Updated: Sep 12, 2022
It was a hot and sticky summer day in Swissvale June 26, but that didn’t stop families from dropping in for GASP’s second Clean Air Fair event featuring storytelling time, crafts, hands-on educational activities, and a puppet show from our good friend Dave English.
Dave is a Pittsburgh-area artist and educator who uses hand puppetry to engage and enlighten young audiences about the importance of clean air – this time acting as the voice of GASP’s venerable mascot Dirty Gertie the Poor Polluted Birdy.
In the photo gallery below you’ll also see our educator Laura teaching those in attendance about air quality through real-life pig lungs and hands-on activities like a lichen search.
As you can see, kids and adults alike were all smiles at the event at Les Getz Memorial Park in Swissvale, which was presented in partnership with the Swissvale Community Action Committee.