Express Outreach: Environmental Health Connection for Rural Oregon Schools, Phase 2
The goal of this project is to engage middle school students in greater awareness of their environmental surroundings and to encourage students to become engaged in scientific inquiry and explore career options related to improving the quality of life in their communities. A secondary goal is to provide rural underserved students with tools and information to understand how to make healthy and positive environmental changes in their school and their community and to be academically prepared to enter high school with clear goals and effective study skills. This will be accomplished by offering twelve one-hour classes to four schools and two tribal education programs in northwest rural Oregon using the ?Discovering The Connection: Your Environment, Your Health? curriculum produced by the National Library of Medicine.