NEEF's SunWise program is a free environmental and health education program that teaches K-8 children about sun safety, UV radiation, and stratospheric ozone
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US and worldwide, with one in five Americans developing skin cancer by the age of 70. Education about sun safety is a vital step toward reducing your risk and enjoying the outdoors safely. Since unprotected exposure to the sun during youth can lead to increased lifetime risk for skin cancer, it is especially important that children know how to safely spend time in the sun. The good news is that UV-related health effects are largely preventable by instituting sun-protection practices early and consistently.
Sunwise Toolkit and Samples
NEEF's SunWise program is a free environmental and health education program that teaches K-8 children about sun safety, UV radiation, and stratospheric ozone. Educators, parents, caregivers, and others who register for the SunWise program receive a FREE toolkit with over 50 cross-curricular, standards-based activities that encourage young people to explore, assess, and understand their natural environment and how it affects their health.
Register for the Sunwise Toolkit
Register to receive your copy of the SunWise Toolkit in English with resources to teach K-8 children about sun safety, UV radiation, and stratospheric ozone.
Interested in the SunWise Toolkit but not sure what to expect? Check out these sample activities to get started.
Who am I? SunWise Animals
The Who Am I? SunWise Animals activity is designed for grades K-2. In this SunWise activity, you'll learn that...
Sunny Crossword Puzzle
The Sunny Crossword activity is designed for grades 3-5. It is a fun crossword puzzle for kids using SunWise...
Hot Potato in the Sun
The Hot Potato with the Sun activity is designed for grades K-2. This SunWise activity teaches children about...
Learn about UV Radiation and Sun Protection
Action Steps for Sun Protection
While some exposure to sunlight can be enjoyable, too much can be dangerous. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV)...
Learn More About UV Radiation
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is responsible for the adverse health effects of too much sun exposure...
Autumn Sun Safety
Summer may be over, but don't put away your sunscreen and sunglasses just yet! While summer is the time of...