Chemistry of Green Cleaning

…offers students the opportunity to investigate and evaluate toxicity of traditional household cleaners and their impact on air & water quality and the health of living organisms through hands on scientific investigation. Students discuss bioaccumulation, absorption and the disposal and transport of hazardous waste. This program engages students in developing and testing green cleaners, and students will make a green cleaner to take home. The program wraps-up with a brainstorm to improve current consumer practices and manufacturer responsibility for ingredients and certification standards.

Please note:

  • Chemistry of Green Cleaning is one hour in length.
  • Please no more than 30 students
  • Chemistry of Green Cleaning is valued at $200+gst*

The following is required for the program:

  1. Access to water and a sink (in a nearby room is fine)
  2. 5-6 tables or desks for investigative and collaborative activity
  3. A smart board or multimedia projector with a computer
*Each presentation is valued at $200.00. However, we strive for equal access for all Calgarians to environmental education and empowerment, so IF cost is a barrier, we ask that your organization makes the contribution that you can afford and you will be invoiced accordingly.
  1. In-school program:
    • We will follow government advice to ensure visits to schools are safe
    • Materials will be sanitised between presentations
    • Programs will be modified so students and presenters are distanced and not sharing materials
    • If visitors are not allowed into schools you will automatically be signed up for a virtual program
  2. Live virtual programs:
    • Live virtual presentation to a classroom of students
    • Program materials can be delivered to schools and will be sanitised between programs (Calgary only)