Youth and Families

Growing up on an Amish Farm Protects Children Against Asthma, UAHS Collaborative Research Shows

News Date: 
August 5, 2016 :00am

10 Years of Bringing Young Scientists to the UA

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July 19, 2016 :00am

With the addition of the 2016 cohort, 330 interns will count themselves as alumni of the KEYS summer program.

Dump Site is a Hazard

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June 22, 2016 :00am

The Outreach Core hosts summer camps for high school and middle school students. Read one student's comments about wildcat dumping in Environmental Bootcamp student letter to the editor

Youth and E-Cigarettes

News Date: 
March 8, 2016 :00am

(MedlinePlus) E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, are battery-operated smoking devices. They often look like cigarettes, but work differently. Using an e-cigarette is called vaping. The user puffs on the mouthpiece of a cartridge. This causes a vaporizer to heat the liquid inside the cartridge. The liquid contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. The heated liquid turns into the vapor that is inhaled.

Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center summer camps!

News Date: 
May 8, 2015 :00am

Summer is just around the corner, which means that it is time to sign up for SWEHSC summer camps!

UA Science Internship Pairs High School Students, Research Mentors

News Date: 
June 3, 2013 :00am

Each year many SWEHSC researchers host high school students in their laboratories. Facility managers assits them process their samples and understand their data. SWEHSC members teach them about toxicology and environmental health. The program was designed by the SWEHSC Outreach Core and is conducted in collaboration with the BIO5 Instutue. Read more about this year's program

Youth Programming

Outreach supports a variety of youth programming:

Summer Camps

Research Internships

School Year Activities

For more information contact Marti Lindsey, PhD, at or call 520-626-3692

Toxic Detectives

The Toxic Detectives summer camp is an amazing opportunity for middle school students (entering grades 6 -8) to learn real world connections to toxicology and the environment. In addition, students will explore the U of A campus environment.






Environmental Scholars

Unfortunately Environmental Scholars will not be held this year. Look For this program in 2018.

Environmental Factor: September 2014 - Highlights the KEYS HS student Internship Program

News Date: 
September 2, 2014 :00am

Arizona internship program marks ninth year

With funding from NIEHS and other sources, this summer the University of Arizona (UA) gave 45 more high school interns an intensive 7-week enrichment experience in science. To read more ...

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