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Rx for Science Literacy: Your Environment, Your Health: The NIEHS Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY)

North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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K-12 Educator Apr 19, 2019 Free  

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Rx for Science Literacy is partnering with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to present Your Environment, Your Health, a one-day workshop on Wednesday, April 24, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at NIEHS in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The workshop will explore findings from the NIEHS Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY), which examined the health of workers and volunteers who responded to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The GuLF STUDY, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and led by NIEHS, was designed to find answers to the questions that matter to oil spill response and clean-up workers and affected communities. The study examined how different aspects of oil-spill response and clean-up affect current and future health. The study also examined how stress and job loss because of an oil spill can affect health, including mental health. By comparing workers doing specific clean-up jobs to others who did not do those jobs, researchers learned if health problems are occurring at a higher rate than expected among some groups of workers. The findings from this study may influence long-term public health responses in Gulf communities or responses to other oil spills in the future.

This engaging and informative workshop will feature hands-on activities, toolkits and resources developed by NIEHS and NEEF, plus a tour of NIEHS. Workshop attendees also will have an opportunity to meet a NEEF representative and to receive information about the NEEF “Hands on the Land” program, which is a national network of field classrooms.

The Rx for Science Literacy workshop series provides K-12 educators a unique opportunity to tour research facilities, hear from scientists about their latest research advances and to take home free bioscience education materials.

Incentives for attending an Rx for Science Literacy workshop include:

  • 1 unit of certification renewal credit for North Carolina-certified educators (4 hours of additional work required)
  • Access to free electronic teaching resources
  • Free lunch
  • Substitute teacher support (up to $80)

For details about all workshops in the Rx for Science Literacy series, visit: http://www.ncabr.org/rx.

Have questions about Rx for Science Literacy: Your Environment, Your Health: The NIEHS Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY)? Contact North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
11 T W Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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