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#YouthCulture

Grade Level: Adults

This program also offers a youth component to each session. Ask us about this! The Poe Center’s #YouthCulture program is designed to empower parents …

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#YouthCulture: Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction

Grade Level: Adults

Learn how early-onset substance use affects the development of the adolescent brain. Participants will learn important skills and resources to address the trends in …

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#YouthCulture: Adolescent Brain Development and the Role of Social Media

Grade Level: Adults

Learn about current research on adolescent brain development and teen risk perception. Participants will also explore how a risk perception impacts a teen’s engagement …

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#YouthCulture: E-cigarettes 101

Grade Level: Adults

This program addresses the the growing concern of e-cigarettes and youth. Participants will explore adolescent brain development and effects of e-cigarettes as we cover …

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#YouthCulture: Healthy Teen Relationships

Grade Level: Adults

Learn to recognize warning signs of unhealthy dating relationships and potential dating violence. In addition, participants will learn current sexting statistics and trends as …

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#YouthCulture: Navigating “The Talk”

Grade Level: Adults

Learn about resources and tools to assist you in developing and tailoring the talk with your teen about social media, teen relationships, and substance …

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#YouthCulture: Opioids 101

Grade Level: Adults

Learn about the growing concern of opioid use (prescription pain medicine and heroin) in our communities and how to recognize the risk factors, youth …

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Body Machine

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Delve into the skeletal, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems. Investigate key health concerns and identify current research on keeping the body healthy. Please note: …

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Bones, Muscles and Joints

Grade Level: 2, 3

Don’t be afraid of this skeletal session. Participants learn the function of bones and the importance of keeping them healthy. 3-D models illustrate how …

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Bug Safari

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Kindergarten

Suggested booking Spring to late Summer Students will be introduced to the wide variety of both helpful and harmful bugs that exist within the …

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Bully Free Friends: Everyone’s A Star

Grade Level: 1, Kindergarten, Preschool

“Angie Apple”, “Curtis Carrot” and “Star Fruit” introduce preschoolers and their caregivers to the importance of healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationships. Specially …

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Bullying Uncovered Lite: What Parents & Adults Need to Know

Grade Level: Adults

Bullying Uncovered is a 90 minute interactive program for adults who interact with youth. The program explores bullying definitions, statistics, and trends, including cyberbullying. …

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Changing Lanes

Grade Level: 6

Join us on an interactive journey that explores the development associated with puberty, the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems, …

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Choices & Consequences

Grade Level: 5

Students will learn the truth about the dangers of inhalants and the gateway drugs (tobacco, alcohol and marijuana) through an interactive classroom game modeled …

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Clean and Chompin’!

Grade Level: 2, 3

You be the dentist! Practice tooth brushing and flossing on Mr. Big Mouth’s extra-large teeth. Pick healthy habits and nutritious snacks to prevent tooth …

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Decisions… Decisions…

Grade Level: 4, 5

How do I deal with my stress?  What do I say to my friends who are pressuring me to cheat?  How do I get …

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Don’t Stand By: Be a H.E.R.O.

Grade Level: 4, 5

Research suggests that the majority of children involved in bullying are the bystanders. “Don’t Stand By” uses an intervention strategy that focuses time and …

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Drugs Uncovered: What Parents Need to Know

Grade Level: Adults

Drugs Uncovered: What Parents Need to Know is an interactive program that targets parents of upper elementary, middle school and high school students. Drugs …

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Eat the Rainbow

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Suggested booking October – December / late April – July Students will learn how fruits and vegetables provide varied nutrients for our bodies. Additionally, …

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Exploring the Garden Seasons

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Kindergarten

Suggested booking October – December / late April – July The seasons of the year offer different opportunities to grow produce in different parts …

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Facts of Life

Grade Level: 7

Facts of Life addresses the facts of puberty and the male and female reproductive systems so participants can review the menstrual cycle, fertilization, and …

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Fantastic Foods

Grade Level: 2, 3

Meet the Food Super Heroes! Chief Carbohydrate, Officer Protein and Sergeant Mineral are just a few of the Nutrient Super Six. Participants will also …

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Fitness Is Fun

Grade Level: 1, 2, Kindergarten

The emphasis is on fun as participants learn about the activity pyramid and why being active is so important. An interactive game teaches kids …

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FITT for Life

Grade Level: 4, 5

You’ll feel great after taking this program as we introduce the importance of regular physical activity. Participants will experience the balance between eating and …

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Food for Thought

Grade Level: 4, 5

Have your students ever asked… Why do we need food? What is “MyPlate”? What are the different food groups, and do I need to …

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Food Friends

Grade Level: Preschool

We need food from every food group every day. Preschoolers will learn when to eat and what to eat through age-appropriate songs, rhymes, and …

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For the Health of It!

