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About COEP Events

Free Workshop for Teachers...

Each summer SWEHSC offers a free workshop on integrating toxicology into middle and high school level science classes. This is the 10th year the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) has offered week-long, half-day courses that teachers consistently rated as "excellent." Participants receive materials, certificates of attendance.
To register call or email:
Eleanor Navarro, Administrative Assistant at
520-626- 9178,


Free Workshop for Students...


Learn about environmental health & toxicology in a weeklong workshop, at the College of Pharmacy of the University of Arizona

To register call or email:
Eleanor Navarro, Administrative Assistant 520-626- 9178,

COEP offers workshops and sets up visits by SWEHSC researchers to schools and community groups. See the Activities and Lessons page of this web site for presentations given frequently. You may also request topics of interest.

Call Marti Lindsey, Director (520-626-3692) or Eleanor Navarro, Administrative Assistant (520-626- 9178) to arrange a visit or workshop.

Click here to see Previous Worksop Handouts & Presentations.

ToxRAP Network: Toxicology, Risk Assessment, & Pollution (K-9 teachers)

Call Marti Lindsey, Director: 520-626-3692 or email lindsey@pharmacy.arizona.edu to schedule a free ToxRAP Workshop. All at these workshops participants receive free materials valuing $75.00.
For more details about the ToxRAP Network please visit here....

Environmental Health & Toxicology Literacy

A workshop for Middle & High School
Science Teachers

June 5-9, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

College of Pharmacy
The University of Arizona

Eleanor Navarro

Agenda of the Workshop
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The Case of the Green Feathers (Grades K-3

Students use the ToxRAP Framework and Map to explain how natural air contaminants, such as pollen, can cause allergic and asthmatic reactions. Students read an illustrated oversized children's book that tells the story of Chick Chock, a baby chick who awakens from a nap sneezing and covered with green dust.

What is Wrong with the Johnson Family? (Grades 3-6)
Students become environmental health scientists and use the ToxRAP Framework and Map to conduct an investigation into the Johnson family's unexplained health problems. Activities and games help students to solve the mystery -- carbon monoxide is leaking from a furnace that has a blocked chimney.

Mystery Illness Strikes the Sanchez Household (Grades 6-9)
Students assume the role of environmental health scientists to help the Sanchez family discover the cause of their health problems. A simulated health hazard investigation following the ToxRAP Framework and Map guides students to an explanation -- lead-based paint dust was released during renovation work.

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PO Box 210207, Tucson, AZ, USA 85721-0207

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