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Monday, June 11, 2007

Sunburn and Sun Safety Teaching Program - Recent Presentations

At the beginning of May, DIG members Julie Cummings, Ashley Group, and Navin Dhingra gave a presentation to the 6th Graders at Rosenberg Elementary School on sunburns and skin safety. The kids really enjoyed having us there and had great participation throughout the talk. We are looking forward to going back next year!

Yesterday (6/10/07), Ashley Group and Julie Cummings gave another presentation to the Galveston County Beach Patrol Lifeguards. Topics that were covered included the basics of skin anatomy and function, the effects of ultraviolet light on the skin - sunburns & tanning, as well as sun protection. We really enjoyed speaking to this group! They are essential to maintaining safety on our beaches during the summer months, but by doing so are exposed to excessive amounts of sun damage. They were very receptive to our recommendations of how to minimize their risks by protecting their skin. We are hoping to go back later this summer to talk to the Junior Lifeguards. If anyone is interested in coming along, please let Ashley know.