The Fordham Regional Environmental Sensor for Healthy Air (FRESH Air) is a citizen science outreach project that aims to educate communities about climate change, air quality, and health impacts by using particulate monitors in schools and helping develop curricula around the sensors and data; university faculty, college students, K–12 educators, and K–12 students collaborate on data collection, analysis, interpretation, and curriculum development. The goal is to engage the students from New York City (NYC) and Fordham University to collect air quality data, stimulate STEM interest, and educate the community on the risks they face.

Anthropogenic climate change (ACC) is, perhaps, the most significant threat humanity faces today. The origin of ACC lies in the widespread industrialization of society in the 19th century and the rise of fossil fuels as inexpensive and widely available sources of energy. The combustion process leads to the formation of carbon dioxide (CO2), a...

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