Outreach Programs

Outreach Programs

Community Programs make it easier for schools in Kansas to benefit from the interactive health programs that the Kansas Learning Center for Health provides. The content is tailored to each grade level and differs in the areas of anatomy, nutrition, and drug prevention. Several programs provide students with activities that reinforce the subject matter to share with their families. The outreach program provides much needed curriculum-enhancing information that is both educational and entertaining.

All programs are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards which are listed below each program.

The following Programs are 40 minutes in length:

Introduction to Body Systems


With the help of the “Organ Wise Guys,” students will take an “inside look” at their amazing body. The hands-on activity stresses the importance of healthy eating and exercise.

4-LS1-1, MS-LS1-3

Dental Health


During this fun-filled program students examine the parts of a tooth and learn proper dental hygiene. Healthy nutrition related to dental health will also be discussed. The hands-on activity stresses the importance of brushing daily.


Skeletal System


Students will meet the skeleton “Charlie Bones” who will help them learn the importance of keeping bones and muscles healthy. Students learn the importance of exercise and how to choose calcium-rich foods. Students build a skeleton during the hands-on activity.

4-LS1-1, MS-LS1-3

Respiratory System


Students will discover the consequences of smoking tobacco while exploring the respiratory system and observing preserved pigs lungs. To enhance their understanding, students will make a bottle respiratory system.

3-LS3-2, 4-LS1-1, MS-LS1-3



Students will learn how to apply the MyPlate and the Nutrition Facts label to their everyday eating habits. They also learn the importance of balancing their food intake with their physical activity for a “Winning Combination.” During the hands-on activity, students organize and build a healthy meal while taking a look at their own eating habits.


Drug Prevention


This program stresses the importance of making good choices early in life regarding the gateway drugs: tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and inhalants. Activities illustrate how drugs affect all aspects of life.

3-LS3-2, 4-LS1-1, MS-LS1-8

Puberty Education and Human Reproduction programs are 2 hours in length:

Puberty Education

(5th - 6th)

Students learn to recognize the body changes of puberty preparing them for the physical, mental and social challenges of adolescence. Although the class is divided male/female, all students learn the male and female reproductive systems as well as proper hygiene.

Puberty Outline

Human Reproduction

(6th - 7th)

Students discuss their “Road of Life” goals while exploring the different levels of maturation, human reproduction and the birth process. This program encourages students to make abstinence-based decisions and is divided male/female.

3-LS3-2, 4-LS1-1, MS-LS1-1, MS-LS3-2, HS, LS1-4, HS-LS4-1

Human Reproduction Outline

Puberty and Human Reproduction Parent Programs


This preview program allows parents and educators the opportunity to view and ask questions about the puberty and human reproduction classes, prior to their child attending the program.

Fee $125

The following Programs are 50 minutes in length:

Drug Prevention

(6th - 9th)

This session is a straightforward discussion on the consequences of drug use and the effects that lead to tolerance and addiction. This powerful program includes high-impact video clips and interactive activities.

3-LS3-2, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, MS-LS1-8

Teen Sexual Health Outline

Big Decisions - Teen Sexual Health

(8th and up)

This program provides a candid conversation about the physical, mental and social consequences of sexual behaviors. Students learn about the risks of unplanned pregnancy and STIs while encouraging abstinence-based decisions and healthy relationships.

HS-LS1-4, HS-LS4-1

Program Outline

Healthy Relationships

This program is a straightforward discussion on the development of healthy relationship skills. It includes information about cultural and social norms that can play a part in the perpetuation of violence.

Outreach Program Costs

Standard Outreach Program

• $5.00 per student, Maximum $1,600

• Minimum charge $600 (240 Students)

• Kindergarten – 5th grade up to SIX 40 minute programs per day

• 7th – Adult up to FOUR 50 minute programs per day

• Round trip mileage charge to and from Halstead, standard mileage rate

• Overnight charge of $200 if two hours or more from Halstead

You, Your Body and Puberty – 2 hours

Human Growth and Development – 2 hours

• $12.00 per student, Maximum $1,600

• Minimum Charge $600

• Round-trip mileage charge to and from Halstead, standard mileage rate

• Overnight charge of $200 if two hours or more from Halstead