Teachers: Our annual Poison Prevention Poster Contest is going on now!
We are looking for a drawing to become our statewide poison prevention poster! All 6 – 12-year-olds are eligible to enter. To make this easier, we have provided a Teacher’s Guide with lesson plans to help children understand and prevent accidental poison exposure. Additionally, we have links to some fun activities that can help. See our Poison Prevention Week page for rules and entry forms.
These files require Adobe Reader, but a free download is available.
Fun Activities in Other Languages:
The Mr. Yuk symbol was developed in 1971 by the Pittsburgh Poison Center of Children’s Hospital. It is copyrighted exclusively for teaching poison prevention through affiliated hospitals and poison centers.
Do Your Own Presentation, Request a Yuk Box
The Yuk Box is filled with educational materials available to instructors / organizations to check-out for use in presentations or at events to teach poison prevention messages to both adults and children.
Every year the nation recognizes the 3rd week in March as, “National Poison Prevention Week.” This year was no different and the Washington Poison Center urges all Washington citizens to use the week as a reminder to be cautious with poisons.