Schools get creative in second week of Air Quality Flag Program

By on Jan 20, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Just two weeks into the Air Quality Flag Program and our participating schools and students are reporting the unique ways they’re using the program to learn more about air quality and health.

Two students at Barriere Elementary are planning their science fair project alongside their class lessons on air quality.  At Peden Hill Elementary in Prince George, students with asthma are using the flags as their own personal guide for how hard to play outside during recess and lunch. For the running club at Nanaimo’s Chase River Elementary, the flags are now part of their planning for running days.

Once the flag is raised at school, lots of students are then sharing their thoughts through class conversation and online through their school blog.  Some are using their blog to comment on the day’s weather report along with Air Quality Health Index report – developing a great habit of checking the weather and the quality of the air.

Beyond raising the flags, how schools adapt this program is up to them. Coordinators and classes at each school have found what works best for their community when it comes to getting the message out about Air Quality Flags. If you want to see what other schools are writing about – take a look at the other participating schools.

Would you like to learn more about the Air Quality Flag Program? Your school could take part in future programs. Send me a note to tell me about ideas for your school!



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