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Resources for Educators, Nonprofits and Community Groups

Resources and programs to build skills and facilitate collaboration.

Environmental Health Research Experiences for Science Teachers

This eight-week, paid summer research experience aims to recruit teachers who work with low-income students and those typically underserved by science. Teachers are paired with Center scientist mentors and their graduate students. They spend four days each week in the lab, contributing to environmental health science research in real time, and one day each week in educational and outreach activities with education specialists and scientists to build knowledge in a variety of topics related to environmental health literacy and how to translate the lab experiences into their classroom teaching. To learn more about how this program can impact teachers’ perceived self efficacy and inquiry-based instruction, check out this paper from some of the project’s coordinators.

Lab Supplies for Local Teachers

Science teachers are so important for cultivating interest in science, and we know that providing students with exposure to hands-on science activities is an important way to promote inquiry-based learning and long-term beliefs about science. We also know that many of our local science teachers don’t have access to the resources and equipment needed to provide these opportunities for their students. We have been collecting and organizing gently used laboratory supplies and equipment to donate to teachers in need so that they can implement hands-on science activities in their classrooms. These supplies are free and yours to keep. Use the form below to tell us about your needs and we will do our best to get them met!

CHHE Knowledge Base

This site is designed to support CHHE’s community with information about Center members, shared resources and summary statistics about our diverse research community. Users can search for specific topics (like asthma, or climate change) or researchers to learn more about their work and think about potential collaborations. 

Grant Writing 

To complement the CHHE Community Grant Program, we facilitate workshops and webinars related to finding funding sources, writing grants, evaluating your programs and more. Recordings and materials from previous workshops can be accessed below. If you’ve been thinking about applying for a grant, wondering the best way to plan a project, or curious how to measure your success, these sessions are for you.

Introduction to Successful Grant Writing 

Dr. Janice Allen and Dr. Mike Humble of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) review the best practices of grant writing and strategies for creating successful proposals. NIEHS funds the Center for Human Health and the Environment and a variety of programs that address and respond to community-based environmental health needs.

Recorded 8/10/20

The Art of Grant Writing 

Michele Steinbach from NC State’s Proposal Development Unit led a workshop on strategies and best practices for grant writing. She used the CHHE Community Grant application as an example of how to tell a convincing story to your funders, while addressing the required components of a grant proposal.

Recorded on 9/9/21