



  • Medford Teachers Professional Development
    Wilmington, MA - November 3rd, 2009

    teachers at the workshopFourteen Medford Public School Teachers received an introduction to Green Chemistry in the Classroom in our teaching laboratory in Wilmington. The introduction included a tour of our state-of-the-art research facilities and the teachers were led through one of the lessons from our popular "Green Chemistry Guide."



  • Discover STEM 2009
    Interactive Green Chemistry Exhibit

    Acton-Boxborough Parent Involvement Project (AB PIP) - November 2nd, 2009

    teachers at the workshopBeyond Benign was pleased to be a part of Discover STEM, a biannual showcase of interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities. Discover STEM was geared for students in grades 7 through 12 and their adults.



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  • Bioneers by the Bay
    "Connecting for Change" - October 22-25, 2009

    Open to the public:
    Green Chemistry: Chemical Solutions to Global Problems
    October 24 from 3:30-5pm at
    800 Purchase St.

    Why do we have hazardous chemicals and pollution in our society? Green Chemistry is a new field that is addressing this question by training scientists to design products and processes in a more environmentally benign manner. These scientists can have the greatest impact on preventing pollution by avoiding it before it even begins. Come and learn about Green Chemistry and perform some hands-on experiments that demonstrate Green Chemistry in practice.



  • MAST/MSELA Fall Conference
    "A Voyage of Discovery" - October 22-23, 2009
    Boxborough Woods, MA

    Amy Cannon, Executive Director and Green Chemist, will be presenting at the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers & Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association annual conference. Dr. Cannon's presentation on Friday is titled "Green Chemistry - What Every Science Leader Needs to Know"



  • Green Chemistry & Sustainable Science
    Curriculum Institute

    Kalamazoo, Michigan - October 21-24, 2009

    teachers at the workshopBeyond Benign is introducing Green Chemistry to 50 middle and high school teachers from across the United States at our Green Chemistry & Sustainable Science Curriculum Workshop in Kalamazoo. The condensed workshop was developed to introduce teachers to the topic of Green Chemistry and to provide hands-on inquiry based curriculum units in which their students can explore this emerging approach to chemical manufacturing and sustainability.



  • National Chemistry Week
    "Chemistry - It's Elemental!" - October 18-23, 2009

    teachers at the workshopBeyond Benign will be at the Boston Museum of Science to share in the celebration of this year's National Chemistry Week!



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  • Opportunities at Bridgewater State College
    Bridgewater, MA - October 21, 2009

    teachers at the workshopBeyond Benign visits chemistry classes at Bridgewater State College to discuss internship opportunities. Come talk to us after classes at the Internship Fair! Learn how you can become a green chemistry ambassador, and inspire the next generation of green chemistry environmental stewards through our Outreach Fellows program.



  • Sustainability Day at Innovation Academy Charter School
    Tyngsboro, MA - October 20, 2009

    High school engineering, biology and chemistry students will participate in green chemistry workshops during their 2009 Sustainability Day. Beyond Benign staff and Outreach Fellows will engage the students in hands-on activities that focus on linking chemistry and art through the themes of creation, innovation and green chemistry.



  • 2009-2010 Outreach Training Session I
    Gordon College, - October 17, 2009

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  • Boston Environmental Educators Showcase
    Boston, MA - October 16, 2009



  • State Environmental Affairs Conference
    Consumer Specialty Product Association
    Providence, RI - October 14-15, 2009


    State legislators and agency decision makers from several states will be on hand to discuss their objectives for progress on environmental issues and how business can be a part of those plans. Advocates will also discuss their vision for progress on the issues, and CSPA members will participate in a strategic planning session with the Association’s New England representatives to refine CSPA’s advocacy and programs in the area’s environmental arena.

    • Keynote - October 15th
      Dr. John Warner, President & Co-Founder of Beyond Benign, is invited as a speaker in the State Chemicals Policy Discussion along with Ken Geiser of the Massachusetts Toxicology Use Reduction Institute (TURI). This workshop’s key notes to be discussed are Green Chemistry and Chemicals Management Policy, Environmentally Preferable Procurement, Global Warming and Carbon Footprints, Extended Producer Responsibility and Product Stewardship Programs, and Sustainability Programs.


