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

The San Antonio Toxathon
TEF, in partnership with San Antonio Science (SAS), under the leadership of Travis Block, was pleased to present the San Antonio Toxathon on the evening of March 10, 2018, prior to the next day’s opening of the Society of Toxicology annual conference. Through the generosity of the city of San Antonio and its mayor, Ron Nirenberg, we were able to secure the Blue Star Brewing Company, a popular gathering spot near the River Walk, for this event, and offer a catered dinner to everyone participating.

The evening consisted of alternating brief talks presenting the basics of toxicology with tox trivia, essentially quiz game segments with questions on some of the less technical aspects of toxicology. The talks were presented by Sol Bobst of ToxSci Advisors, George Layton, of the South Texas Poison Center, and Carla Hausler of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. The tox trivia questions were addressed to the audience who divided into teams by tables. Prizes were awarded to the top teams and everyone left with a handsome Toxathon t-shirt.

The Toxathon represents one kind of event we think will be helpful in informing the public about TEF’s mission in conveying credible toxicological science in an understandable and fun, when possible, way.

Water: Tame or Toxic?
This 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).

Don’t Panic. It’s Only Poison
This program was offered by the Baton Rouge Critical Thinking Club and sponsored by the Toxicology Education Foundation on June 11, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Click HERE to download a PDF flyer showing more details of this program.

Pick Your Poison
The event was held on March 21, 2015 in San Diego, California co-sponsored by OASIS, San Diego. Click HERE to download the flyer for “Pick Your Poison”.

 

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.   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.