Care about the air on Earth Day and every day!

Earth Day is April 22. This is a great opportunity to engage with students about our environment and discover ways we can all help. For example, how do your students think Spokane's air quality is? Do your students feel empowered to help our environment? This edition of 3 Minutes can help you answer questions and motivate students to get involved.
How's Spokane's Air?
Thinking back on 2020, what grade would you give Spokane's overall air quality? Do you mostly remember clear blue skies? Or do you remember heavy wildfire smoke filling the air?

Had it not been for the seven days of unhealthy to hazardous air quality from September’s wildfire smoke, the Spokane area was on track for a “good” air quality year in 2020.

Even with the wildfire smoke taken into account, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was either good or moderate on 359 days last year.

Learn more with our 2020 Air Quality Report Card.
Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day with these fun and easy ideas:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Request a Virtual Presentation

We are available to engage students in Spokane County with virtual presentations.

Presentations can be customized to fit your current lessons and provide a fun way for students to discover more about Spokane's air quality.

Contact Stephanie at to schedule a presentation.
May is Clean Air Month Poster Contest
Help us celebrate Clean Air Month in May by participating in a poster contest. Create a poster, using the theme: Healthy Air - Important for Everyone!  

Grade level finalists will be chosen for special recognition and will have their poster displayed at the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Office. 

Deadline to submit posters: Monday, April 19, 2021.

Learn more about the contest and find the official rules here.
We want to hear from you!

Have an idea or question you'd like answered in an upcoming edition? Let us know!

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