Air quality education offered in Carlisle, Jamestown

“Learn before you burn” and “Why care about air?” classes offered

How do you teach about something you can’t see, taste, or feel?  Teachers and non-formal educators can explore air quality education in a day-long workshop titled, “Why Care about Air?”, on Friday, July 24 at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Jamestown, Kentucky.

Credit: Virginia Lewis
Credit: Virginia Lewis

Led by Roberta Burnes and Kentucky Environmental Education Council Executive Director Elizabeth Schmitz, the workshop will explore air quality through hands-on, standards-based activities.  Whether you are a classroom teacher, 4-H or Scout leader, or homeschool parent, this workshop will provide you with lessons and resources that will make air quality come alive for your students.

The workshop runs from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Central Time) and pre-registration is required; contact Moria Painter at 270-343-3797 or email her at to register.  A nominal fee ($10, payable to Friends of Wolf Creek Nat’l. Fish Hatchery) covers lunch and all materials for the day.

The Division for Air Quality (DAQ) will be presenting a free public program in Nicholas County on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6 p.m.  The presentation is titled “Learn Before You Burn” and covers Kentucky’s open burn regulations. You’ll learn what you can and cannot burn under the law.










The public program will be held at the Nicholas County Livestock Building located at 1471 Concrete Road in Carlisle, Kentucky.  For more information or to schedule a presentation in your county, contact DAQ’s outreach specialist Roberta Burnes at  or call 800-928-0047.