Fun in the Sun
Authors: Kristen Cail, Jenifer England, Stephanie Hawk, Nia Offutt, Meaghan Shelman, Catherine Spann, Mayonna White, and Tomiko Wilson-Harris
Faculty Supervisor: Laura Grantham, MSN, RN
Community Partner: College of Coastal Georgia Office of Student Life
We created an event for staff and students ages 17 and up at the Coastal Georgia Campus Center presenting how spring break activities can lead to injuries; Identified a knowledge Deficit related to lack of resources and information on: Insect bites, Water safety, Sunburn, Heatstroke and Safe handling of Fireworks; Provided educational information and resources related to the areas identified in a fun delivery method. Education included a True/False fact game CPR demonstration, Q&A related to information, and eye catching props to engaged participants. All participants received a bag of printed information and various items such as water or Gatorade, sunscreen, bug repellant and a pool float. The goal was met when participants verbalized understanding of presented materials and a greater sense of ‘Fun in the Sun’ activities.