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Air Quality Education

This site introduces New Jersey educators and students to data sources, content information, curriculum resources and community-based projects that engage students of all ages in learning about air quality in New Jersey. State and federal government agencies or regional agency partnerships oversee the resources featured here, while the "Additional Resources" section provides links to other entities that are also helping to protect air quality.

Why a Goldfinch? Click Here!Background Information
for Educators & Students

  • Air Emission Sources in Google Earth
  • Air Pollutants and Their Health Effects
  • Air Quality Index (AQI)- A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health (pdf)
  • AQI in Google Earth
  • Air Quality Partnership
  • AirData: Access to Air Pollution Data
  • CAMNET - Realtime Air Pollution and Visibility Monitoring
  • Environmental Protection Agency Green Vehicle Guide
  • Green Commuting in New Jersey
  • Heart Disease, Stroke, and Air Pollution (Fact Sheet)
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (in New Jersey)
  • New Jersey Air Quality Conditions and Forecasts (Air Now Resource)
  • New Jersey Air Quality Monitoring - The AQI Scale
  • New Jersey's Air Monitoring Network
  • Overview of Air Toxics
  • Ozone - Good Up High Bad Nearby
  • The Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act
  • Reducing Air Pollution Together (Fact Sheets)
  • Reducing Air Pollution Together (What Else You Should Know)

    Why a Goldfinch? Click Here!Instructional Materials for Grades K-12

  • AIR Now - Teacher's Air Quality Resources
  • Air Quality Education Program Grades 6 - 12 (Delaware Natural Resources)
  • Air Quality Index (AQI) Educational Toolkit for Weathercasters
         Grades: 3-5, 6-8 (U.S.Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Air Quality Students Page
  • In the Air - Tools for Learning About Airborne Toxics Across the Curriculum
         Grades K-12 (Missouri Botanical Garden’s Earthways Center)
  • Kid's Air (Grades K - 5)
  • Student Air Monitoring Project
  • The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up Free Book!
         Grades: K-4 (U.S.Environmental Protection Agency) Quantities limited
  • Why Coco is Orange? Online children's book on Air Quality
    Why a Goldfinch? Click Here!Community-based Projects

  • Air Toxics in New Jersey - What You Can Do
  • Ozone Action Days
  • Stop the Soot and School Bus Idling
  • Ways to Drive Clean
  • What You Can Do to Clean the Air:
         At Home | Buy Smart | Drive Wise | Your Health | Be Informed
  • Your Yard and Clean Air (pdf)

    Why a Goldfinch? Click Here!Games, Activities and Copy Pages
  • Air Quality Index Activity Chart by AirShare News Bureau
  • AQI (Air Quality Index) Color Game - Flash Version | Printable Version
  • AQI (Air Quality Index) Game Show - Flash Version | Printable Version
  • AQI (Air Quality Index) Posters (8½ X 11") (pdf)
  • Energy Hog (Alliance to Save Energy)
  • Smog City (Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District)
  • Spare The Air: Air Quality Index Activity Guide (pdf)

    Why a Goldfinch? Click Here!Additional Resources

  • Air and Waste Management Association - Environmental Education Center
  • AIR Now - Air Quality Workshop for Teachers: A Toolkit for Facilitators
  • AIR Now - Quality of Air Means Quality of Life
  • Air Pollution and Health Risk - English | Espanol
  • American Lung Association of New Jersey
  • Delaware Air Quality Education Program
  • Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air & Radiation
  • Environmental Protection Agency Region II Air Program
  • Evaluating Exposures to Toxic Air Pollutants: A Citizen's Guide - English | Espanol
  • Global Warming (New Jersey)
  • Healthy School Environment Resources - Indoor Air Quality
         (U.S.Environmental Protection Agency)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): Air Quality
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: Air Information
  • New Jersey State Climatologist - Rutgers University
  • Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)
  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
  • Risk Assessment for Toxic Air Pollutants: A Citizen's Guide - English | Espanol
  • Taking Toxics out of the Air (pdf)

    Please note: Links to non-State of New Jersey sites do not imply any official State of New Jersey endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data, or products presented at those locations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. Links to non-State of New Jersey servers are provided solely as a reference to information on topics that may be useful to the general public.

    Additional Information
    Bureau of Air Quality Planning
    Air Logo 401 East State Street
    Trenton, NJ 08625
    Phone: 609-292-6722
    Fax: 609-984-6533

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