Teaching Environmental Health to Children

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • David W. Hursh
  • Camille A. Martina
  • Hilarie B. Davis
  • Michael A. Trush

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David W. Hursh, Camille A. Martina, Michael A. Trush, Hillary B. Davis
    Pages 1-11
  3. David W. Hursh, Camille A. Martina, Michael A. Trush, Hillary B. Davis
    Pages 13-37
  4. David W. Hursh, Camille A. Martina, Michael A. Trush, Hillary B. Davis
    Pages 39-61
  5. David W. Hursh, Camille A. Martina, Michael A. Trush, Hillary B. Davis
    Pages 63-83
  6. David W. Hursh, Camille A. Martina, Michael A. Trush, Hilarie B. Davis
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 85-93

About this book

Introduction

Every day we are exposed to toxins and toxicants that can impact our health.  Yet we rarely teach elementary and secondary students about these exposures and how they can reduce their risk to them.  In this book we highlight activities and curriculum developed at nine universities in the United States from a grant funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.  Our goal is to extend these lessons to a global audience and for classroom teachers of all subjects and age levels to include environmental health in their teaching. 

‘An invaluable tool for equipping informed citizens to think about the environment and its human impacts --both the science, and equally important, the social and ethical dimensions’ , Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr. P.H., Dean, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Keywords

Curriculum Environmental health Interdisciplinary Teaching environmental justice Toxins and toxicants

Authors and affiliations

  • David W. Hursh
    • 1
  • Camille A. Martina
    • 2
  • Hilarie B. Davis
    • 3
  • Michael A. Trush
    • 4
  1. 1.University of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.University of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Technology for Learning Consortium, Inc.North KingstownUSA
  4. 4.Department of Environmental Health scienJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1811-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1810-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1811-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5547
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5555
  • About this book