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Make Earth Day every day with air quality activities for kids

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Earth Day is April 22. At Spokane Clean Air, we hope you’ll celebrate Earth Day every day. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a few air quality activities for families to enjoy.

Get a No-Idle Zone started at your school.

A single vehicle dropping off and picking up kids at one school puts three pounds of pollution into the air per month. The No-Idle Zone Program stops unnecessary vehicle idling to improve air quality and respiratory health around your school. Get started!

Get Creative!

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.

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

― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Become an EnviroKids’ Club Member

Spokane EnviroKids’ Club is a way for students to team up with other kids in Spokane County. They explore all parts of the environment: air, water, weather, garbage, recycling, plants and animals.

It is a free club for children in Kindergarten through 6th grades who live in Spokane County. Participants receive a quarterly newsletter that explores various environmental topics specific to the greater Spokane area. There are also opportunities to earn points by completing activities that are redeemable for fun prizes. Learn more about the EnviroKids’ Club.

Visit the Virtual Science Fair Extravaganza!

Local organizations have teamed up to create lively virtual science fair booths for students centered in the Greater Spokane Region.

Children will have fun visiting these exciting STEAM booths. You will find interesting things to learn and fun projects to do – all virtual. There are 13 booths with 42 different videos and STEAM activities for elementary grades. Access the Virtual Science Fair Extravaganza!

More easy and fun ways to celebrate Earth Day:

  • Go on a Clean Air Scavenger Hunt
  • Check the Air Quality Index and compare it with what you see outside
  • Pick up litter in your neighborhood
  • Find ways to reuse items you would have otherwise thrown away
  • Plant a tree


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