Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Human and Health Services
Safe Ag Safe Schools, a coalition of 50-plus organizations works with the community to reduce pesticide exposure in Monterey County. Although pesticides are used to kill and repel pests, pesticides put human health at risk. Despite the efforts addressing pesticides issues, Spanish speaking individuals are unaware of what those issues are. Merecemos Saber/ We Deserve to Know is an educational intervention aimed to increase Spanish speaking individuals’ knowledge and awareness about pesticide issues. This project included an educational intervention, mapping of expected pesticide applications near Greenfield schools, and a presentation conducted at the Community Forum on Pesticides in Greenfield City Council Chambers. Thirty-five participants observed three maps about 2018-2019 expected pesticide applications near the schools. Qualitative interviews indicated that participants found the maps useful to understand pesticide applications near the schools. Overall, more maps are needed to illustrate pesticide applications near Monterey County schools.
Arreola, Erika, "Merecemos Saber/ We Deserve to Know" (2019). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 549.