Over the next few months, GASP will be spending a lot of time at the Frick Environmental Center, and we’d love for you to join us! We’re working with the Naturalist Educators from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to bring you a series of educational events focused on air quality and the natural world. With a variety of events and topics, we’re sure to have something for everyone.
The series begins Thursday, February 8th with an evening workshop about all things indoor air quality. Working with guest speakers from ROCIS (Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces), we’ll cover the basics about the types of air pollution outside your home, how they get in, and what you can do to protect yourself.
As the weather warms up, we’ll be taking our programming outside into different parts of Frick Park. On March 4th, we will “march forth” to learn more about local industrial contributions to air pollution, air pollution regulations, and how poor air quality impacts those who are active outdoors. A hike in April will focus on exploring forest bioindicators, and in May we’ll be leading a family-friendly stroll that will provide fun, educational opportunities for children.
The event series ends in May with GASP featured at one of the Environmental Center’s “Sustainable Sipping” events. If you are 21 or over, you can sit back and relax with a glass of wine or beer and learn more about the air quality in our area.
Along with the event series, the Frick Environmental Center will soon be the home of a set of air quality flags. The display is to include the flags, which will correspond with the day’s air quality index, as well as information on how to protect yourself in case of high air pollution levels.
We’re really looking forward to spending time in the park and hope to see you there! For more information, or to register for any of these free events (soon to be on the registration page), check out our Facebook page or visit the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy at https://www.pittsburghparks.org/park-events.