Indoor Air Quality in Schools: Best Practices for Makerspaces and Special-Use Classrooms
April 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Join Women for a Healthy Environment and Green Building Alliance for a technical training on indoor air quality in schools, led by Director of Facilities at the Children’s Museum Lab Chris Cieslak. More and more schools in our region are embracing hands-on learning and innovative tools to facilitate STEAM education, such as 3-D printers, laser-cutters, and traditional ceramics and woodwork studios. This training considers the best practices to adopt to ensure that these new technologies are used safely, that indoor air quality is protected, and that systems are in place to assure the health and safety of building occupants when these tools are in use.
This workshop is presented in collaboration with the 1000 Hours a Year Project, which is committed to helping improve the environments where children learn to keep kids safe, healthy and learning. The 1000 Hours a Year Project was made possible through generous funding from The Heinz Endowments and talented staff from Women for a Healthy Environment¹s Healthy Schools PA and Green Building Alliance’s Green and Healthy Schools Academy.
Breakfast and coffee will be provided. For more information on the Healthy Schools Workshop series and other GHSA programming, contact Green and Healthy Schools Director Katie Lockley.
–Identify common facility interest areas, pain points, and foci that relate to the experience of facility personnel.
–Share best practices and common misunderstandings
–Establish connections with other people in their field that are having similar experiences for increased support
–Develop a series of action steps upon the end of the workshop to apply in their own school settings.