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Energy and Environment Cabinet

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Division for Air Quality

The Division for Air Quality is one of six divisions in the Department for Environmental Protection that is part of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. We are here to serve you, whether you are a permit holder, a technical or legal consultant, a member of an environmental organization or a citizen interested in what we do.

Our division emphasizes good stewardship of our environment. Air pollution should be prevented or reduced whenever possible. In addition to our air monitoring and permitting programs, we work with counties and local communities to find strategies to reduce air pollution. The division also offers free air quality education and outreach to all ages and audiences. Please contact the many dedicated employees of our division if we can be of service to you. 

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Why Care About Air?
Air Quality for Educators Workshop

Friday, June 12, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT
Held at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Jamestown, Ky.

How do you teach about something you can’t see, taste or feel? Join us for a fun day of hands-on environmental education geared at making the abstract world of air quality more tangible, helping students make the connection between personal actions and the air we breathe. Whether you are a classroom teacher, 4-H or scout leader, or homeschool parent, this workshop will provide you with activities and resources that will make air quality come alive for your students. Materials (copies provided) are geared towards fourth- through eighth-grade students, but those who work with other age levels are also welcome. The workshop fee ($10 payable to: Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Inc.) covers all materials and lunch.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact roberta.burnes@ky.gov