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Citizen science @ Rockford Manor - Air Quality Monitoring Campaign

Student(s):Carla McCullough, Andrea Moldvaji
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Educator(s):Tanya Kelly
Contributors:Transition year students - past 3 years
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Presentation Poster: View Document
Date Submitted:03/06/2024
Air Quality Monitoring - Nitrogen Dioxide Diffusion Tube
Since Autumn 2021 our TY students have participated in this citizen science project to monitor the air quality of our outdoor school environment. Students have installed diffusion tubes at different locations to measure nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations. Data collected over the past three years indicate that NO2 pollutant levels are in the low to medium and medium range. As these levels exceed those recommended by the WHO, students have worked with our Green-Schools committee and staff to find ways to reduce emissions and their impact.