We are improving our website to help you find what you're looking for. During this transition some URLs may change. Learn more...

Fact Sheets and Handouts about Sun Safety

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. If you would like to order hard copies, please use our order form below. 

Some fact sheets are also available en español.

Activities for kids

Image of SunWise publications

Grades K–3

Coloring sheets with SunWise animals (PDF) (5pp, 1.7 MB)

Mission SunWise storybook (PDF) (16pp, 2.2MB)

Mission SunWise activity book (PDF) (16pp, 2.2MB)

En español: Misión SunWise libro de cuentos (PDF)  (16pp, 2.2MB)

En español: Misión SunWise libro de actividades (PDF) (16pp, 2.4MB)

Grades 4–8

Comic Book on the Trail of the Missing Ozone (PDF) (8pp, 1.3MB)

Wiseheart Saves the Dawn

All Grades

Search for SunWise animals at your zoo (PDF) (1 pg, 3.43 KB)

SunWise animal quiz (PDF) (9 pp, 311 KB), (PowerPoint) (9 slides)

Fact sheets about UV radiation and sun safety tips

Action Steps for Sun Protection (PDF)  (2pp, 145K)

Skin Cancer Facts For Your State

Health Effects of Overexposure to the Sun (PDF)  (2pp, 80K)

Summertime Safety (PDF)  (2pp, 325K)

The Sun, UV, and You: A Guide to SunWise Behavior (PDF) (16pp, 824K)

Sunscreen: The Burning Facts (PDF)  (6pp, 343K)

Prevent Eye Damage (PDF) (2pp, 1MB)

UV Radiation (PDF) (2pp, 119K)

What is the UV Index? (Includes information on the UV Alert) (PDF) (2pp, 1.5MB)

Ozone Good Up High Bad Nearby Report Cover



Fact sheets about ozone depletion

Ozone: Good Up High, Bad Nearby (PDF) (4pps, 1.3MB)

Ozone Layer Depletion (PDF)  (2pp, 810K)

Posters for the classroom

Feel like sizzling? Poster and activities (PDF) (5pp, 11" x 17", 409K)

En español: ¿Sientes que te estas cocinando? Cartel y actividades (PDF) (5pp, 11" x 17", 469K)

It's Never Too Late to be SunWise (PDF) (1pg, 408K)

UV Safety: The Global Solar UV Index (PDF)  (1pg, 109K)

Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap poster (PDF) (2 pp, 28 x 14 inches, 3.4 MB)

Brochures about the SunWise program

Sun Safety for Kids: The SunWise School Program Cover

SunWise Program Evaluation (PDF) (4pp, 383K)

Sun Safety for Kids (PDF) (8pp, 2.1MB)

The SunWise Program Guide (PDF) (19 pp, 454K)

Other resources

Shade Planning for America's Schools (PDF) (70pp, 1.0MB)

SunWise Tool Kit for Meteorologists (PDF) (53pp, 408K)

Order Publications

You can order free printed copies of some SunWise publications. The order form below sends your request to the National Service Center for Environmental Publications. Visit their website for more information about ordering publications. Your order should arrive in about 10 business days.
Please note: We are out of stock of all but two of our English publications. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Enter the quantity of each SunWise printed publication you want to order. Please observe the quantity limit for each publication. If you need more copies, please contact us at SunWise (sunwise@epa.gov).

International visitors, we are not able to ship printed publications outside the U.S. due to the higher cost of postage. You may download and print the documents listed above.

Available Publications
Please select the items and quantity you would like to order.
Limit 2
Limit 25
Limit 25
Limit 25
Limit 1
Limit 1
Limit 1
Limit 5
Limit 1
Limit 25
Limit 2
Limit 5
Limit 5