For the second year in a row, the Community Engagement Core hosted an environmental health week for West Philadelphia high school students, as part of the Netter Center and Center for Public Health Initiatives summer public health internship. The partnership took place from July 9th to July 12th.
Students in this internship learn about the study of public health and how the field maintains healthy communities through preventative care. Using hands-on learning experiences, students explored how environmental lead, poor outdoor air quality, and poor water quality can affect human health and how one may reduce their exposures. The interns learned methods of monitoring exposures and discussed publicly available resources to explore beyond the program.
At the end of the week, a culminating event brought a creative voice to the students, allowing them to summarize what environmental health meant to them through haikus and videos.
Enjoy the following examples of environmental health through the creative lens of the summer interns: