STEER | South Texas Environmental Education and Research


NOTE: We are currently under an official Travel Alert and the State Department recommends that we not travel to Mexico due to recent violence. Please be aware that while we have never encountered any difficulties while in Mexico, we are very sensitive to the political climate and always make the security and safety of our students a priority. We take every precaution where students are involved and have alternative activities as long as the Alert remains in effect. Alternative segments in Texas will be scheduled.

Sample of Activities


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY


HARLINGEN
Travel day.
Check into housing before 5:00 pm.
HARLINGEN
General orientation; review of calendar, paperwork and housing.
Uniting Public Health and Medicine, Regional Dean, RAHC.
Cultural Sensitivity, Assistant Academic Dean.
HARLINGEN, SAN BENITO
Colonia Presentation, Office of the Secretary of State.
Film: "The Forgotten Americans"
Colonia visit: Green Valley Farms.
Uniting Public Health and Medicine—Regional Dean, RAHC.
McALLEN, HARLINGEN
Curanderismo Presentation.
Visit with Curandero
Milagros Center of Excellence in Migrant Health, presentation by Director
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Overview
HARLINGEN, SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
Mexico’s Healthcare System.
Sea Turtle Rescue Center.
Coastal Studies Laboratory.
Reflection


HARLINGEN, BROWNSVILLE
Environmental Lecture and Water Sampling, Director, Brownsville Department of Public Health.
Meeting with Regional Dean, UT Brownsville School of Public Health , Presentation and Book Signing.
BROWNSVILLE, UT SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
CATCH Program Presentation and participation in CATCH activities.
Diabetes Research Overview.
BROWNSVILLE, UT SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Lecture by research faculty: Tuberculosis Program and ongoing research.
Community Outreach Programs.
Clinical Research Unit.
HARLINGEN, BROWNSVILLE
Presentation and Demonstration Lead and Hazardous Household Products .
Proyecto Juan Diego Community Center, Presentation and Tour of Colonia.
Lecture: Taking an Environmental Exposure History.
HARLINGEN
Patient Interviews at Valley Baptist Dialysis Unit
Texas Department of State Health Services, Region 11, lectures:
Retail Foods, Inspections and Regulations.
Environmental Health Program.
Reflection


HARLINGEN, DONNA
Presentation by EPA Superfund Site Director.
Visit Superfund Site, Donna Reservoir.
Women’s Health Care and Disparities on the Border.
BROWNSVILLE
Brownsville Community Health Center Mano a Mano Program, presentation and accompany promotoras on home visits.
UT Brownsville Health/Kinesiology Lab/BodPod.
BAYVIEW, HARLINGEN
Visit to U.S. Homeland Security facility, Bayview Detention Center .
Presentation by Medical Director, U.S. Public Health Corps
HARLINGEN, BROWNSVILLE
Texas Department of State Health Services, Region 11: Zoonosis lecture.
Visit Gladys Porter Zoo. Presentation by Zoo Veterinarian.
HARLINGEN, ALAMO
Autism Presentations and Interaction with Parents of Children with Autism
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Santa Ana Refuge and Border Wall.


DONNA, HARLINGEN
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Donna Landfill.
Reflection.
Library Time
HARLINGEN
Meeting with RAHC Dean, Case Study Presentation.
Border Pediatrics by Physician and Professor of Pediatrics, UTHSCSA.
HARLINGEN
Growth and Exportation of Organic Vegetables.
Group discussion and preparation of final PowerPoint presentation and Reflection Papers.
HARLINGEN
Presentation of final reports to faculty, staff, and invited guests.
Presentations will be available to other campuses via teleconference.
HARLINGEN
Exit Interviews and Submission of Reflection Papers.
Students depart—travel day.