The Sun
Why should you wear sun screen in the summer?
To protect yourself from getting a sun burn
How can you avoid becoming dehydrated in the summer?
Make sure you drink lots of water, don't over exert yourself
What should you do if you get stung by a bee?
If you know you're allergic and have an EpiPen use it and call 911 or have someone take you to the hospital If not allergic/never been stung before: Remove stinger Look for allergic reactions : Difficulty breathing Hives that appear as a red, itchy rash and spread to areas beyond the sting Swelling of the face, throat or mouth tissue Wheezing or difficulty swallowing Restlessness and anxiety Rapid pulse Dizziness If any present, go to the hospital. Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain relief Wash sting with soap and water and treat the area with one of the following: Ice pack Toothpaste Calamine Lotion Hydrocortisone Cream Honey Antihistamine cream
What kind of shoes are not appropriate to wear in the summer?
Why is it important to wear sunglasses?
Prevent the sun from damaging your eyes
What steps can you take to avoid the sun when outside?
Sunglasses, Sun block, Hat, Umbrella
What are some foods that can aid in hydration?
Cucumber, Salad greens, Strawberry, Watermelon, Yogurt, Papaya and Butternut squash
What does a wasp look like and what should you do if you get stung by one?
Wasps are distinguishable from bees by their pointed lower abdomens and the narrow "waist,". They come in every color imaginable, from the familiar yellow to brown, metallic blue, and bright red. Generally, the brighter colored species are in the Vespidae, or stinging wasp, family.
What is the proper attire for spending time outside in the summer?
Shorts, short sleeve shirts, tank tops, skirts, dresses, sandals, flip flops, sneakers *wear long sleeves and pants between dusk and dawn to prevent mosquito bites
What can cause athletes foot in the summer?
walking barefoot on wet/moist surfaces
How often should you apply sun block when in the sun?
30 mins before sun exposure and every 2 - 3 hours after, after swimming and after excessive sweating
How much water should you drink when spending time in the sun?
At least a cup every hour. Drink whenever you can when exerting yourself in the sun. Drink sports drinks to replenish electrolytes.
What does a tick look like and what should you do if you find one on you?
They look like small spiders that attach themselves to the skin. They do not jump or fly in the wind. 1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible. 2. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don't twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal. 3. After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.
Why is it important to wear light colors in the summer?
Dark colors attract more heat, causing you to feel hotter.
Why is it important to wear a hat in the summer?
protect your head, eyes and face from the sun
What time of day is the sun most dangerous?
10am - 4pm
What kinds of drinks should you avoid when spending time in the sun?
Alcohol, soda, sugary juice drinks
What can you do to avoid mosquito bites?
Wear insect repellant Avoid being outside from dusk till dawn If outside between those hours wear long sleeves, pants and socks.
What is appropriate attire to wear to the beach?
Bathing suit, shorts, t shirts, dresses, tank tops, skirts, flip flops, sandals
After drying off, what should you do after getting out of the water?
Reapply sun block
What are UVA and UVB rays?
UVA = long waves UVB = short waves. They penetrate the atmosphere and play an important role in conditions such as premature skin aging, eye damage (including cataracts), and skin cancers
How do you lose the most hydration in the summer?
Through sweating
Why is it so important to avoid mosquito bites?
They carry West Nile virus, malaria, Murray Valley encephalitis virus, Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus and dengue fever
What accessories should you use in the summer?
Sunglasses & hats

Is it safe to drink the water from the ocean at the beach?

NO! There is far too much salt in the water. Human kidneys can only make urine that is less salty than salt water. Therefore, to get rid of all the excess salt taken in by drinking seawater, you have to urinate more water than you drank. Eventually, you die of dehydration even as you become thirstier