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4041 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85012

602-506-3866

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Maricopa County School Resources

Maricopa County School Resources

School Physical Activity Programs

Laurie King

Support for school comprehensive physical activity programming including integrated physical activities before and after school, during the school day and structured recess, safe routes to school, and shared use agreements. Professional development for teachers and staff also available. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Public Health.
 

Local Wellness Policy

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Better health = better learners. School staff, students and parents can create a healthy school environment. Our staff will provide guidance and support with Local Wellness Policy requirements required by districts that participate in the National School Lunch Program or other federal Child Nutrition programs. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Public Health.

Nutrition Education and Wellness for Students, Parents, Staff

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Our team of Registered Dietitians (RD) is available to assist in an integrated school, parent, and community-based approach to improve the health behaviors of children, their families and school staff through evidenced-based curriculum as guest speakers or train the trainer programs. School staff wellness programs are available to maintain a work-life balance and serve as healthy lifestyle role models for their students. Lending library of materials available for support. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Public Health.

Healthy Schools Network

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In this two year program schools will complete the CDC School Health Index assessment, develop a School Health Advisory Council, and create a school health action plan. MCDPH provides guidance and support through the process and funding for the action plan. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Public Health.

Parents Ambassadors

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This training is offered to parents in order to promote family and parent engagement in the school setting. Parents learn how the school system is set up, civic engagement, the whole child, how to communicate in the school setting and how they can advocate for healthy changes in their child's school. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Public Health.

School STEM and Science Events 

Laurie King

Interactive demonstrations of portable air monitoring devices and mobile air quality educational kiosk educates students and families about air pollution. Participation in STEM events also includes promotional items/give-aways and informational material. Ultimate goal is a Call to Action to encourage behavioral changes resulting in improved air quality. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Air Quality.

Kids Making Sense Curriculum for Middle and High School Students 

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Kids Making Sense is a STEM based unit for grades 6-12. Students collect and analyze real air quality data in real time using portable, hand held sensors. Data collection sessions are saved and uploaded onto an online map. Students can analyze the data and compare their results to students around the world. Lesson plans, materials, sensors, cell phones, and technical support are provided to participating schools in Maricopa County at no cost. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Air Quality.

Up in the Air: An Air Pollution Education Curriculum for Grades K-5

Laurie King

Up in the Air is an air pollution education program for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Students explore air pollution through hands-on science lessons aligned to state standards. We deliver lesson plans, digital lessons for interactive whiteboards, and resource kits containing all needed materials right to the classroom at no cost. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Air Quality.

It's Raining, It's Pouring, It's Flooding in Maricopa County

Laurie King

It's Raining, It's Pouring, It's Flooding in Maricopa County! is a seven lesson plan STEM unit for sixth grade, that provides supplemental material that can be added to instruction about Earth's Water. Students will understand the causes and effects of flooding in both urban and rural communities in Maricopa County. Students will use this information to create an emergency preparedness plan that focuses on personal safety for them and their family. This unit provides links for teachers to assist with the final project, as well as background information on monsoons and flooding in Maricopa County. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Flood Control.