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Monday, August 24, 2009

Stay Shady Reaches over 100 Students

(L to R) Dr. Mika Yamazaki, Alison Wiesenthal and Michaela Marek

This past Friday, August 21st, DIG members Alison Wiesenthal, MS IV, Michaela Marek, MS III and Dr. Mika Yamazaki, 2nd year resident, presented Stay Shady! at Trinity Episcopal Lower School. They taught over 100 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders about sun safety. After the presentation, students asked thoughtful questions such as: Can I go outside right after I put on sunscreen or should I put it on a while before I go out? If I put on sunscreen in the morning before school do I need to put in on again before playtime?

Dr. Mika Yamazaki, UTMB's own Austin Kelly and MS IV Alison Wiesenthal show the students how to dress for a day in the sun.

The children enjoyed their UV bead bracelets which show them when they are being exposed to the sun's harmful rays. They were impressed as the beads turned from clear to color in the light and then back to clear again when walking back inside.

Thank you to Trinity Episcopal for hosting our team and being such a great audience.

A big thank you to our resident liaison, Dr. Yamazaki, for sharing her time and expertise with the Trinity students. We appreciate it!