Air Quality Campaign - Ireland
Overview Air Quality Content
Welcome to the GLOBE Ireland Air Quality Campaign
The GLOBE Ireland Air Quality Campaign is a citizen-science campaign to assess traffic-related air pollution at schools. This is an educational project designed to raise awareness about air pollution, engage students in the scientific process, promote action around clean air and showcase the potential of citizen science to gather unique datasets and insights into our environment. There have been eight campaigns since 2019, with over 800 teachers registering to participate.
The campaign is a six-to-eight week inquiry-based learning project where students are encouraged to participate in the scientific process of observing the environment, asking questions, developing a hypothesis, planning an investigation, gathering data, analyzing and interpreting data and communicating the scientific results. Students are encouraged to engage with GLOBE Atmosphere protocols to support their air pollution investigation.
Each school that registers to participate in a GLOBE Ireland Air Quality campaign will receive monitoring tubes to measure nitrogen dioxide outside at their school. The tubes are positioned at two locations at each school: one near a main road, one at a car park/drop off location and one in a relatively sheltered area. The tubes are left up for a four-week period.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Registration for the September 2023 campaign has now closed.
The following are some resources that campaign participants may find useful:
- Air Quality Teacher Guidelines 2023
- Instructions on How to Mount Tubes
- Guidelines: Create your School Clean Air Map
- Guidelines: Cloud Observation
- Guidelines: Traffic Count Survey
- Learn about Topography and Air Pollution
- Use a GLOBE Observation Chart to collect measurements (Print A2 Landscape)
- Classroom PowerPoint Presentations (Primary School Edition and Secondary School Edition)
For more information, watch this short introductory video to the Air Quality Campaign.