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About the Sun Wise Program
To promote sun-safe behavior at an-early age, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) developed the SunWise Program, a free
national environmental and health education program for children.
Through the use of classroom, school, and community components,
SunWise promotes sun safety by teaching children and their caregivers
how to protect themselves from overexposure to ultraviolet
The program is designed for kindergarten through eighth-grade
learning levels. Any K-8 educator can participate.
By joining EPA's SunWise Program, participants will have access to
useful tools to help teach children about sun-safe behaviors, such as:
• The SunWise Tool Kit — providing a range of cross-curricular
lessons, activities, and background information for K-8 children.
• The SunWise Internet Learning Site (www.epa.gov/sunwise) —
an interactive medium with web-based educational activities and
• Additional materials, puzzles, posters, and activities, such as the
"Mission SunWise" storybook and activity book.
Register today to receive your free SunWise Tool Kit by
The SunWise Club Has a New Secret Mission!
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Fill in the Missing Words.
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(See answers on last page.)
Can You Match the Sun Wise Action Steps
With the Right SunWise Pictures?
... to cover as much skin on your body
as you can.
... on your face, arms, legs, and any other skin
that the sun's UV rays can reach.
... that will keep UV rays from reaching
your face, ears, and neck.
to protect your eyes.
to find the UV forecast.
... and stay out of the sun whenever possible.
The children are checking the UV Index. The UV Index is a forecast of
how strong the UV rays will be. It is reported on a scale of 1-11+. The
higher the number, the stronger the rays will be, and the more we need to
You can find the UV Index in many places. It is in the weather section of
the newspaper, on TV and the radio, and Internet weather reports.
| Index Number Exposure Level IBBH^B
2 or Less
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Co/or Z72 ftzc^ UV Index to match the number below It.
Circle the ones that are "HIGH" or "VERYHIGH."
The higher the UV Index, the greater the need for skin and eye protection.
What s the UV Index in YOUR neighborhood? Find out at the SunWise
Carlos is trying to decide what to wear today. He wants to be SunWise, but
he needs your help! What clothes should he wear to be SunWise?
Circle the best choices.
What would you wear to be Sun Wise?
Draw your own Sun Wise outfits
on Carlos and Lisa.
SLOP on Some Sunscreen to be SunWise!
Sunscreen is a lotion you spread on your
skin. Sunscreen helps block UV rays. Some
sunscreens are more SunWise than others.
Remember, you should always use
sunscreen that is number 30 or higher.
Circle which sunscreen is Sun Wise.
Do You Put Sunscreen on....
Circle Yes or No
Remember, when you're playing outside, try to play in the shade.
Circle the shady places in this picture.
a a a a
Are these children SunWise?
What do they need to make them SunWise?
Draw Sun Wise gear — hats, glasses, and clothes — on the children.
Color in the areas where they should apply sunscreen.
Remember to be SunWise even on cloudy days!
Find your way through the maze, picking up all the Sun Wise gear on the way.
It's fun and easy to be SunWise!
Tell your friends about ways to be SunWise.
Just remember SLIP! SLOP! SLAP! WRAP!,™
CHECK the UV INDEX and PLAY in the SHADE!
Answers for page 2
Missing letters: Missing words:
The Ozone Layer Helps Block UV Rays.
The SunWise Program would like to thank the American Cancer Society for their ongoing support
and for allowing us to use their "SLIP! SLOP! SLAP! WRAP!"™ slogan.
SLIP! SLOP! SLAP! WRAP!™ is a trademark of the American Cancer Society, Inc.
Office of Air and
Join the kids in the and learn
how to have safe fun in the sun!