We have assembled a variety of materials and resources for extension and field educators to help communicate and engage on environmental health topics.
Fish Consumption Advisories
NC Freshwater Fish Consumption Advisories
Most fish in North Carolina are safe to eat, but some fish in some lakes and rivers are unsafe due to high levels of contaminants in those waterbodies. When that happens, a fish consumption advisory is set for those species. NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provides a website with information on pollutants and health effects, serving recommendations, preparation techniques, recipes using local fish, and an interactive map and table to help you determine what advisories are near you and how you might communicate this with the communities in your county.
The Pesticide Toolkit
The Toolkit is an engaging and highly visual educational resource designed to teach pesticide safety to Spanish-speaking agricultural workers with limited formal education. It is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Worker Protection Standard worker training and is available for eleven crops in both Spanish and English.
Certified Safe Farm
Certified Safe Farm and AgriSafe were developed through research at the University of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health. The NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (NCTTFC) funded our successful pilot program in Duplin, Johnston and Sampson counties to adapt the program to North Carolina agriculture. With additional NCTTFC funding and overwhelming support from NC farmers, NC Cooperative Extension and the NC Agomedicine Institute are collaborating to offer Certified Safe Farm and AgriSafe in more NC Counties.
Farm Safety for Just Kids
FarmSafe provides life-saving farm safety and health information.
National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Marsh Field Research strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments.
Crop Life Foundation
The North Carolina Environmental Stewardship program was initiated with a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has been developed and administered by CropLife Foundation. These fact sheets were produced for workers using pesticides in North Carolina, but are full of useful information for anyone dealing with agricultural chemicals. We also included fact sheets specifically for North Carolina’s Christmas tree growers (denoted by NCCTA).
SciStarter is the place to find, join, and contribute to science through more than 1300 recreational activities and citizen science research projects. Their database of citizen science projects enables discovery, organization, and greater participation in citizen science.