The Division for Air Quality has a strong commitment to environmental education. The goal of environmental education is to give individuals the tools and information needed to think critically and independently about the world around them. Environmental education focuses on the interactions between society and the environment. Air quality is a fitting arena for such a focus, because so much of what people do in their daily lives impacts air quality. The division’s environmental education program emphasizes experiential learning, with the philosophy that the best way for students to learn is to become actively engaged in whatever it is that they seek to learn.
Contact Environmental Education Specialist Roberta Burnes at 502-782-6571 to schedule a speaker or to find out more about the following resources:
School Outreach Program
Speakers are available to visit your classroom and present educational programs about a variety of air quality topics including air pollution sources and solutions, energy, air monitoring, idle reduction, and fuel economy. Lessons are most suitable for upper elementary through high school and can be tailored to your student's needs.
Air Quality Teacher Workshops
The Division for Air Quality offers training and resources for bringing the science of air quality to life in your classroom. Please contact Roberta Burnes by e-mail or phone listed below to schedule a workshop for your school or for more information.
Educational Traveling Display
The Division for Air Quality’s traveling display is available upon request for conferences, workshops, festivals and other special events. A staff person accompanies the display, providing hand-out materials and additional information during the event.