The Spokane EnviroKids are inviting families to celebrate Valentine’s Day and learn about the importance of clean air through fun, hands-on activities at the “I Love Clean Air Day” event this Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mobius Science Center, 811 West Main Ave.
-Exploring what makes our air dirty.
-Investigating how air quality affects your health with pigs lungs that have been “exposed” to a lifetime of pollution.
-Learning how weather patterns can make our air dirty or clean with a tornado in a bottle activity and temperature inversion experiment.
-Discovering how trees can help keep the air clean.
-Identifying clean air actions families can take.
-Celebrating Valentine’s Day by recycling paper to make a valentine.
“I Love Clean Air Day” is an opportunity to tie-in environmental stewardship and science with the Valentine’s Day holiday, according to event coordinator Margee Chambers of the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. “We enjoy teaching children, and ultimately their parents, about the world around them through fun, hands-on activities. When they understand the importance of clean air they might feel inspired to make choices that help our air,” states Chambers.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. General admission for Mobius Kids is $10 for adults, $7 for children and kids three years old and younger are free. The “I Love Clean Air Day” activities are made possible by the National Weather Service, Spokane Conservation District, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, and Spokane Regional Solid Waste System.
EnviroKids’ Club is designed for children in grades K-6th who reside within Spokane County. The club explores all aspects of the environment. Club membership is free. Members receive seasonal newsletter with activities and invitations to participate in community activities, ranging from tree planting projects to Earth Day celebrations. More information is available at www.spokaneenvirokids.org.