Midlands NHS Trust collaborates with South Coast Science on new Air Quality Monitoring Project
Air Quality Monitors in Brighton catch fire data (no pun intended)
South Coast Science has partnered with Earth Cubs , to support its mission to inspire 1 billion children with environmental education by 2030.
Earth Cubs free resources are used by over 4500 schools worldwide and they aim to “make planet-saving achievable and exciting for children”. The Earth Cubs app has had more than 250K downloads and it supports teachers with interactive teaching resources on the topic of the environment, with all lessons aligned to the UN’s Global Goals.
We already know that our children are the future of the planet and they’re inheriting many environmental challenges, therefore South Coast Science is delighted to be invited to contribute as the air quality monitoring experts.
You can’t see air pollution, but it can be measured
Education is important for raising awareness about air quality. It’s well known that air pollution is a problem, but because most air pollution is invisible it’s more difficult to:
- Motivate people to prioritise action to reduce pollution levels
- Benchmark and demonstrate the impact of our air quality planning
Earth Cubs lessons aim to help teachers, inspire children, making difficult topics easy to digest and giving them positive and tangible ideas to keep the planet healthy. This gets kids thinking about what they can do and helps build a positive mindset of “you can’t see air quality, but you can measure it.”
Above: Part of a lesson about air pollution created by Earth Cubs.
Why create resources for schools about air quality monitoring?
The more conversation there is about air quality monitoring, how we do it and why it’s important the better and it’s never too early to start. South Coast Science is pleased to help inspire children towards creating more pressure for adults to make changes or even finding their own solutions to our environmental challenges.
For teachers interested in these resources:
- two working Praxis monitors are visible from the road at Preston Circus, Brighton.
- we can supply more information about and log-in details for our live data stream from the Preston Circus monitors.
- set up your own demo using our live data stream and an inexpensive colour changing lightbulb that changes colour according to air pollution levels, contact us for more information.
You can sign up for your free Earth Cubs account here.
Please contact our Sales Director, David Johnson, for more information. We’d like to hear from Schools, especially in or near Brighton, who are using the Earth Cubs lessons.