- Volunteer Duration:
- Start Date:
- Wed, 02/22/23
- End Date:
- Thu, 06/08/23
- Local LAUSD, CCUSD and SMMUSD elementary schools.
- Time Details:
- Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday, 8 to Noon
- Opportunity Description:
Vision IN-School orientation is Wednesday, February 8th, and Thursday, February 9th, from 10 AM to Noon. RSVP to Shirley Egbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vision IN-School is a unique science enrichment program for 4th - 6th-grade students. The program curriculum initially developed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) continues to receive positive reviews from students, teachers, and volunteers year after year.
The Center for Community Outreach and Policy, a volunteer arm of UCLA Stein Eye Institute, provides volunteer guest speakers to involve students in a lively 60 to 90-minute session covering:
+ Anatomy of the eye
+ Mechanics of vision
+ Problems that interfere with vision
+ Eye health and safety, including injury prevention
The program provides interactive learning for the young audience, with a bovine cow eye dissection demonstration. We believe this program empowers children by giving them knowledge about how their
eyes work and providing tangible ways to protect their sight. Eye injury is the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States.
We take active measures to ensure all volunteers are expertly trained and to have a positive impact on the students. Volunteers may present the presentation or as a bovine cow-eye dissector. Volunteers are required to meet at the designated elementary school. Carpooling is available from the Stein Eye Institute upon request.
- Contact Person:
- Shirley Egbert
- Contact Email:
- Contact Phone Number:
- (310) 206-7128
- UCLA Stein Eye Institute - Center For Community Outreach and Policy
- Contact Address:
- 100 Stein Plaza Los Angeles California