Enjoying the beauty and health benefits provided by the environment is important; however, we must be aware of the protective practices necessary to enjoy safely. The SunWise program is a free environmental and health education program to teach K–8 children about sun safety, UV radiation, and stratospheric ozone. Educators who join the SunWise program receive a FREE tool kit with over 50 cross-curricular, standards-based activities and a UV-sensitive Frisbee for hands-on learning and physical fitness.
Who May Join?
You may register for SunWise if you are:
- An educator of at least 10 students in grades K–8 (such as a teacher or a school nurse)
- A single class, a school, or an entire school district
- An afterschool educator, a teacher trainer, a university professor, a camp counselor, or other group or individual working with at least 10 students in grades K–8 (student teachers may contact us for electronic access to the kit)
- A 501(c)(3) organization (such as a science center or camp, children's museum, or scouting group)
- A county or state health, recreation, or education department
Requirements for Participation
To participate in the SunWise program, you must adopt at least one of the following SunWise activities:
- Cross-curricular classroom lessons
- UV measurement and reporting on the Internet
- School infrastructure enhancements (school policy changes and/or sun-protection structures)
- Community outreach (inviting guest speakers and forming business partnerships)
- School-wide sun safety activities (school assemblies or other programs)