TEF funds, develops and provides programs, curricula and support materials for educational outreach to the general public and for classroom use.

Most of these offerings are available on our website, including YouTube videos and our Tox Topics series.

Occasional live special events are also offered free to the general public, typically in collaboration with other groups in that area.

For example, "Water: Tame or Toxic?"  was the latest in our series of occasional live programs organized by the Toxicology Education Foundation.  This program was held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 2-4 pm, in Baltimore, Maryland. Our collaborator on this entertaining and educational program was the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET). In 2016,  "Don’t Panic.  It’s Only Poisonwas offered by the Baton Rouge Critical Thinking Club and sponsored by the Toxicology Education Foundation on June 11 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Click HERE to download a PDF flyer showing more details of this program. In 2015, "Pick Your Poison"  was held on March 21 in San Diego, California co-sponsored by OASIS, San Diego.   Click HERE to download the flyer for "Pick Your Poison". Here are other examples of the wide range of past and ongoing TEF activities:

Activities

TEF develops educational materials and has sometimes supported creation of materials by others for both adult educational outreach and classroom education.

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Working with SOT and other partners, TEF has embarked on production of short, informative and entertaining YouTube videos to continue to educate the public about toxicology principles.  The first in this new series–“Toxicity Today”–launched in 2015.   With additional funding, TEF hopes to produce other video resources while building partnerships with like-minded organizations to disseminate reliable toxicology information to the public.

 

“Is it Safe?” going global

TEF continues to work to translate the “Is it Safe?” video and materials into other languages for global education.

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TEF Exibitor Booth

Funding and schedules permitting, TEF is receptive to opportunities to bring our display to appropriate gatherings where participants are interested in helping out with toxicology educational activities for the public. For example, TEF has participated at annual meetings of the Society of Toxicology.

 

TEF Website Resources development

The TEF web site is designed to help the general public, including teachers, to find appropriate and trustworthy toxicology-related information. To accomplish this, we provide access to information produced by a wide variety of sources.  This information may also serve toxicology professionals seeking materials suitable for use in public education and outreach activities.  Professionals with expertise in areas other than toxicology (e.g. journalists, health care providers, and others) may also find the site useful.


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Travel Awards

TEF continues to promote educational opportunities and career development primarily for graduate students focusing in some area of toxicology.  Contributions to TEF earmarked for student travel awards are most typically used to help support attendance at professional meetings.