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08

January 2010

Introduction of EPA Environmental Center to High School Students

by At-Risk.org Staff, on conservation, country pages, effect, environment, environmental center, ground water, health, high school students, links center, pollution, protect, sensitizes, students, water

The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has an Environmental Center for High School Students. This was created to serve varying purposes aimed at sensitizing high school kids on environmental issues and engaging them on the same. Detailed information on what EPA’s Environmental Center for High School Students is all about is contained in this link; EPA Student Center.

One role of EPA Environmental Center for High School Students is to educate high school students about EPA. EPA is involved in the sustainability of ecosystems, in forecasting and modeling of air quality, in the monitoring of water quality, and in various other roles.

The EPA Environmental Center for High School Students sensitizes high school students about health and safety. The student center gives information on various health concerns related to degradation of the environment. Through the center, you will get links on related pages on the EPA website and other credible websites such as pages on asthma, pages on air quality in different states by the American Lung Association, pages on how to live healthy, and pages on the health effects of secondhand smoke. You will also get links related to pollutants such as pages on how to take action to lower radon levels, pages on ground water contaminants and their risks, pages on Lead from the National Lead Information Center, pages on the negative effects of Mercury, pages on why ozone is good in the atmosphere and bad when near you, pages on Ultraviolet Index and how you can reduce the risk of overexposure to the sun’s rays, and pages on how to use pesticides safely and the dangers of failing to do so.

The EPA Environmental Center for High School Students sensitizes high school students about what they can do to protect the environment in their neighborhood. Students get links to relevant pages such as pages on what different groups are doing in different parts of the country, pages on air pollution in different parts of the country, pages that connect like-minded teens, pages on different databases such as the EPA database, and pages on how to keep the school environment environmentally safe.

EPA’s Environmental Center for High School Students also sensitizes high school students on waste, on how it can be recycled and how to handle hazardous waste and solid waste safely, and it offers relevant links. The center sensitizes students about the pollution and conservation of ground water and drinking water by offering relevant links. The center sensitizes students about the effects of pollution on ecosystems and the effect this is having on different species, ecosystem monitoring – this is also done through various relevant links. The center also sensitizes high school students on conservation and on air pollution through relevant and credible links.

The center has awards and competitions to keep high school students interested. It also has internships and scholarships for those who are luck enough. All students are encouraged to join community service projects so that they can work towards a better tomorrow since environmental degradation is threatening flora and fauna, plus our own livelihoods.

At-Risk.org Staff