  • Green Chemistry & Sustainable Science
    Curriculum Institute

    St. Louis, Missouri - October 1-3, 2009

    Beyond Benign is introducing Green Chemistry to 50 middle and high school teachers from across the United States at our Green Chemistry & Sustainable Science Curriculum Workshop in St. Louis. The condensed workshop was developed to introduce teachers to the topic of Green Chemistry and to provide hands-on inquiry based curriculum units in which their students can explore this emerging approach to chemical manufacturing and sustainability.



  • Green Up Michigan
    Green Up:
    Michigan's 1st Annual Green Chemistry Conference

    Detroit, MI - September 25, 2009

    teachers at the workshopMichigan's Department of Environmental Quality is hosting Michigan's first Green Chemistry Conference where leading experts in the field of technology, chemistry, engineering and business process improvement will introduce ways to advance and sustain green products and processes in Michigan.

    In 2006, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm's Green Chemistry Executive Directive "Promotion of Green Chemistry for Sustainable Economic Development and Protection of Public Health" was enacted to promote safe technologies and innovations aimed at lowering health risks and preventing harmful chemical pollution at the source.



  • Bishop Guertin High School Field Trip to Beyond Benign
    Wilmington, MA - September 25, 2009

    teachers at the workshopStudents went on a tour of the state-of-the-art research facilicy, the Warner Babcock Institute, followed by laboratory exercises in Beyond Benign's teaching laboratory. Students learned about the 12 principles of green chemistry and converted a (PLA) plastic cup into an environmentally benign antimicrobial cleaning solution.



  • Maimonides School
    Brookline, MA - September 24, 2009

    teachers at the workshopThe senior class made working solar cells from natural and non-toxic materials while learning about pollution prevention, natural feedstocks, energy and Green Chemistry.

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  • Opportunities at Suffolk University
    Boston, MA - September 24, 2009

    Beyond Benign visited Suffolk University to promote our Outreach Fellows Program and meet the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. Many students joined us during the activities period, and learned about how they can work with Beyond Benign to spread green chemistry in their community!



  • Opportunities at Simmons College
    September 21, 2009

    Beyond Benign will presented this academic year's Outreach Fellowship Program to the chemistry students in Professor Richard Gurney's classes. Richard Gurney and his students performed the research and developed the original laboratory exercise Cups to Cleaners: Trash to Treasure. Richard is collaborating with Beyond Benign's staff and resident educators to bring this green experiment to high schools.



  • Opportunities at Gordon College
    September 18, 2009

    Beyond Benign will presented this academic year's Outreach Fellowship Program to the organic chemistry students in Professor Irv Levy's classes. Irv Levy is Chair of the Chemistry Department at Gordon College and a founding member of the Green Chemistry Education Network.




  • Bishop Guertin High School
    Nashua, NH - September 17, 2009

    In our return visit, we be worked with Bishop Guertin teachers to present lessons that incorporate basic concepts of green chemistry and sustainability into the regular school curriculum to 75 high school students. These lessons were developed in collaboration with Quincy High School in an EPA funded program.



  • Young Einsteins Club
    Acton, MA - September 12, 2009

    Over 70 kids & their parents learned basic green chemistry concepts in this Saturday evening program. Beyond Benign staff presented one of their own curriculum lessons, "Synonyms Simplify," followed by an introduction to the science and goals of green chemistry. The students, grouped according to age, were engaged in a wide range of brand new activities from a waste scavenger hunt to an e-factor candy challenge.



  • Bishop Guertin High School
    Nashua, NH - September 11, 2009

    Three 11th & 12th grade classes learned about the principles of green chemistry and it's role as a sustainable science. Beyond Benign scientists also lead a discussion on paths to science careers.



  • Boston GreenFest
    August 20-22, 2009



  • Summer Green Chemistry Curriculum Teacher Training Institute
    Boston, MA - July 29 - August 2, 2009

    teachers at the workshopThursday, July 29th, Beyond Benign welcomed 60 middle and high school teachers from around the world to our Green Chemistry & Sustainable Science Curriculum Workshops. The week long workshop was developed to introduce teachers and their students to the topic of Green Chemistry and to provide hands-on inquiry based curriculum units in which students can explore this emerging approach to chemical manufacturing and sustainability. The workshop was held in Boston and featured a trip to Beyond Benign and the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry's headquarters where working green chemists took time out of their day to work with teachers on "greening" labs they routinely use in their classrooms. These "greened" labs become available on our website, along with our standards-based "for teachers, by teachers" curriculum - free of charge to teachers.

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  • Summer Pathways Program at Boston University
    Boston, MA - July 16, 2009

    Beyond Benign is contributing to BU's Summer Pathways in Science & Engineering by holding a workshop that introduces the principles of green chemistry through hands-on activities. Summer Pathways is an opportunity for young women to discover the infinite possibilities that await them in scientific fields. The 2009 session runs from July 10-17.



  • Green Math & Engineering Teacher Training Institute
    Mystic, CT - July 9-10, 2009



  • Green Chemistry in Massachusetts' Schools Workshop
    Wilmington, MA - June 26, 2009

    teachers learning green chemistry for the classroomBeyond Benign held a one day workshop for middle and high school teachers in our new teaching facilities in Wilmington. This workshop on green chemistry presented lessons in Green Chemistry that were developed by teachers for teachers. Participant teachers received a "Green Chemistry Guide," which includes inquiry based lessons that can be used to infuse the concepts of green chemistry and sustainable science into the science curriculum. Participants engaged in the hands-on activities of the lessons presented in the guide while learning about the field of green chemistry and it's solutions to some of today's environmental and social challenges.



  • Green Chemistry & Engineering Annual Meeting
    College Park, MD - June 23-25, 2009

    • Connecting Green Chemistry to the 'Tem'
      In the K-12 STEM Curriculum

      Tuesday, June 23, 2009: 4:30 PM
       
      Rachel Pokrandt , Director of K-12 Curriculum and Training at Beyond Benign, will share elements of our new Green Math and Engineering Curricula made possible through program development funding from the Pfizer Foundation. The curriculum units written for the middle and high school classrooms weave concepts of Green Chemistry and sustainability into required content areas with an emphasis on Technology, Mathematics and Engineering; connecting chemistry to real-world applications and sustainable life and business models.

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  • Green Chemistry & Engineering Student Workshop
    College Park, MD - June 22, 2009

    Beyond Benign is pleased to be participating in the
    American Chemical Society - Green Chemistry Institute Student Workshop this year. This full-day, professional-level workshop is designed for graduate students attending the GC&E conference. Undergraduate and postdoctoral fellows are also welcome.
     
    Acknowledged leaders in the field of green chemistry and engineering will discuss:
    • principles and applications;
    • research breakthroughs; and
    • approaches and methodologies for addressing environmental issues in an economically beneficial manner.
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  • Parker Middle School VisitParker Middle School
    Reading, MA - June 12, 2009

    Beyond Benign introduced the principles of green chemistry and sustainability to 120 8th graders in their Earth Science classes.



  • Northeast Metro Tech High School
    Wakefield, MA - May 29, 2009

    Beyond Benign introduced 50 sophomore students to the concepts of green chemistry curriculum developed through a collaborative project with Quincy High School.



  • Linden Elementary School
    Malden, MA - May 28, 2009

    Beyond Benign introduced 20 second graders to the concepts of sustainability through hands-on activities and discussion.



  • Atkinson Elementary School
    North Andover, MA - May 27, 2009

    Two classes will build & test environmentally benign solar cells as a part of their 5th grade solar energy unit in their science class.



  • Baker Elementary School
    Brockton, MA - May 21, 2009

    Three 6th grade classes will learn about the principles of green chemistry and construct & test environmentally benign solar cells. The Mary E. Baker School is the city of Brockton's first "green school," and has solar panels on its roof, so the students were able to tie the activity directly to the efforts at their school! http://bit.ly/PoSxL



  • Esperanza School VisitEsperanza Academy - School of Hope
    Lawrence, MA - May 18, 2009

    The middle school for girls hosted our visit as part of an afterschool program in conjunction with a Girl Scout Troop. The girls learned about sustainability & green chemistry and made & tested dye-sensitized solar cells. The visit ended with a discussion of career posibilities in science for young minority women.



