ALBANY, NY – The Sage Colleges will participate in National Chemistry Day on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the New York State Museum located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany.  By providing interactive demonstrations, students from Sage College of Albany and Russell Sage College will try to make science fun for children.

The event entitled “Solving Mysteries through Chemistry” will feature hands-on activities and experiments, a Chemistry magic show (at 1 p.m.) and an illustrated poem contest.

Sage students will give interactive demonstrations to K-12 students in the Capital region. Activities include dusting fingerprints with fluorescent powder, looking for fluorescent stains on paper money, isolating and examining DNA under a microscope, and detecting lead residues.

Admission is free and the event is open to children of all ages.

Media Contact: Deanna Cohen, director of external relations, The Sage Colleges, (518) 244-4593 (O), (518) 598-4927 (C), email:


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