FRESH air (Fordham Regional Environmental Sensor for Healthy air) is a citizen science course that aims to educate local communities about climate change and air quality by placing monitors in local schools and helping develop curricula around the data: faculty, students, K-12 educators, and K-12 students collaborate together on data collection, analysis, and interpretation as well as curriculum development.
The FRESH Air team, which includes Fordham faculty members Steve Holler (Physics), Usha Sankar (Biological Sciences) and Marc Conte (Economics), as well as undergraduates, and middle and high school educators, have traveled to many schools throughout the city, with a focus on Manhattan and the Bronx, to install sensors and speak to K-12 students about the project, now expanding into Queens and Brooklyn ,to both obtain more comprehensive data and expand outreach.
Bronx, Manhattan, expanding throughout New York City
Steve Holler (Physics)
Usha Sankar (Biological Sciences)
Marc Conte (Economics)
Check out real-time data from the project here.