May 12, 2016
For additional information:
Clark College Hosts First “Healthy Penguin Walkabout”
Free community event offers the public the opportunity to receive free health
assessments and learn about the impacts of sugar on health
WHO: Clark College students in Business, Business Medical, Dental Hygiene, Fitness Trainer,
Health and Physical Education,
Medical Assisting, Nursing, Pharmacy Tech, and Phlebotomy programs
WHAT: Healthy Penguin Walkabout, a free community event that promotes health and education
Where: Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
Registration will take place in Gaiser Hall; event stations will be
located around campus.
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Why: Community members and anyone interested in good health are invited to participate
in this free event to stroll Clark’s
beautiful campus and receive free health assessments while learning about the effects of sugar on one’s health.
Visuals: See Clark College business and health science students demonstrate their skills and
learnings while providing health
assessments to community members. Students and faculty will be available for interviews.
About Healthy Penguin Walkabout
This event is a part of the college’s focus on inter-professional learning for Clark Business and Health Sciences students. Free health assessments include:
- Blood glucose levels
- Risk for dental cavities
- Body mass index (BMI) and body fat percent
- Diabetes risk level
- Blood pressure and pulse
Participants will be able to walk the college's Penguin Pathway while enjoying fun learning activities for the entire family, such as superhero yoga, kick the cavity, comfort animals, music relaxation, and more. Each station on the walkabout will have a children’s activity, health assessment, and learning opportunity led by Clark students. Participants will also have the opportunity to collect prizes at each station; upon completing the walk, they can enter into a raffle for additional prizes, including an annual membership to the Clark College fitness center.
Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901 (VP), or visit Penguin Union Building room 013.