|Presented By||2B Technologies, Inc.|
|Goal||Monitor air pollution levels and map air pollution around the US|
|Task||Collect & analyze air pollution data using Personal Air Monitor|
|Where||United States of America|
AQTreks (AirQualityTreks) is a mobile air pollution monitoring program for students, organizations, scout troops, and citizen scientists. In AQTreks, with the assistance of their teachers, students hypothesize where air pollution levels may be high or low and use a Personal Air Monitor (PAM) on Treks of their own design. Air pollutants are measured and data are viewed on their smartphones. The data are automatically uploaded from the phone via WiFi or 3G and shared online for analysis, discussion, and comparison with other schools' Trek data.
Data can be viewed on both a 3-D map and on individual air pollutant graphs. AQTreks also provides a full, online curriculum with information about each pollutant and ideas for interesting Treks. By participating in AQTreks, students gain a powerful voice in the air pollution discussion.
The PAM measures the following air pollutants:
Examples of things students can study:
|How to Join||
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating. A two week rental costs $300 (shipping not included) and includes the Personal Air Monitor, charger, program materials, technical assistance, and data storage. If you cannot afford the $300 fee but would like to be added to our sponsorship waitlist, please email email@example.com. We cannot guarantee we will find a sponsor for you.
|Special Skills||An interest in learning about air pollution through hands-on monitoring and data analysis.|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Every few days|
|Average Time||An hour or so|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a hike, In the car, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At sports stadiums, On a lunch break|
|Training Materials||COMING SOON|
|Class Materials||COMING SOON|
|Tags||air, air pollution, air pollution monitoring, air quality, air quality index, android, app, autumn, bicycling, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, citizen science, climate, climate change, climate monitoring, community-based monitoring, data, database, environment, environmental justice, equity, experiment, girl scouts, global warming, hiking, investigation, iphone, mobile application, nature, outdoors, particulate matter, science, smartphone application, spring, stem, summer, usa, weather, weather data, winter|
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