  • Newburyport High School
    Newburyport, MA - May 15, 2009

    Two more classes of Newburyport high school students learned about the 12 principles of green chemistry and converted a (PLA) plastic cup into an environmentally benign antimicrobial cleaning solution.



  • Newburyport High School Field Trip to Beyond Benign
    Wilmington, MA - May 14, 2009

    Students will tour a state-of-the-art research facilicy, the Warner Babcock Institute, followed by laboratory exercises in Beyond Benign's teaching laboratory. Students will learn about the 12 principles of green chemistry and convert a (PLA) plastic cup into an environmentally benign antimicrobial cleaning solution.



  • Cambridge Science Festival activitiesCambridge Science Festival
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Cambridge, MA - April 25 - May 2, 2009

     



  • National Sustainable Design ExpoNational Sustainable Design Expo
    featuring EPA's P3: People, Prosperity & the Planet

    Washington, D.C. - April 18-20, 2009

    Beyond Benign was pleased to co-sponsoring the 5th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo, which took place on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on April 18-20, 2009.

    The Expo is an event that brings together professional scientists, engineers, green chemists, business leaders and students around innovations designed to advance economic growth while reducing environmental impact. The Expo showcases the innovative designs of the EPA's P3 student design teams as well as leading industrial sustainable technologies and sustainability initiatives to a wide public audience at the heart of Washington, DC, during the Earth Day weekend.


  • Green Networking Roundtable
    Wilmington, MA - April 15, 2009

    Representative John F. Tierney, of Massachusetts' Sixth Congressional District, hosted a forum targeted at local green business leaders, workforce development officials, educators and government representatives.


  • Seminar on "Green Chemistry: Why do Good Scientists Make Bad Molecules?"
    Los Angeles, CA - April 9, 2009

    Co-founder & president of Beyond Benign, John Warner, presented this seminar, which was sponsored by UCLA's Molecular Toxicology Training Program


  • Milford High School
    Milford, NH - April 8, 2009



  • 2009 AIChE Northeast Regional Student Conference
    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, MA - March 28, 2009



  • Science & Creativity at the Museum of Science
    Boston, MA - March 26, 2009



  • International Technology Educators Association
    KY - March 25-28, 2009



  • American Chemical Society, National Meeting
    Salt Lake City, UT - March 22-26, 2009



  • National Science Teachers Association
    New Orleans, LA - March 19-22, 2009



  • Irish Science Teachers Association Conference
    Ireland - March 18-22, 2009



  • students save earth895th Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society
    Boston, MA - March 12, 2009

    John Warner is the invited speaker at theMeeting of the Northeastern Section of the ACS being held at the Courtyard Boston-Cambridge. Dr. Warner will be giving the evening lecture, Green Chemistry: Sustainability and Innovation at the Molecular Level.

    Event Details



  • Girl Scouts Senior Leadership Conference
    Newport, RI - March 7, 2009



  • Brown University
    Providence, RI - March 5, 2009



  • Boy Scouts Math & Science Merit Badge,
    College &Career Expo

    Nashua, NH - February 21, 2009



  • Galvin Middle School
    Wakefield, MA - January 15, 2009



  • Sterling Middle School
    Quincy, MA - January 12, 2009



  • Association of Science Teachers
    United Kingdom - January 7-11, 2009



  • Charlton Middle School
    Charlton, MA - December 11, 2008



  • Lowell Catholic High School
    Lowell, MA - December 10, 2008



  • Green Fest Jr.
    Woburn Memorial High School,
    Woburn, MA - November 22, 2008


    Beyond Benign participated in Project Green Schools' Green Fest Jr., an environmental festival for 4th through 8th grade students.


  • Biotech Teachers' Workshop
    Groton, CT - November 21, 2008

    Beyond Benign introduced our new Biotechnology lesson plans and curriculum for high school teachers at a workshop sponsored and hosted by the Pfizer Foundation in Connecticut. Forty teachers participated in the workshop and worked through key parts of the introductory unit, called What's Up With Gena?


