You can make a difference in the health of your community by educating as many children as possible about the harmful effects of tobacco use.
Family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students, school nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other health care providers, dental hygienists, health education professionals, community leaders, and even parents can present Tar Wars. You don't need special training or a specific background to get involved. Your volunteer efforts and enthusiasm are key elements in the success of the program.
Preparing for Your Presentation
Tar Wars Program Guide(www.tarwars.org)
Use any of the 11 classroom activities in the guide, or create your own. Find tips and a quick guide for presenters on pages three and four.
Tar Wars Presenter Brochure(5 page PDF)
Learn about the Tar Wars program, who can present, how long presentations take, and how to fit a presentation into your busy schedule.
Tar Wars in the Doctor's Office(2 page PDF)
Use this fun and informational word search activity to educate students and their families about the harmful effects of tobacco use.
Information for Parents(1 page PDF)
A handout about the Tar Wars presentation for children to take home and share with their parents.
Preparing for Your Classroom Presentation(56 page PPT)
Use these PowerPoint slides as a preparation tool, and/or as a template to help you develop your own presentation.
Tobacco Education Experiments and Activities(7 page PDF)
A series of visual, hands-on science-based activities that can be used to follow-up the Tar Wars presentation and reinforce the dangers of tobacco use.
Dangers of Secondhand Smoke(1 page PDF)
Share information about the dangers of secondhand smoke, including statistics and health consequences.
Spanish Language Resources
Tarjetas Mnemotecnicas Para Presentadores(20 page PDF)
Tobacco education flash cards in Spanish.
Educacion acerca del tabaco - experimentos y actividades(7 page PDF)
Tobacco education experiments and activities in Spanish.
Información para los Padres(2 page PDF)
A handout for kids to take home to their parents in Spanish.
After Your Presentation
Feedback Form for Presenters
Please complete this quick, easy online questionnaire to provide feedback about your experience as a presenter.