Lead Awareness in Indian Country: Keeping Our Children Healthy!

Learning

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Background

Released in October 2020, the Lead Awareness in Indian Country: Keeping our Children Healthy! curriculum is a series of four modules which include lesson plans, worksheets, key messages, presentation slides, and kids activity sheets that community leaders and other instructors can use to improve public awareness of the dangers of lead exposure and to promote preventative actions. The design balances diverse community backgrounds, technical information and localized knowledge to allow instructors an opportunity to plan and deliver unique messages within each structured module. The format establishes a community-based platform where learning and teaching strategies come together to focus on meaningful community engagement.

Register for an Upcoming Tribal Lead Curriculum Train-the-Trainer Webinar

On January 13 and February 10, 2021, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST), EPA, in partnership with the National Tribal Toxics Council and National-EPA Tribal Science Council, will host two train-the-trainer webinars with tribal partners on the new tribal lead curriculum - Lead Awareness in Indian Country: Keeping our Children Healthy! Developed with over 200 tribes, the curriculum is a robust set of educational tools that provide tribes and other communities with practical, on-the-ground, community-based resources to reduce childhood lead exposure.

The webinar will train community leaders to:

  • Understand the purpose of the curriculum and its components;
  • Learn key actions to reduce childhood lead exposure;
  • Learn how to navigate materials;
  • Discuss teaching and outreach strategies; and
  • Share and discuss best practices.

Register for the February 10th webinars using the following link:

To learn more about the curriculum, visit https://www.epa.gov/lead/tribal-lead-curriculum.