SUNY Potsdam's family-friendly Chemtoberfest Oct. 21
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 2:04 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Department of Chemistry will present a free family-friendly campus carnival, Chemtoberfest, Friday, Oct. 21 in Minerva Plaza, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a ceremony at noon.

Part fall festival, part science fair, the event will feature science demonstrations, crafts, giveaways, a chemistry magic show, and food provided by PACES.

Attendees can see demonstrations of the chemistry behind snacks like cotton candy, ice cream and popcorn; the fermentation of hard cider; and the cinema chemistry behind special effects in movies like "Harry Potter."

The public is welcome. More info: