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  • Each spring the MDAQMD hosts a Clean Air Poster Month Contest. The theme of the MDAQMD's  Clean Air Month Poster Contest changes and offers students in grades K-12 the chance to win $100 or other cash prizes. Winner's posters will be included in the District's 2018 calendar. Additionally, each poster entry will by entered into a drawing to win one of two bicycles!  The contest is co-sponsored by the Air & Waste Management Association -  Mojave Chapter, the Daily Press, and the Victor Valley Transit Authority.
  • Join the Lorax to help save energy, water and protect the planet!  Join the Lorax and Energy Star to save energy and home & school, to keep pollution out of the air, and to keep the earth cool! Lorax Activity Book
  • Clean Air Activities for Kids - Try these activities which help promote clean air and beautify the environment!
  • Why is Coco Orange? - Coco the chameleon can't change colors, and his asthma is acting up.  Read how Coco and his friends at Lizard Lick elementary solve this mystery as they learn about air quality and how to stay healthy when the air quality is bad.  This picture book was produced by the US Environmental Protection Agency for all children-- especially those with asthma--and their caretakers. 
  • Video - "How Ozone is Formed" (Featuring USEPA's Coco the Chameleon!)
  • Working Together- We Are The Solution to Air Pollution (Coloring/Activity Book. {pdf format})
  • Students can read the "Wood Smoke Children's Activity Book" to learn about best practice methods to safely burn wood to protect their health while coloring pictures and doing fun activities!
  • Visit the "Interactive" California Air Basins" web area where air pollution facts are fun!
  • Want to learn how engineering works with air quality? Air Lessons - Engineering
  • Learn how smog is formed with this easy activity: Air Pollution Student Activity
  • Find a Career Mentor

Outstanding Environmental Science Fair Projects

Win a $25 (school level) or $50 (district and regional level) gift card! Enter an environmental project into your school science fair!

Hosted by schools throughout the Mojave Desert and cosponsored by the MDAQMD, the Air & Waste Management Association (Mojave Desert Chapter) and the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium (MEEC).

Every year we are on the lookout for the most Outstanding Environmental Science Fair Projects!  When our Judges select the most Outstanding Environmental Science Project during your school science fair, the winner receives a radiant blue ribbon, a certificate and a $25 and/or $50 gift card!

If your school is having a science fair, check with your school Science Fair Coordinator to find out if they have invited the MDAQMD, A&WMA & MEEC to select an Outstanding Environmental Science Fair Project winner.  Contact Violette Roberts, MDAQMD's Community Relations & Education Manager for entrance guidelines and for more information on how your school can be a part of this great program, call (760) 245-1661 ext. 6104.

Make a Community Connection

Mojave Environmental Education Consortium (MEEC) - MEEC is a public-private, nonprofit organization under the umbrella of the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Region 10. Its mission is to link educators with high quality environmental education resources to improve the environmental literacy of California's students. But that's not all - MEEC is for students too!   For more information go to:

MEEC's Student Events & Opportunities:

Find a Career Mentor





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