Register for the November 10th Tribal Lead Curriculum Virtual Roundtable Discussion
For Release: October 30, 2020
On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, EPA, in partnership with the National Tribal Toxics Council and National-EPA Tribal Science Council, will host a virtual roundtable 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 provides tribes and other communities with practical, on-the-ground, community-based resources to reduce childhood lead exposure.
During the roundtable, tribal representatives will share their experiences and tips for using the curriculum, which was designed to:
- Raise awareness in tribal communities about childhood lead exposure;
- Expand understanding of lead’s potential impacts on children’s health and cultural practices; and
- Encourage actions that can be taken to reduce and/or prevent childhood lead exposure.
To learn more about the curriculum, visit https://www.epa.gov/lead/tribal-lead-curriculum.
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 associated with lead exposure and 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.