Sun Safety Fact Sheets and Handouts

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.EPA has published a number of documents to help you be SunWise, all of which are available for download here.

Many of the documents are also available for order from the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) at no charge.

Some fact sheets are also available en español.


Activities for kids

publications Grades K–3 Coloring sheets with SunWise animals (PDF) 
Mission SunWise storybook (PDF)
Mission SunWise activity book (PDF)
En españolMisión SunWise libro de cuentos (PDF) 
En españolMisión SunWise libro de actividades (PDF) 
Grades 4-8 Comic Book on the Trail of the Missing Ozone (PDF)
Wiseheart Saves the Dawn
All Grades Search for SunWise animals at your zoo (PDF)

Fact sheets about UV radiation and sun safety tips

A Guide to SunWise Behavior Action Steps for Sun Protection (PDF) Skin Cancer Facts For Your State
Health Effects of Overexposure to the Sun (PDF) Summertime Safety (PDF)
Prevent Eye Damage (PDF) UV Radiation (PDF) 
What is the UV Index? (Includes information on the UV Alert) (PDF)  

Fact sheets about ozone depletion

Ozone Report Ozone: Good Up High, Bad Nearby (PDF) Ozone Layer Depletion (PDF) 

Posters and brochures for the classroom

SunWise playground Feel like sizzling? Poster and activities (PDF) En españolSientes que te estas cocinando? Cartel y actividades (PDF)
It's Never Too Late to be SunWise (PDF) UV Safety: The Global Solar UV Index (PDF)
Don't Fry Day Poster (PDF)  Sun Safety for Kids (PDF) 

Other resources

Shade Planning for America's Schools (PDF) SunWise Tool Kit for Meteorologists (PDF)