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Health care providers, school personnel, educators and other interested
community members volunteer to make Tar Wars presentations to
fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms.
The Tar Wars program kicks off each fall and ends in April.
Those interested in presenting should work with their local school teacher or
principal to set up a presentation(s). The MN Tar Wars
Coordinator will no longer be
arranging presentations for schools and presenters. View Tar Wars Curriculum
Steps to a Presentation
- Go to www.tarwars.org and download/print the curriculum. If you
do not have internet access, call 1-800-TAR-WARS to get your free copy.
- Call your local elementary school and schedule a
time to make presentation in a 4th or 5th grade class. Email the MN
Tar Wars coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
and provide your name and mailing address,
as well as the presentation location, presentation date, and the
approximate number of kids you will be addressing.
- Allow 30 to 45 minutes to review your curriculum. Print out
sample tobacco ads
and ask the school to purchase some drinking straws. Also, please remember to provide the teacher(s)
with the appropriate pre- activity handouts prior to your visit.
- Make your Tar Wars presentation. (MN will no longer be
administering the state poster contest. If posters do come in
to the MAFP office, staff will decide which one, if any, best
qualifies for the National Tar Wars Contest, and then will submit
the poster on behalf of the state. No prizes will be awarded
at the state level.)