Air is almost impossible to see, and it moves around, so identifying who is polluting it can be difficult.
In the spring of 2013, an 8th grade science class at Lyons Community School in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn worked with teaching artist Heidi Neilson to explore who is responsible for air quality in the school’s neighborhood. Students took to the streets and used air-casting monitors to take air pollution level readings around their school. They also interviewed an environmental lawyer to get insight on how the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act protects the nation’s air quality.
Together, the class created a booklet that reports their findings on who’s responsible for creating the air pollution in their school’s neighborhood, and who’s responsible for cleaning it up and keeping it healthy for everyone.
You can see the booklet here.