Upcoming Webinar

Developing Environmental Health Literacy:

Interactive, Problem-Based Science Kits for Diverse Community Audiences



Wednesday, March 20th  |  12:00 - 1:00 PM (Eastern)

Presented by:

Katrina Korfmacher, PhD

Dina Markowitz, PhD


FREE - NYSPHA members

$10 - non-members

Continuing Education Credits:

1 CHES credit available

1 CPH credit available 

Space is limited, registration is required.

Click here to register online


Participants of this webinar will learn about interactive community environmental health education kits. These hands-on kits are on topics including lead poisoning prevention (water and housing), water quality (urban and rural), healthy homes, skin cancer, breast cancer, and pesticide use in the home. The kits were developed in partnership with community groups in diverse communities across the country and Science Take-Out, a science education company. Webinar participants will be able to request free kits for use with their own community groups by May 2019, or they can order them online for later use.

Learning Objectives

  •      Gain familiarity with interactive, hands-on science kits for building environmental health literacy
  •    Explain the problem and story-based approach of teaching environmental health literacy through hands-on, interactive kit activities
  •      Describe at least one interactive, story-based approach to educating community members about an environmental health issue

Presenter Biographies

Katrina Smith Korfmacher, PhD - Assoc. Professor of Environmental Medicine

Dr. Korfmacher is a policy scientist whose research focuses on how communities use science to promote policy change. She is an Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine. Since joining the University of Rochester in 2001, Dr. Korfmacher has been responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of outreach initiatives to support systems change at the local, state, and national level, particularly with respect to lead, healthy housing, and the built environment.

Dina Markowitz, PhD - Professor of Environmental Medicine

Dr. Markowitz is a Professor of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester.  She is the founding director of the Life Sciences Learning Center (LSLC), a hands-on science outreach center. She has over twenty years of experience in developing and administering pre-college science education programming and in working with scientists and graduate students to communicate their research to the public. She is also president of Science Take-Out, a Univ. of Rochester start-up company that develops, manufactures, and sells hands-on science kits for in-school and community-based use. 


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