Kidneys in the Classroom

AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM, YOUR STUDENTS WILL KNOW THE FOLLOWING:
► The basics about kidneys (how many, where they are located, etc.)
► How the kidneys function
► The leading causes of kidney disease
► What happens when the kidneys fail
► The importance of dialysis and transplantation in the treatment of kidney failure
► The importance of asking questions and making informed decisions about organ donation
► The importance of proper health and nutrition in the prevention of kidney disease


ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
► It is absolutely FREE
► A NKFL staff person, medical professional, kidney transplant recipient, dialysis patient, or volunteer will present the program
► The program format is designed for a 40 to 55 minute class period

► It contains a STEM component 
► The target audience is students in grades third through eight grades
► It’s a creative, interactive and fun presentation that encourages students to participate and learn more about their kidneys, proper health and nutrition

To schedule a presentation, please contact Marissa Hogan at (504) 861-4500 or Marissa@kidneyla.org.