Raising Public Understanding of Seafood Contamination Through Service-Learning
Author: Rachel Brand
Faculty Supervisor: C. Tate Holbrook, Ph.D.
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.