Mittenthal considers course that looks at some of Wisconsin’s invisible environmental hazards

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Robin Mittenthal, the administrative program manager for the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health, leads a one-week field experience every summer called “lead, algae and trash, oh my!” This course explores environmental health and allows students to learn more about some of Wisconsin’s invisible environmental hazards.

“Many of the students are from Milwaukee or surrounding counties and they say afterward to me, ‘I grew up here, but I had no idea that this program is here, that this problem is here, or that this effort to address it is here.” And this changes their perception of the place that they are from,” Mittenthal says.

Throughout the week, students study lead contamination, specifically in the Milwaukee area ,as well as visit with a number of different environmentally focused organizations around the state. Mittenthal talks more about the course in this video.

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