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Alabama Cooperative Extension System

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Encourages Home Radon Testing

During National Radon Action Month, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Cheaha Regional Head Start led educational workshops for parents, volunteers and staff. The workshops emphasized the importance of radon testing and encouraged attendees to take action and test their homes for radon.

4-H Students Use Activity Book to Promote Radon Awareness

To educate students and spread the message about radon Katernia Cole, a coordinator with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) worked with Alabama 4-H, the youth development component to ACES, to distribute radon activity books to students at Red Bay High School and in surrounding counties. Each activity book contained useful information on how to test homes for radon.

“I was a former Nutrition Program educator and after a lesson I would always leave educational material with the students and teacher to reinforce the educational lesson. If you have ever heard the slogan ‘each one teach one,’ that is basically what I wanted the students to do,” said Ms. Cole.

The 4-H assistant who was already conducting 4-H in each school distributed the radon activity books to students and teachers. As a result, parents and legal guardians would visit and call ACES to request more information on radon.