EdVenture Health Team

Health is a critical community issue. It’s so important we created a health education initiative focused on reducing childhood obesity and related health conditions.

The EdVenture Health Team introduces a new activity each month to promote healthy eating and physical fitness to families. In partnership with our successful Yes Every Child accessibility initiative, these vital activities reach a wide, diverse audience to promote better health and wellbeing among South Carolinians.

The EdVenture Health Team is the third in a series of community-minded educational initiatives that began with safety education(2003), followed by science education(2005).

February is Take Heart and Smile Month

 

Activities for Take Heart and Smile month:

Toddler Tuesdays (each Tuesday in February 10:30-11am)

  • Oral health crafts/activities

Saturday, February 11, 2017- Dental Health Fair

  • Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures Van – 11am-3pm (FREE DENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND YOUNGER)
  • Healthy Snack activity in Cooking Lab - 10am-noon
  • Tooth Fairy – appearances - 11am-2pm (storybook reading at 1pm)
  • Pig heart dissection (Bio Lab) – 10am-11:30am
  • Acid Attack! (Bio Lab) – 12:30pm and 2pm
  • Mo and Flo robots (appearances) - 11am-2pm
  • Styrofoam cavities – 10am-3pm
  • Oral and heart health activity stations – 10am-4pm
    • Make stethoscopes/real stethoscopes
    • Styrofoam cavities (10am-12:45pm, every 45 minutes)
    • Egg carton flossing

Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Elephant Toothpaste! (Bio Lab) - 11am & 1pm
  • Tooth Fairy – reading at 3pm & 4pm
  • Oral and heart health activity stations – 10am-4pm
    • Styrofoam cavities (10am-12:45pm, every 45 minutes)
    • Egg carton flossing
    • Oral Health Reading and Writing Station
    • Oral Health Math Station

Friday, February 24, 2017, 5-8pm ~ Family FUN Night presented by The Little Gym

  • Sample class offered, obstacle course & parachute fun
  • Teddy Bear Clinic
  • Mo and Flo robots 
  • Oral and heart health activity stations – 10am-2pm
    • Styrofoam cavities (10am-12:45pm, every 45 minutes)
    • Egg carton flossing
    • Oral Health Reading and Writing station
    • Oral Health Math Station
    • Physical Activity boards

Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • Zumba! - 11:30am & 1pm *presented by the Sisters of Charity
  • Pig heart dissection (Bio Lab) – 10am-11:30am
  • Tooth fairy- appearances - 11am-1pm (storybook reading at 11am)
  • Zumba – 11:30am-2pm
  • Acid Attack! in Bio Lab – 12:30pm and 2pm

 

Take Heart and Smile activities are presented by:

 


Questions?


Dr. Kathie Williams, RN, DrPh, Director of Family and Community Health
kwilliams@edventure.org
803-400-1133

 

Hours Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission
Members Free
Children and Adults $11.50
Seniors (age 62+) $10.50
Military (with ID) $10.50
Educator (with ID) $10.50
Groups (15+ w/RSVP) $8.50
Children under two Free