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

Students will discover how using drugs and alcohol can damage their brains and bodies. This class is centered around interactive activities that focus on …

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Friend Power

Grade Level: 2, 3

A fun and interactive session explores what qualities make a good friend. Participants will use their “emotion detectors” to practice interpreting facial expressions and …

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GermBusters

Grade Level: 2, 3

They’re everywhere, they’re everywhere! What are we talking about? GERMS! Whether it’s cold and flu season or just close quarters, germs can spread easily. …

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Girl Talk 2

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

Girl Talk 2 is a unique workshop designed for middle school-aged girls and their moms. This interactive, two-hour workshop discusses the growth and development girls experience …

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Girl Talk for Mom & Me

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7

Girl Talk for Mom and & Me addresses the timely topic of adolescent growth and development and the physical, social and emotional changes that girls …

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Grow It, Try It, Like It

Grade Level: Kindergarten, Preschool

Grow It, Try It, Like It is a garden-themed nutrition education series for preschoolers. The 7-session series introduces children to three fruits (peaches, strawberries, …

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Growing Healthy Kids

Grade Level: 1, 2

Growing Healthy Kids is a research-based curriculum from Oregon State University. Students learn about gardening, health, and plant biology while creating a paper, garden …

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Happy Teeth!

Grade Level: Preschool

Join us for Jiggle Wiggle time with Mr. Big Mouth as students learn how to brush and take care of their teeth. Play our …

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Health Wise

Grade Level: Adults

Health Wise is an education program to promote healthy aging for older adults.  The 8-session series is designed to address issues important to older …

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Healthy Habits

Grade Level: 1, Kindergarten

Are you ready for an adventure? Discover the importance of healthy habits, check out what foods belong on “MyPlate” and visit the Poe Cafeteria. …

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Healthy POEtential Series

Grade Level: Adults

Is fast food a cheaper alternative to healthful eating?  No!!  Explore the evolution of serving sizes in America and learn how to feed your …

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Healthy Relationships 101

Grade Level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Healthy Relationships 101 explores the facets of what makes a healthy relationship.  Setting and communicating personal boundaries, identifying warning signs of unhealthy relationships, and identifying societal influences that …

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In the Know

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Teenagers live in a world of choices. Explore the risks and consequences associated with decision making; specifically those involving alcohol, drugs and personal injury/accidents. …

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It’s Up 2 U!

Grade Level: 3, 4

Students learn about the “Gateway Drugs” and their effects on the body in a fun and engaging session. Interactive activities and a short movie …

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Menus, Muscles and More

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5

Participants review “MyPlate” and participate in a practical restaurant activity that addresses hidden sources of fat. They also ride the exer-cycle as a practical …

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Middle School H.E.R.O.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

Research suggests that the majority of youth involved in bullying are the bystanders. “Middle School H.E.R.O.” uses an intervention strategy that focuses time and …

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Mission Nutrition

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

Mission Nutrition is an interactive and conversational program that explores the challenge of balancing food and physical activity. Activities are designed to help participants …

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Mission POE-ssible

Grade Level: 4, 5

Take a journey to learn and explore the human body. Participants will identify several body systems as well as learn about what can affect …

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Mountain Climbing: Reducing Risk and Setting Boundaries

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Being a young person is tough, and there are many difficult and complex decisions young people have to make – in particular regarding their …

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Muffin Mystery

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will lead a tasty STEM experiment as they use the scientific method to prepare and experiment with making blueberry muffins. They will develop …

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My Body, My Buddy

Grade Level: Preschool

Young children identify eating healthy foods, being physically active and sleeping as ways to take care of their bodies. Organ Annie helps emphasize the …

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Myth Busters

Grade Level: 8

There are so many myths and false information surrounding Sexually Transmitted Infections and Contraception methods. Myth Busters breaks those myths by discussing the facts …

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Parents Matter!

