Young People’s Air Quality Citizen Science Project – National Clean Air Day 2017

Our pledge for National Clean Air Day 2017 (Thursday 15 June) is to launch a citizen science project for schools and young people to build their own air quality monitor. Using the ‘Arduino’ open-source prototyping platform, and working with Birmingham City Council, we’ll be co-designing a small sensor kit that will let young people visualise the air quality in their own communities and share it with others to build their own networks of information.

Young people are more likely to be impacted by poor air quality and this project aims to give them the tools to see the problem for themselves; to help hold all of us to account for their futures. We also think they can probably do better than we can on what a monitor should do, so we’re excited to see what other innovations schools come up with.

We’ll be developing the project over the next couple of months and aim to launch it for the new school year in September 2017. To receive more information on the project when it launches, sign up using the form below;