Shade Planning for Schools

11 Shade Planning for America’s Schools Chapter 1 S UN S AFETY C URRICULA National Safety Council—Environmental Health Center 1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20036 activity.htm The National Safety Council’s Enviromental Health Center developed the Sun Safety Activity Guide for elementary school representatives who would like to incorporate sun safety into their school curricula. The guide includes cross-curriculum classroom activities and background information packaged as a 1-hour “core” sun-safety lesson. The core is divided into three 20-minute units, including the effects of UV, risk factors for overexposure to the sun, and sun protection habits. Included in the guide are developmentally appropriate activities for primary (grades K through 2) and intermediate (grades 3 through 6) learning levels. Project S.A.F.E.T.Y. The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center with Texas Cancer Council projectsafety/ Project S.A.F.E.T.Y. (Sun Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth) is a cross-curricular, multimedia skin cancer prevention program for grades 4 through 9. It is available free of charge to any school in Texas. It is also available to schools outside of Texas for a minimal cost. The SHADE Foundation 10510 N. 92nd Street Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 The mission of The SHADE Foundation, a non-profit organization, is to eradicate mel a n o ma through the education of children and the community in the prevention and detection of skin cancer and the promotion of sun safety. In collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Foundation has developed partnerships with schools which implement the EPA SunWise School Program and, in turn, are awarded shade structures to the schools. Sunny Days, Healthy Ways Klein Buendel, Inc. 14023 Denver West Parkway Suite No. 190 Golden, CO 80401 (877) 258-2915 Sunny Days, Healthy Ways is a sun-safety curriculum that uses a comprehensive, cross-curricular approach to teaching skin cancer prevention skills to children in grades K through 5. The curriculum provides an average of 8 hours of sun-safety instruction per grade that can be tailored to the teacher’s time frame and needs. The curriculum includes prepared lesson plans, student activity sheets, experiment materials, story books, and assessments. The SunSafe Project Norris Cotton Cancer Center Dartmouth Medical School One Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH 03756 (603) 650-8254 The SunSafe intervention aims to enhance and promote sun protection of children ages 2 to 9 years through the delivery of a multicomponent intervention in three settings: elementary schools and day care centers, town beach areas, and primary care practices. The school/day care component consists of an age- specific (2 to 9 years old) and grade-specific curriculum promoting sun protection. Child-care providers and elementary school teachers need 2 theme days or 2 class periods to deliver SunSafe materials. Ongoing reminder activities are suggested as a means for reinforcing the SunSafe message.