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Current projects and partnerships Wood Smoke Abatement Program (WSAP) UCAIR Salt Lake Community Action Program K-12 Educational Outreach and Curriculum.

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2 Current projects and partnerships Wood Smoke Abatement Program (WSAP) UCAIR Salt Lake Community Action Program K-12 Educational Outreach and Curriculum Utah Clean Cities DAQ Counties, health departments, and school districts

3 Wood Smoke Abatement Program Genesis of the program Current grant from UCAIR Currently have three change-outs in progress with help from Salt Lake CAP, with 2-3 more planned Potential to change out all homeowners on the sole source list

4 K-12 Educational Outreach and Curriculum overview Air Aware program since 2010 Breathe has reached 4000 students so far Mobile air monitors placed in schools beginning last year in partnership with DAQ Utah State Idle Free Awareness Month in partnership with Utah Clean Cities Elementary, middle school, and high school assemblies and classroom activities New for academic year Web-based educational resources for teachers at all grade levels Web-based clearinghouse to coordinate all school-centered efforts

5 K-12 Curriculum Outdoor pollution: particulates & ground-level ozone Major sources Basic chemistry of pollution Monitoring methods and units (DAQ) Utah topography & meteorology (DAQ) Anatomy of lungs, heart, and blood circulation and the health impacts of air pollution Solutions Individual actions that can make a difference Transportation infrastructure facilitating active transport and mass transit Laws that help: how the law defines and controls pollution Technologies that help: scrubbers, catalytic converters, clean fuel sources, energy efficient technology Policies that help: land use planning (Wasatch Choice for 2040), zoning, transit funding Legislating change

6 The Future of Breathe Utah’s Educational Outreach Breathe Utah Educational Resources website Information about & options for scheduling school visits A la carte lesson plans that align with Utah state curriculum Air Quality Tool Kits available on loan Teacher support Q and A Partnership with Utah Education Network (UEN) Teacher Professional Development workshops Three workshops during Winter (USEE) Utah Education Association (UEA) Convention & Education Exposition 2015, pending acceptance of proposal Utah Science Teachers Association Meeting 2015, pending acceptance of proposal

7 Educational Outreach Teaching Team Board and Staff of Breathe Utah Individual donations and EPA Ed grant/USEE Looking for additional grants and endowments University of Utah interns and volunteers College interns and volunteers are actively recruited, trained and engaged in education outreach and air quality advocacy Hinckley Institute of Politics Bennion Center Department of Biology

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