College folk make plans for Teacher Day
On April 28 on the UA Mall, the University of Arizona will open its science centers, galleries and museums in celebration of Teacher Day. This event is part of the national Teacher Appreciation Week celebration. The event is sponsored by Tucson Values Teachers and Champions for Change in collaboration with the UA Collaborative for Community Outreach.
Each year, Teacher Day features specific activities for particular age groups and audiences. This year the program is tailored toward secondary students and teachers. Everyone will enjoy free access to museums and collections (including the Arizona State Museum, Flandrau Science Center, Art Museum, Poetry Center, and Worlds of Words).
Members of the College of Pharmacy will be involved in this educational expo with program activities for both students and teachers. Liz Barta, poison education specialist at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, along with some COP students, will be there to distribute public education and outreach materials. They will also provide information on training teachers in poison prevention for preschool through first grade and for high schoolers, and will have materials and resources for poison prevention education for other grades.
Also planning to be part of the teacher event is Keith Boesen, who with his brother Kevin, both COP employees, creates and “stars” in the online video series “PharmTalk” about pharmacy careers.
Marti Lindsey, director of community outreach and education for the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, will also join in the teachers’ and children’s activities.