Free PDEQ Presentations for 9th Through 12th Grades

Air Jeopardy

Through a fun PowerPoint “Air Jeopardy” game, students will become more aware of air issues including air pollutants of concern in Pima County, health effects of breathing polluted air, air quality and transportation, and solutions to keep the air healthy. Staff may use props to enhance discussion of topics including healthy and simulated unhealthy pig’s lungs to demonstrate what breathing dirty air can do to our health, energy-saving devices to promote energy conservation, and items made from recycled materials and/or reusable items to emphasize waste reduction.
 Time: 60 minutes
 Accommodations: screen or blank wall, table, electricity

Career Day – Environmental Careers, Focus PDEQ

Through a PowerPoint presentation, and using props as appropriate, participants learn about the many jobs available in the environmental field, the reasons why someone might choose an eco-career, the level of education necessary to get into the field, the different arenas where they might seek work, and focus in on what a career with PDEQ Communications Program is like.
 Time: 20-60 minutes
 Accommodations: screen or blank wall, table, electricity

Climate Change Jeopardy

Through a fun PowerPoint “Climate Change Jeopardy” game, attendees will become more aware of what greenhouse gases are, how climate change is affecting the environment and Earth’s inhabitants, and tips on what we may do to reduce global climate change. Staff may use props to enhance discussion of topics including energy-saving devices, and use a worksheet where participants can think more about where and how they personally use energy in their homes or for transportation.
 Time: 60 minutes
 Accommodations: screen or blank wall, table, electricity

Eco Jeopardy

Through a fun PowerPoint “Eco Jeopardy” game, students will learn about a variety of environmental issues including air quality, solid waste/recycling, climate change, and general eco info to promote a healthy environment. Staff may use props to enhance discussion of topics including healthy and simulated unhealthy pig’s lungs to demonstrate what breathing dirty air can do to our health, energy-saving devices to promote energy conservation, and items made from recycled materials and/or reusable items to emphasize waste reduction.
 Time: 60 minutes
 Accommodations: screen or blank wall, table, electricity

When You Can’t Breathe, Nothing Else Matters

This PowerPoint presentation introduces air quality issues in Pima County. We discuss air pollutants of concern, their sources, health effects, solutions, and also touch upon global climate change. This is an interactive presentation incorporating small group brainstorming, classroom discussion, and props such as healthy and simulated unhealthy pig’s lungs. Staff may use an activity sheet as a springboard to share ideas about practical green actions that may be taken on a daily basis.
 Time: 60 minutes
 Accommodations: screen or blank wall, table, electricity

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