CARS is an educational program on climate change, emissions and air quality for Grade 5.
With an emphasis on personal action and citizen science, this class-based project engages students in a local stewardship action while contributing meaningful data to a nation-wide citizen science campaign.
Who is involved?
Any Grade 5 classrooms in any school within the city of Red Deer. Maximum of 10 classrooms accepted for the 2016-2017 school year.
What is involved?
1. PD session: A half-day PD session will introduce the program to teachers, and ensure you have everything you need for success in your classroom. This session will occur in Red Deer on January 24, 2017. The exact time and location to be confirmed. There is a $75 supply teacher subsidy available to participating teachers.
2. Classroom Presentation: Using Inside Education's award-winning, hands-on approach for classroom programming, The City of Red Deer's Environmental Educator will visit with your students to get them excited to participate in the program and provide a foundation of knowledge to build upon the Grade 5 Weather Unit.
3. Easy to use materials to collect school-based air quality data: Participating schools will be loaned an AirBeam monitoring device and supplemental activities to collect air quality data in your school yard. The data will be collected over a one week time period in February-March. By collecting and downloading the data your school is contributing to a North American citizen science initiative!
4. A student-led education and stewardship campaign: As a culminating activity of the program, each class/school will implement an education campaign in their school (i.e. idle-free posters, a presentation to another class, short video etc.) to share the knowledge they gained while studying local air quality. Inside Education will also create a showcase of the projects to present to local airshed groups to celebrate clean air during environment week!
This program is offered through a partnership with Inside Education.
CARS Program Teacher Application Form