Name of the activity: My Planet, My Health

Country/NMO: Canada – Québec (IFMSA-Québec)

Program: Environment & Health

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education

 

General description:

4-week long project addressing issues of air and water pollution as well as food distribution with the goal to foster environmental health education of students in primary schools

Focus area:

Air Pollution

Problem statement:

Address issues of misuse of water and resources, air and land pollution and overall apathy by amplifying environmental health education to inspire students to care for their environment and health.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Target Group : students in grades 4, 5, or 6
Beneficiaries : the wider public

Objectives and indicators of success:

Help young students across as many schools as possible understand the impact of their daily actions on their environment, and thus their health, and the simple things they can do to improve it
Success indicator : fourth review session where students are quizzed is done to assess acquired knowledge

Methodology:

4-week long project, with one themed session per week, where we discuss the following: water, air, food distribution and a final review/summary session

Plans for evaluation:

We have set up post-activity Google forms for both teachers and students to assess relevance of the presentations, content and level of interest.