Last October was a busy month for Matthew Lukeman, chemistry professor at Acadia University, who championed the Chemical Institute of Canada’s Maritime Local Section’s inaugural “CIC Chemistry Bus.” Inspired by the CIC Edmonton Local Section’s “Café CIC,” the project saw Lukeman travel to the Atlantic provinces to speak about chemophobia, the public perception that science and chemicals have had a negative effect on society. Lukeman’s public seminar, titled “The Sky is Falling! Or is it? Separating Fact from Fiction in our Chemical World,” was presented in Sydney and Halifax in Nova Scotia and Sackville and Fredericton in New Brunswick to students, chemical professionals and members of the general public.