Air Quality Educational Resources & Events and Activities
NASA studies air quality around the world from planes, space, and on the ground to inform decision-makers and improve weather forecasting. Join @NASAEarth on social media to learn about new and existing projects focused on the air we breathe.
- Contact Information:
- Jocelyn Argueta
- Earth Science Social Media Producer
- NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Air Quality and Health
- Health and Air Quality Articles: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/articles/feature-articles/health-and-air-quality-articles
- Helping New Yorkers Beat the Heat: https://www.nasa.gov/SpaceforUS/?story=4088
- Southern African Wildfires: https://asdc.larc.nasa.gov/outreach-materials#name-southern-african-wildfires-storymap
- Analyzing Arctic Wildfires with Atmospheric Data: https://asdc.larc.nasa.gov/outreach-materials#name-analyzing-arctic-wildfires-with-atmospheric-data
- Research on smoke plumes: https://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/our-impact/news/nasa-researchers-analyze-properties-and-dispersion-smoke-plumes-august-complex
- Active Fires As Observed by VIIRS, 2020: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4899
Asthma & Your Health
- NASA, CNES Space Laser Measures Massive Saharan Dust Plume: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/langley/nasa-cnes-space-laser-measures-massive-saharan-dust-plume
- Earth Observatory Kids: Creating a Sensor at Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?X9yFzHAVwTQ2q&index=5
EPA Air Education Resources:
- Lesson plans, activities, and resources for educators:
- Lesson plans, teacher guides, and online environmental resources by topic: https://www.epa.gov/students/lesson-plans-teacher-guides-and-online-environmental-resources-educators
- Air Quality Flag Program classroom curriculum (all age/grade levels): https://www.airnow.gov/air-quality-flag-program/schools/
- Dusty the Goldfish and his Asthma Triggers Funbook: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2013-08/documents/dustythegoldfish_en.pdf
- Why is Coco Orange? picture book: https://www.airnow.gov/publications/why-is-coco-orange/why-is-coco-orange-picture-book/
- Why is Coco Orange? reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZzBB34ulb4&feature=youtu.be
- Why is Coco Orange? reading (in Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKs0i3gjULY&feature=youtu.be
- Air Quality Index Toolkit for teachers: https://www.airnow.gov/publications/teachers/aqi-toolkit-for-teachers/
- Presentations given at recent EPA workshops for educators: https://www.airnow.gov/education/teachers/worskhop-for-educators/
- Air Sensors and Monitors Toolkit: https://www.epa.gov/air-sensor-toolbox
- AirNow website for kids:
State and Local Air Education Resources and Events:
Butte County Air Quality Management District
Take a FREE ride on the B-Line in Butte County, California on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 2021 as part of Air Quality Awareness Week. Shared Transportation (like buses) and Active Transportation (like bikes) can help reduce vehicle emissions!
- When: Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 2021
- Where: Throughout Butte County, CA
- Contact Information: Jason Mandly – 530-332-9400 x108
- More Information: www.butteairquality.com or on Twitter at @bcaqmd.
Imperial County Air Pollution Control DistrictIn recognition of Air Quality Awareness Week and Asthma Awareness Month, the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District will be hosting virtual speakers discussing the importance of air quality and links to asthma. The speakers will be included in the May Binational Imperial-Mexicali Air Quality Task Force meeting, convened as part of the EPA U.S.-Mexico Border Program.
- When: Thursday, May 13, 11:00am – 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)
- Where: Virtual Meeting
- Contact Information: Belen Leon, BelenLeon@co.imperial.ca.us
Los Angeles Public Library, California
Program title: Air Quality & Wildfires
What do you know about the air quality in your home or neighborhood?
Celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week 2021 with Los Angeles Public Library.
Join our guest speakers from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Air Quality Team of the LA Mayor's Office of Sustainability to learn about the impact of air quality on our health and well-being. You will also learn about a useful and free tool you can use to monitor air quality in your community and contribute to important scientific research that can help improve the air in LA!
- This family-friendly program is suitable for ages 10 and up.
- Interested? RSVP at http://bit.ly/neiscitues
- When: Tuesday, May 4: 4pm (Pacific time)
- Where: Virtual Meeting
- Link: http://bit.ly/neiscitues
**Neighborhood Science (NeiSci) Tuesdays is a weekly program series to learn about and contribute to science and sustainable practices in and for your Neighborhood. For other upcoming programs in the series, please go to http://lapl.org/neisci-tuesdays.
Tennessee Air Quality Flag Program Spring Newsletter.
- In this newsletter, you will find information:
- Events & activities for Air Quality Awareness Week (May 3-7)
- Announcements and updates
- Various tools and ideas to implement the Flag Program at your site
Air Central Texas AQAW ResourcesJoin Air Central Texas to celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week 2021!
Wisconsin DNR expands Air Quality Awareness week throughout May
Wisconsin DNR is celebrating how far our air has come! 95% of Wisconsin citizens live in areas that meet federal air quality standards. Due to regulatory actions as well as voluntary initiatives, many more Wisconsinites are breathing fresh clean air every day! This year Wisconsin DNR is expanding the AQA week messages and themes into an entire month! The AQA week themes and topics set by EPA and NOAA will be featured in multiple DNR social media efforts for the next 4 weeks! Wisconsin DNR hopes this effort will give citizen’s and staff more time to engage with the content.
- When: May 2021
- Where: Wisconsin DNR’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
- Link: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/AirQuality/CleanAirMonth.html