Authors: Erin Scott Vicent, Samantha Ryti, Madison O’Quinn, Macy Futch, & John Fenstermacher
Faculty Supervisor: Lydia Watkins, DNP, MSN, RN, CPNP
"Street Smart" came about as an idea to help reinforce street safety to a growing population of children engrossed in their cell phones, hand held devices, and other distracting paraphernalia. This project was envisioned to provide simple proactive education and awareness to the third grade students of Golden Isles Elementary. The school nurse was able to provide some basic information about Glynn County injuries suffered by school-aged children. This information provided direction to focus on the third grade population and risk factors related to bicycling, skating, and pedestrian activities. This support proved invaluable to the success of the project. This project made the our S-L group more aware of the need for bicycle trails, and well lit streets, roads, and sidewalks. The team was able to practice new and different ways to present such material to the target group of third graders, which presented a special challenge in the beginning but was overcome with humor and demonstration. The street smart awareness was raised to a more practical and competent level leading to hopes of safer play and situational awareness for the children, their parents, and the community.