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Resources for Educators

Welcome kids, parents and educators!

Engaging with our youth is a priority for Spokane Clean Air. Take a look around. You’ll find resources to help students understand and care about Spokane’s air.

Virtual Classroom Visits

We are available to engage K-12 students in Spokane County with virtual presentations via your preferred online platform.

Choose your grade to review our recommended activities. We can adjust our lessons to fit your needs so don’t hesitate to ask us for something specific.

  • Grades PreK-K
  • Grades 1-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

To discuss and schedule a virtual classroom program, please email Info@spokanecleanair.org

3 Minutes – A Newsletter for Educators

At Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, we know how important it is to engage students in environmental education at an early age. We also know that many classroom activities look different for many reasons. To help, we’ve created a newsletter that provides resources for you to explore air quality with students in grades 3-5.

To be added to the 3 Minutes email list, please email Info@SpokaneCleanAir.org

Get to know Spokane Clean Air

Air monitoring in Spokane County

Understanding temperature inversions

Air quality and asthma

Get involved!

Care about the air on Earth Day and every day

More ways to stay involved

Resource Library

Nora & Wes: A Quest for Clean Air coloring storybook is geared toward K-4th graders. It includes puzzles and coloring pages for students to learn about air quality.

Nora & Wes: Airo’s Quest for Clean Air comic book is geared toward 5-8th graders. It is a step up from the coloring storybook and features a comic style that is fun and educational for an older audience. To request hard copies of these materials, email SMay@SpokaneCleanAir.org.

The Air We Breathe is a colorful picture book is designed to introduce Earth’s atmosphere and its importance to life on Earth. It’s appropriate for students in grades K-4.

Our Air Quality Scavenger Hunt helps kids explore the air. 

Join Arthur and his friend Buster as they discover more about asthma at PBS Kids.

This webpage provides lesson plans and resources organized by environmental topic.

Instructions to Build Your Own Particle Sensor. This activity will teach the basics about particulate matter air pollution and electronics. 

More resources from other agencies, including NASA.

No-Idle Zone Program

We implement a statewide, award-winning No-Idle Zone program for area elementary and middle schools. Call for your free program today! 477-4727, ext. 115.

Virtual Science Fair Extravaganza

Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (Spokane Clean Air) recently partnered with the Spokane Aquifer Joint Board (SAJB) to create a Virtual Science Fair Extravaganza. The Virtual Science Fair is focused on Science Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities for students in 1st – 6th grades.

EnviroKids’ Club

We are a participating agency supporting the EnviroKids Club. EnviroKids’ Club is open to K-6 grade/school-aged children residing in Spokane County. Membership is free and includes a quarterly newsletter full of information, activities and invitations to local environmental/outdoor activities. Members can earn points to “purchase” special prizes. 

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

We work with scouting, campfire and other non-school based organizations within Spokane County. Call 477-4727 ext. 115 to discuss and schedule an air quality program that fits your needs.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Dr. Seuss, The Lorax