  • CPEP After-School Program
    Benny Dover Middle School,
    New London, CT - Novermber 20, 2008


    Beyond Benign is proud and humbled to have participated in an after-school program provided by the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program. CPEP's mission is to help under-represented students explore, prepare for and reach their full potential in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.


  • Chester College of New England
    Chester, NH - November 18, 2008

    Beyond Benign staff presented laboratory exercises focusing on Green Chemistry and plastics, environmentally benign polymers and renewable feedstocks.


  • Problems Meet Solutions: Environmental Health Sciences and Green Chemistry
    Irvine, CA - November 10, 2008

    Advancing Green Chemistry and Environmental Health Sciences are hosting a day-long open public conference to explore the interactions between Green Chemistry and the Environmental Health Sciences. Attendance is free, but space is limited; register here! The conference is being held at the Beckman Conference Center of the National Academies.

    General InfoAgenda

  • North Quincy Green Chemistry for Faculty
    Quincy, MA - November 6, 2008

    Green Chemistry "Roundtable" faculty discussion of the incorporation of Green Chemistry & sustainable science into the curriculum.


  • 15th Annual ACS Northeast Regional
    Undergraduate Day

    Boston, MA - November 1, 2008

    Simmons College will be hosting this American Chemical Society event, which features a variety of research talks, panel discussions and workshops for college undergraduates. Beyond Benign will be participating in the workshops, and John Warner (co-founder of Beyond Benign) will be giving the keynote address: Green Chemistry: Designing a sustainable future with beakers and flasks. A special resume review and Graduate School & Industry Fair will also take place at the one day conference.

    For a detailed schedule and more information: Schedule


  • Suffolk University Careers in Chemistry
    Boston, MA - October 31, 2008

    Beyond Benign presented a talk on careers in chemistry to students.


  • Bioneers by the Bay
    New Bedford, MA - October 24-26, 2008

    Three to four hundred high school students will be attending this year's "Bioneers by the Bay" conference as a part of the youth initiative. Beyond Benign will be presenting Green Chemistry: Chemical Solutions to Global Problems on October 24th at 3:00 pm at the Zeiterion Theatre and will give students an opportunity to do some hands-on experiments.


  • Chester College of New England
    Chester, NH - October 7, 2008

    The sophomore Introduction to Chemistry students will receive a special lecture and lab from Beyond Benign staff. The lecture & lab will introduce the students to the basic concepts of Green Chemistry.


  • Green Chemistry Showcase Night
    Quincy, MA - October 6, 2008

    John C. Warner, Quincy High alumnus and co-founder of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, will be paying a visit to Quincy High School to speak about his institute and Quincy High School’s Green Chemistry summer program with Beyond Benign. The reception will include a presentation by John Warner as well as an exposition of the projects the Quincy Green Chemistry students created over the summer.


  • Bishop Guertin High School
    Nashua, NH - September 19, 2008

    Over 60 11th & 12th grade students learned about Green Chemistry through hands-on experiments as a part of their environmental sciences class. Careers in the sciences and the twelve principles of Green Chemistry were highlighted.


  • Maimonides High School
    Brookline, MA - September 9, 2008

    Maimonides senior class was introduced to the concepts of Green Chemistry and environmental stewardship. Students performed experiments and hands-on activities and scientists discussed career opportunities in the sciences.


  • Recipe for Sustainable Science
    Breckenridge, CO - July 30-August 4, 2008

    50 high school and middle school teachers from around the world were introduced to Green Chemistry and participated in workshops to develop and test standards-based Green Chemistry lesson plans.More Information


  • Quincy High School Summer Program
    Quincy, MA - June-August, 2008

    Beyond Benign has been working with Quincy High School this summer to bring Green Chemistry and sustainabile science into the curriculum throughout the school year.

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  • Parker Middle School
    Reading, MA - June 9, 2008

    95 8th graders were introduced to the concepts of Green Chemistry and environmental stewardship. Students performed experiments and hands-on activities.


  • Linden Elementary School
    Malden, MA - June 5, 2008

    Two classes of fifteen second graders made working solar cells from natural and non-toxic materials while learning about pollution prevention, natural feedstocks, energy and Green Chemistry.


