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Maura TeachingEducating children about sun protection and skin cancer prevention is vitally important because sun damage occurs most commonly in childhood and is directly linked to skin cancer in adulthood. Despite the myriad of sun protection products available, 50% of children in the U.S. still suffer a sunburn annually. We firmly believe that this health hazard can be greatly reduced through education and awareness programs tailor-made for school age children. Research findings indicate that the most effective place to teach children about health promotion or disease prevention is in the school environment. This is why we bring our SunAWARE for Life School Program, directly to the students. We created our SunAWARE Curriculum to align with the Massachusetts State Frameworks and national educational standards. There are four discrete curriculum levels; K-2, 3-5, 6-9, 9-12. Each year our trained SunAWARE Educators teach thousands of school children, from kindergarten through high school, how to safely enjoy the outdoors. Each lesson is designed to be fun and informative, age appropriate, with cross-curricular content relevant to each grade level. Our objectives are simple, to provide students with a better understanding of the factors that affect UV intensity and skin sensitivity, as well as proper sun protection and skin cancer recognition. We reach equal numbers of students in elementary, middle, and high school each year. Positive feedback from teacher and student evaluations yield an impressive rebook rate of 90% annually. The program is free-of-charge and programs include classroom teaching, assemblies, health fairs, faculty and parent presentations, and much more. Preventing skin cancer one child at a time is our ultimate goal! If you are interested in booking a school program, please contact our office at 781-875-1SPF or write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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162 Black Rock Drive

Hingham, MA 02043


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