The Clean Air Coalition is building a grassroots base of residents concerned diesel exhaust from the Peace Bridge Plaza and forcing the powers that be to make change on the lower west side.
Next week, we will educate youth and parents from the neighborhood about their exposure to toxic diesel exhaust. In partnership with Public School 3, we are hosting a Field Day June 13 at Front Park where students will do their own air testing, eat healthy foods and compete in fun activities!
Students from School 3 will have a field day where they will participate in traditional day activities like potato sack races, and learn methods used by the Coalition to test the air quality in their neighborhood. Selected students will also get a chance to wear a badge to monitor their personal exposure to contaminants throughout the day.
Throughout the day, students learn from local scientists about air pollution and measure their exposure to diesel exhaust. We will engage over 500 students and take dozens of air samples. In order to make change, we need good data! The results of the testing will be used by the Coalition members to advocate for change in their neighborhood.
We need enthusiastic volunteers to make the day a success! Volunteers will be needed for two (2) shifts: Shift A is from 8 a.m. to noon. Shift A is responsible for set-up and an activity station. Shift B is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shift B is responsible for clean-up and an activity station.
Students will get to participate in traditional field day activities like dodgeball, as well as field science tutorials, like bucket testing, and selected students will get to wear a badge that will take an air sample throughout the day.
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