BOSTON (February 6, 2019) – Beginning in March, the Museum of Science is pleased to announce a partnership with CVS Health that offers Exhibit Halls and transportation funding to high schools for High School Health Month. Throughout the month, high schools will have the opportunity to visit the Museum without cost, taking part in important programming regarding tobacco use and its effects on their short term and long term health.
During High School Health Month, the Museum of Science will offer special programming for visiting high schools for the duration of their visits. This programming will include live presentations from Current Science & Technology Center educators, discussing the latest research on vaping, tobacco, nicotine, and marijuana use in adolescents and young adults. Additionally, the Hall of Human Life will offer special lung activities at the Biogen Foundation Exploration Hub, where students will be able to measure their own lung capacities to explore different factors that might affect them, such as height and pollutants like tobacco, as well as to see and touch the real hearts and lungs of an animal to see how the respiratory system works.
“We are thrilled to partner with CVS Health to bring this important programming to high school students this March. Through this free field trip opportunity, students will learn information that will inform them to make smart decisions when it comes to tobacco and nicotine use in all its forms,” said Annette Sawyer, Vice President, Education Division. “High School Health Month is an exciting initiative for us, as we look for more opportunities to educate our community members about health factors that can tangibly affect their lives.”
In partnering with the Museum of Science, CVS Health has donated $50,000 toward this special programming and subsidized field trips throughout the month of March. Through the programming during High School Health Month, 5,000 high school students will learn to have a better understanding of the effects of tobacco and nicotine use on their bodies.
“As a health innovation company, we are committed to building healthier communities and are proud to support organizations that provide youth smoking prevention resources because we know these efforts are critical to delivering better community health,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, CVS Health. “We are pleased to support the work that the Museum of Science is doing with local high schools in the community and we look forward to working with them to get one step closer to a tobacco- free generation.”
For more information, visit https://www.mos.org/highschoolhealthmonth.
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