Proper management of hazardous chemicals found in K-12 schools, combined with various pollution prevention techniques can ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for students, teachers, and school staff and protect the surrounding environment.
NEWMOA initiated a "Chemical Cleanout in Schools" project at the request of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). After developing a workshop curriculum and PowerPoint presentation focused on mercury reduction for schools, and partnering with the Agency to deliver a series of half-day workshops to schools and education officials in New York State, NEWMOA developed new training materials targeted at all chemicals found in school science classrooms.
As part of this project, NEWMOA developed the following materials:
Additional Information Resources:
This project would not have been possible without support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
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