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Air Quality Education Resources

Bay of Plenty Council hosted an Energy in the Air teacher workshop in May 2013. The aim was to unpack the links between Energy and Air in the context of Rotorua’s air pollution issues. Below are some of the resources used in the workshop.

Creating an inversion layer at the Energy in the Air Teacher WorkshopMeasuring air pollution in Rotorua

Rotorua has the worst air pollution in the North Island. Environmental Scientist Shane Iremonger explains how the Regional Council measures air pollution and what you can do to help in this seven minute youtube clip.

Resources for primary school teachers

  • Pollution Busters - An educational children's  programme produced by Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Newsletter editions 32, 46 and 48 focus on air quality.

  • Take Action for Air - A teaching kit from Greater Wellington Regional Council on air quality.

  • Clear the Air - An activity booklet from Waikato Regional Council about the causes of winter air pollution, and how to improve home heating and enhance air quality.

  • A Breath of Fresh Air - A lesson resource from Environment Canterbury.

  • Squawk - The May 2013 edition of Environment Southland's education newlsetter focussed on air quality.

Resources for secondary school teachers

  • Air Quality monitoring resources for use in Mathematics and Statistics - A selection of multivariate and timeseries data (formatted for use with iNZight) suitable for NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 Achievement Standards.

Description Data Size Type
Whakatāne Air Quality Monitoring Data

Whakatāne at Kopeopeo

64 KB csv
Rotorua Air Quality Monitoring Data

Rotorua at Edmund Road

Rotorua at Ngāpuna

Rotorua at Arawa Bowling Club

Rotorua at Te Ngae

114 KB

78 KB

7 KB

53 KB





Tauranga Air Quality Monitoring Data

Tauranga at Morland Fox Park 

Tauranga at Otumoetai

88 KB

134 KB



Mount Maunganui Air Quality Monitoring Data

Mount Maunganui at Totara Street

125 KB csv