Grade Level: Adults

A CDC evidence-based program that empowers and educates parents/guardians of pre-teens (children ages 9-14) on how to be their own child’s sexual health and …

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Plant Parts Detectives

Grade Level: 1, 2, Kindergarten

Suggested booking October – December / late April – July Students will be introduced to plant anatomy (parts) and what plants need for successful …

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Play Hard, Stay Fit

Grade Level: 2, 3

Is “play” physical activity? You bet! This session will examine the questions of “What is exercise?” and “What does it mean to be healthy …

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Poe’s Cooking with MyPlate Challenge

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adults

Participants work together in the kitchen to compete in a food-preparation challenge. Healthy cooking strategies are introduced, as well as reviewing MyPlate, reading a …

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PoeMANIA!

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adults, Kindergarten

Are you ready to “come on down” to participate in a fun-filled game show? Join our wacky hosts for a nutrition and physical activity …

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Produce and Parts

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Suggested booking October – December / late April – July Students will learn more advanced plant anatomy (parts) and what plants need for successful …

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Puberty Detectives

Grade Level: 4

Start the conversation about puberty and entering adolescence. Students step into the role of a detective as they learn to respect the differences of …

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Puzzled by Puberty

Grade Level: 5

Engage in an honest conversation regarding the physical, emotional and social changes that occur during puberty. Discuss the structure and function of the male …

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Reproduction: Healthy Responsibility

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Reproduction: Healthy Responsibility focuses the benefits of delaying pregnancy.  The health, legal, financial, and social consequences of adolescent pregnancy and parenthood are discussed through …

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Safety Smart

Grade Level: 1, Kindergarten

You are someone special! Through a series of hands-on activities and games, this program illustrates the message of protecting yourself from the everyday dangers …

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Sheriff Tuffy Tooth

Grade Level: 1, Kindergarten, Preschool

Sheriff Tuffy Tooth really speaks to kids about the importance of tooth brushing, eating healthy foods and visiting the dentist. Invite the Sheriff, an …

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Snack Smart for Parent and Child

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adults

Families follow a recipe to create a healthy snack while learning about MyPlate, healthy snacking, and proper kitchen safety. Participants: Ages 8 years and …

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Summertime Safety

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Kindergarten

Safe outdoor fun is the focus of this program. Children learn about protection from the sun, signs of overheating and dehydration, safe warm weather …

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Sunbeatables

Grade Level: 1, Kindergarten, Preschool

In this curriculum, children meet the Ray and the Sunbeatables® superheroes, who travel around the world using their superpowers of sun protection. Children are …

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Super Smiles!

Grade Level: 1, Kindergarten

An exciting visit from Mr. Big Mouth will teach students the importance of proper brushing and flossing. Students play “Move It and Lose It” …

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Teeth are Goofy

Grade Level: 1, 2, Kindergarten

The Disney character Goofy® helps children understand the importance of good oral hygiene. Participants play the “Teeth are Goofy” game, which teaches good oral …

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The Alphabet of Anti-Bullying

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

Session One D Stands for Diverse – Students are introduced to the real meaning of diversity and are encouraged to remember that “I am …

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The Science of Addiction

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

The Science of Addiction presentation will address the neurological ramifications when a psychoactive drug is introduced in the brain. At the end of the …

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Understanding Opioids

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will learn the types and effects of opioids (prescription pain medicine and heroin) on the brain and body, how opioids affect brain chemistry, …

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Vaping 101

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Vaping 101 addresses the growing concern of e-cigarettes and youth. Participants will learn about the addictive nature of nicotine and how addiction impacts the …

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Wellness Works

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Wellness Works builds on participants’ knowledge of basic nutrition and physical activity. This program uses USDA guidelines to demonstrate how to plan healthy meal …

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Wholesome Routines

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5

Wholesome Routines is a comprehensive nutrition and physical activity education program. This program consists of 6 lessons with an overall goal of promoting healthy …

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