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Ozone and particle pollution are often found at unhealthy levels in many parts of the U.S. Because of the link between weather and air pollution, weathercasters play an important role in raising air quality awareness. By providing Air Quality Index (AQI) current conditions and forecasts during your weathercast, you can help millions of people protect their health.
- Register in AirNow Tech to customize AirNow data for your own systems. A password-protected user account allows access to multiple GIS functions, forecast and observed AQI maps for ozone and particles (2.5), data queries, and more.
- AirNow API allows you to download air quality data in real time, including web services, data feeds, and other file products. AirNow Tech users can use their existing login information.
AQI Educational Toolkit for Weathercasters
The Air Quality Index Educational Toolkit was designed for weathercasters who make educational presentations to schools and civic groups. It includes:
Presentations for grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and civic groups (long and short versions)
Bullet points with key air quality messages
Short, age-appropriate handouts
Additional resources, including fact sheets, optional activities, and materials to leave with teachers
To request hard copies of the toolkit contact us.
AQI Toolkit for Weathercasters (PDF, 254 pp., 8.74MB)
AQI Toolkit-1: Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. (PDF, 84 pp., 3.2MB)
AQI Toolkit-2: Civic Groups and Additional Resources (PDF, 35 pp., 3.7MB)
AQI Toolkit 3: Teacher Resources (PDF, 47 pp., 357KB)
Grades 3-5 (PPT, 2.1MB)
Grades 6-8 (PPT, 4.9MB)
Civic Groups (short version) (PPT, 3.5MB)
Civic Groups (long version) (PPT, 6.6MB)