Activities, Lessons & Fact Sheets

Biology & Earth/Environmental Science
Sustainability & Carbon Footprints
*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
  • DNA Wrap: Packaging matters (Lesson | Slides)
  • DNA Methylation & Cadmium Exposure in utero (Lesson | Slides)
  • Investigating the Exposome: Vinyl Chloride Exposure, DNA Damage & Repair (Lesson | Slides)
  • Investigating Prenatal Arsenic Exposure & Altered Gene Expression (Worksheet)
  • Obesity-associated breast cancer risk: a role for epigenetics? (Lesson | Slides)
Additional resources, including teacher PowerPoint slides, can be found here.
Healthy Homes
Lead Exposure & Pregnancy
Skin Cancer & Breast Cancer
Biology & Earth/Environmental Science
Water Quality

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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.

Skin Cancer Research and Clinical Application
Learn about emerging science on childhood sunburns from a pediatric dermatologist and UNC cancer researcher.

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 Environmental Resource Program compiles resources including fact sheets, lesson plans, videos, and websites, pertaining to workshop and program topics.