The “Be Air Aware: A Healthier Home in a Changing Environment” workshop is a project sponsored by the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP); the project aims to educate Philadelphia citizens about how climate change impacts the home environment and family health. The project emerged out of conversations between several Philadelphia CUSP steering committee members — Saleem Chapman from Clean Air Council, Rachael Greenberg from the National Nursing Centers Consortium, and Ali Kenner from Drexel University’s Center for Science, Technology and Society. The team was awarded a small grant to develop a science-based curriculum for Philadelphia citizens who are particularly vulnerable to climate change.
Project collaborators have designed a two-hour workshop that incorporates science presentations, hands-on activities, and group discussion. Collaborators and participants evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum with pre- and post-workshop surveys, as well as focus group feedback. Our curriculum includes presentation slides, a workshop booklet for participants, three sets of discussion questions, and a collection of resource documents.
The first “Be Air Aware” workshop was hosted by the Nurse-Family Partnership on September 16th. The next workshop will be held on Tuesday October 7th at Drexel’s Dornsife Center. To register for the October 7th workshop, call (267) 521-2186.
Workshop Presentation Slides
Clean Air Council
National Nursing Centers Consortium