Members Participate in 2012 Great American Teach-In

Several ASSE members made presentations to the third grade classes at Garner Elementary in Winter Haven, FL, as part of the Great American Teach-In. This event is an opportunity for parents and members of the community to share their professional knowledge, life experiences and hobbies with students to show them a wide range of career options they can explore.

Participants included Heather Earl, professional member of the Central Florida Chapter; Thao Nguyen, member of the North Florida Chapter; Harry Peppas, professional member of the Cape Canaveral Chapter; and Christopher White, member of the Central Florida Chapter. Presentations by these individuals and other members of the safety team at Walt Disney World covered topics such as food safety, park safety, workplace safety as well as opportunities in the safety field.

Students were treated to a video on safety featuring the Disney characters Timon and Pumbaa, and were given hands-on experience dressing up in safety gear and learning about safety procedures that keep workers safe on the job.