Activities, Fact Sheets & Lessons

Biology & Earth/Environmental Science

  • Calculating Your Carbon Footprint Worksheet
  • Connecting Electrical Consumption to Coal & Carbon Dioxide Worksheet
  • Evaluating Woody Biomass Options for North Carolina’s Electricity Future* Lesson
  • Fueling the Future: Evaluating the Sustainability of Biofuels* Lesson
  • Generating Electricity: Evaluating the Sustainability of Today’s & Tomorrow’s Energy Sources* Lesson

Sustainability & Carbon Footprints

  • Calculating your Carbon Footprint Activity
  • Hidden Energy: Secondary Carbon Footprints Activity
  • What is Sustainability? Activity
*These lessons have been selected to be part of the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) and are aligned with the Climate Literacy Essential Principles and/or Energy Awareness Principles and passed through an extensive peer-review process to verify the accuracy and currency of the science.


DNA & Epigenetics

Additional resources, including teacher PowerPoint slides, can be found here.


  • Examining the Health Effects of E-Cigarettes Lesson | Slides

Environmental Cancers

Healthy Homes

Lead Exposure & Pregnancy

Biology & Earth/Environmental Science

  • Black Ice-A Slippery Arctic Road Activity
  • Examining Sea Level Rise & Differential Shoreline Response Activity


Water Quality

  • A Case Study of A Civil Action Activity
  • Demonstrating Susceptibility Activity
  • Freshwater Microbes & Their Role in the Carbon Cycle Activity
  • Introducing Students to Environmental Justice Activity
  • Journey of a PCB Molecule Activity | Slides
  • PCB Biomagnification Activity
  • Serial Dilution Activity
  • Using Remote Sensing Data to Evaluate Water Resources in NC Activity
  • Water Muddle Up & Clean Up Activity

Newsletters & Listservs

The Center for Public Engagement with Science provides research translation and community engagement by distributing newsletters highlighting program accomplishments and significant projects.

CEHS Sentinel Newsletter

SRP Superfund Scoop

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An Assessment of Capacity and Resource Needs of North Carolina Watershed Programs

The Center for Public Engagement with Science conducted a needs assessment of North Carolina watershed organizations to identify existing watershed programs and resources, assess and document resource gaps and geographical coverage, and better understand program needs and networking opportunities. This assessment was made possible through partnerships with the Water Resources Research Institute, Watershed Education for Community and OfficialsDivision of Water Quality (NC DENR), and Triangle J Council of Governments.




Webinars & Podcasts

2015 Clinical Lead Training | featuring: Ed Norman, David Eldridge & Lakieta Sanders
2015 Clinical Lead Training | featuring: Kate Mason, Tena Hand & David Brown

Protecting the Vulnerable
Using CDC’s 2010 Lead & Pregnancy Guidelines to reduce lead exposure at the earliest stages.

NEW! Understanding Bioavailability of Arsenic and Lead in Soils at Hazardous Waste Sites
Learn how bioavailability can affect people’s exposure to metals like arsenic and lead.

Workshop & Program Resources

The Center for Public Engagement with Science compiles resources including fact sheets, lesson plans, videos, and websites, pertaining to workshop and program topics.