Darien Patch: Darien Installs Sun Safety Education Monitor At Weed Beach

Originally published on Darien Patch.

DARIEN, CT – The Town of Darien received two SOLaware™ Displays, sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department and Darien Health Department. One sun safety unit was placed at Weed Beach, and the second unit is located at Pear Tree to inform and educate the beachgoers about real-time UV exposure.

Darien is the first town to receive the innovative products as part of the SOLaware™ Technologies’ Summer Pilot Program in Connecticut. The proactivity of David Knauf, Director of Health Department, resulted in Darien becoming the earliest partner town of the Pilot. According to Mr. Knauf: “Sun safety is one of my priority educational areas as Health Director, and the SOLaware solution is a great way to raise awareness within our community. I highly recommend my colleagues to follow our example by providing proactive, preventative education”.

The SOLaware™ Display is a modular sun safety education system, that informs about UV levels at the point of sun exposure in real-time, and educates about recommended preventative steps to raise awareness about the danger of unprotected sun exposure.

The SOLaware™ Technologies team, an entrepreneurial group of local business and engineering students and graduates, delivered the SOLaware™ Displays to Pamela Gery, Director of Parks and Recreation Department. She said: “We are proud to be the first host of these products, continuing our efforts to provide the best for our community”.

In addition to Darien, in the coming week the towns of Milford, North Haven, Wallingford and Middletown will receive their SOLaware™ Displays. The Summer Pilot Program is still open for business and municipalities to lease the innovative sun safety for the summer season.