Wildcat Night at Verde Park 🐾 🌳

Program Overview


The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix has partnered with the City of Phoenix to provide a positive and enriching environment for underserved children to stay active and healthy by creating Wildcat Night at Verde Park. Every month, UACOM-P medical students will engage with local children on healthy and educational topics, in order to foster rapport and positive attitudes between our medical students and the community. Our goal is to motivate and inspire the youth to pursue healthy lifestyles and higher education. Additionally, we hope to promote medical students' understanding of the daily challenges and struggles facing children of various underserved backgrounds. This is an opportunity to advance medical students' cultural awareness and communication skills through interaction with and teaching underserved youth.

Spring 2017 Schedule
1/23: FitPHX Olympics with Olympian DeeDee Trotter, 4:30PM - 7:30PM 
    - Participate in Fitness Boot Camp for adults and children lead by DeeDee Trotter
    - Peruse health fair sponsored by local vendors
2/16: Germs and Hygiene, partnering with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy - Phoenix, 6PM - 7:30PM
    - Learn what germs are
    - Color pages of different types of bacteria
    - Make your own hand sanitizers, taught by the PediaCATS of UACOP-P
    - Learn the importance of hand hygiene to prevent the spread of disease 👋
3/2: Eyeball Anatomy Lesson, 6PM - 7:30PM
    - Dissect real cow eyeballs! 🐮
    - Learn different parts of the eye
    - Pin the eye on the Mike Wazowski! 👁
    - Discover why people have different color eyes
4/6: Healthy Foods, 6PM - 7:30PM
    - Learn the differences between fruits and vegetables, proteins and carbohydrates
    - Learn recipes for affordable, healthy cooking
    - Figure out how to track the foods you eat
5/4: Exercise Night, 6PM - 7:30PM
    - Learn how frequently you should exercise
    - Discover how to measure your own heart rate 
    - Explore different types of exercise

Fall 2017 Schedule

Affiliated Websites

CHIP Leader:
Cayman Martin, MS2
caymanmartin@email.arizona.edu
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