  • Northeast Vocational High School
    Wakefield, MA - May 8, 2008

    80 10th grade students learned about Green Chemistry and performed experiments highlighting the principles of sustainability and Green Chemistry.


  • Lowell Catholic High School
    Lowell, MA - May 1, 2008

    90 students at the 10th & 11th grade level were introduced to the concepts of Green Chemistry and environmental stewardship, performed experiments and discussed careers in the sciences.


  • Cambridge Science Festival
    Cambridge, MA - April 26, 2008

    Hundreds of Cambridge and Boston area community members visited our booth at this event, hosted in part by MIT. We discussed what Green Chemistry is and how it impacts people's lives on a daily basis. Simple activities to highlight efficiency and waste reduction as it pertains to Green Chemistry were performed by attendees of the festival. A separate introductory talk was given, as a part of the Festival, by John Warner.


  • Belmont Schools Green Chemistry Fair
    Belmont, MA - April 10, 2008

    Over 60 middle school students and members of the local community attended this event, which was open to the public and local Belmont public and private schools. Beyond Benign staff and volunteers discussed Green Chemistry and did hands-on activities with attendees (Solar cell construction activity, e-factor activity).


  • Museum of Science Green Chemistry Day
    Boston, MA - April 10, 2008

    Over 500 high school and home school students from the Boston metropolitan area came to the Museum of Science to learn about Green Chemistry. John Warner, a founder of Green Chemistry, starteed the day off with an introductory discussion. Beyond Benign staff were joined by volunteer professors & college students from Bridgewater State University, Simmons College, Suffolk University and Gordon College. Our collective team presented multiple demonstrations and engaged high school students with hands-on activities set up in the blue wing of the museum.


  • Concord Science Fair
    Concord, MA - April 6, 2008

    Over 50 elementary school students participated in a school science fair. Beyond Benign volunteers talked to the students about what Green Chemistry is and did hands-on activities with the students to demonstrate the concepts of Green Chemistry.


  • National Science Teachers' Association
    Boston, MA - March 26-30, 2008

    We held 4 workshops, manned a booth for 3 days, and met lots of teachers, educators, curricula developers, companies interested in incorporating green chemistry into their programs.


  • Girl Scouts Annual Fair
    Newport, RI - March 15, 2008

    Introduction to Green Chemistry, followed by solar cell construction and the E-factor M&M activity. Also, talked with the girl scouts about what a career in the sciences means and what chemists do.


  • Waldorf High School
    Belmont, MA - March 10, 2008

    Intro to green chemistry talk, solar cell construction activity.


  • Boy Scouts College and Career Fair
    Nashua, NH - March 8, 2008

    Boy Scouts’ Math and Science Merit Badge College and Career Fair Expo 2008.


  • Museum of Science Corporate Science Fair
    Boston, MA - March 3, 2008

    Seminar and E-factor activity.


  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
    Holyoke, MA - December 11, 2007

    Introduction to green chemistry, re-training returning workforce employees in green chemistry, educational and job training opportunities in green chemistry.


  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
    Devons, MA - December 5, 2007

    Introduction to green chemistry, re-training returning workforce employees in green chemistry, educational and job training opportunities in green chemistry.


  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
    Taunton, MA - November 29, 2007

    Introduction to green chemistry, re-training returning workforce employees in green chemistry, educational and job training opportunities in green chemistry.


  • National Science Week celebration at the Museum of Science
    Boston, MA - October 22, 2007

    National Science Week event at the MoS: talked to high school students about my background and my career path; solar cell construction activity table. Bassam Shakashiri did chemical demonstrations, conversation stations and activity stations were set up in the blue wing of the museum.


  • Museum of Science Educator’s Open House
    Boston, MA - October 2, 2007

    Information desk set-up, handouts on green chemistry and BB distributed, names of interested folks for summer institute collected. Set up in the lab area of the museum.


  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
    Lowell, MA - September 12, 2007

    Introduction to green chemistry, re-training returning workforce employees in green chemistry, educational and job training opportunities in green chemistry.
 
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