Vision IN-School (VIS) is a unique science enrichment program designed for 5th – 6th grade students. The JSEI Affiliates curriculum, originally developed by the National Eye Institute (NEI), continues to receive positive reviews from students, teachers and volunteers year after year.
The JSEI Affiliates provide professional volunteer guest speakers to involve students in a lively 45 to 60 minute session covering:
- Anatomy of the eye
- Mechanics of vision
- Problems that interfere with vision
- Eye health and safety, including injury prevention
The presentation will cover illustrating depth perception, optical illusions, and impaired vision and provides interactive learning for the classroom, as does a dissection demonstration with a bovine cow’s eye. We believe that this program empowers children by giving them knowledge about how their eyes work, and providing them tangible ways to protect their eyes. Eye injury is the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States.
New volunteers will be paired with experienced volunteers who have experience with the program curriculum. One-on-one training provided upon request. Volunteers may choose to be a presenter of the program or dissection demonstrator or both. Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the schools or we may be able to arrange carpooling from UCLA. No experience is required.
During traditional school hours. Tuesday - Thursday morning or afternoon
Tags: education, mentoring, health