Environmental justice session for high school classes (April 16, 1PM via YouTube Live)

I thought some of you and your students may be interested in viewing this session being offered as part of MPSC’s Virtual Science Expo:


The link to learn more about this session (and others) and to register: https://ncsciencefestival.org/events/unc-science-week-virtual-expo

1pm – High school and adults – EJ @ HOME with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Join us to learn about environmental justice. Dr. Rebecca Fry will introduce this important topic and how it relates to people and places in North Carolina. Student researchers from the Department will show you how to use sophisticated online mapping tools to answer relevant questions about environmental justice in North Carolina. Eric Brown will highlight the links between poverty and chemical exposure. Jeliyah Clark will focus on children’s environmental health and how we can protect kids from chemicals in air and water. Lauren Eaves will explain how to identify resources for environmental health protection. A student researcher from the Department’s UNC Superfund Research Program will share resources that can be used to identify and protect communities at higher risk of exposure to chemicals in drinking water.
Presenters: Rebecca Fry, Eric Brown, Jeliyah Clark, Lauren Eaves

The UNC Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the Gillings School couples environmental scientists and engineers. This year we are celebrating our 100th anniversary! For a century, we have tackled the environmental challenges that affect the health of people locally and globally, including climate change, clean water, air quality and transmission of diseases like COVID-19, which pass through the air.



Dana Brown Haine, MS (she, her, hers)

Science Educator

Superfund Research Program

Gillings School of Global Public Health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill