How the PurpleAir Community is Connecting Air Quality Experts & Educators
Want to find someone to host a talk on air quality?
Well, whether you're hosting a workshop for kids or webinar for university students, there’s one group seeking educators to help them do that. And we’re excited to share their mission with our own community.
We’re always looking at what is happening in our PurpleAir Community to see what kinds of projects are going on. Together, we’re creating a community of scientists and empowering them with the data they need to tackle air pollution all over the world.
At PurpleAir, we believe in making air quality knowledge accessible to everyone.
And we’re not alone in that mission.
Since being founded in 1907, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has been a nonprofit organization helping connect professionals and students working in the environmental and related industries. And today, we’re highlighting their educational council specifically.
What is the Air & Waste Management Association Education Council?
The Air & Waste Management Association's (A&WMA) Education Council is committed to providing quality professional development resources, training programs, and educational opportunities for everyone from K-12 students to post-secondary professionals.
The Council works with other organizations to create comprehensive resources, promoting the knowledge and skills needed in air and waste management. Through its efforts, the Council is dedicated to educating both current practitioners and those considering entering the field.
By fostering an understanding of air and waste management from all angles—from technical knowhow up through public education—the Education Council is at the heart of creating a stronger future for today’s professionals.
How PurpleAir is Connecting Air Quality Educators
Our PurpleAir Community is designed with one goal in mind: To connect everyone who cares about air quality in one place. Whether you’re a science teacher, policymaker, or community scientist, we believe everyone should have access to the same information.
When the A&WMA was looking for attendees for their Online Air Quality Education Webinar, they posted to our community space. The webinar is an introduction to the A&WMA for science teachers across the US and Canada, teaching grades 6 to 12.
If you’re an educator who lives in areas with chronically poor air quality, they’re especially interested in connecting with you. This webinar will also give them the updated Environmental Education Resource Guides (EERGs) focused on air quality. Teachers who qualify can earn up to $1000 for the paid teaching opportunity. This opportunity is no longer available, but we are excited for more projects like this to bring themselves to light.
We’re also excited to see more teachers and educators bring air quality lessons into their science classrooms. Because air pollution isn’t just a problem for our generation today, but for the next generations as well. At the end of the day, the best way to make cleaner air a priority is by disseminating the knowledge to everyone.
Get Involved with PurpleAir Yourself
At PurpleAir, there are tons of community projects going on around the world. We’re thrilled to see these kinds of collaborative efforts in the PurpleAir Community, and we look forward to seeing plenty more in the future.
Are you working on a community project with PurpleAir’s air quality monitors?
We would love to hear about it. Share a post in the Community Project forum, so we can highlight your work. Together, we can make air quality accessible for everyone.