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2017 Service-Learning Symposium: Raising Public Understanding of Seafood Contamination Through Service-Learning

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Raising Public Understanding of Seafood Contamination Through Service-Learning

Author: Rachel Brand

Faculty Supervisor: C. Tate Holbrook, Ph.D.

Abstract:

The GA Department of Public Health’s Chemical Hazards Program works to protect the community from exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals.  As an intern for the program’s director, Jane Perry, I created a series of education materials for the public.  I focused on the subject of safe seafood consumption in Brunswick, GA.  Collaborations with community partners were also valuable aspects to the internship.  The work I did during a mere couple months left me with a sense of purpose.  I was proud to have contributed to a vital community effort to increase the public’s understanding of the risks and benefits associated with our local seafood.