Community Air Research Experience (CARE)
The Community Air Research Experience (CARE) is a geoscience learning community that engages underrepresented undergraduates in research to measure and attribute air pollution in Chicago neighborhoods that differ in socioeconomic demographics and proximity to industrial facilities.
As a community partner in the NSF GEOPaths Community Air Research Experience (CARE) at Loyola University Chicago, the Edgewater Environmental Coalition (EEC) contributes ours local expertise to help achieve the project’s goals:
(1) to provide an applied, socially-relevant research experience for underrepresented minority students;
(2) to understand the spatial distribution and temporal variation of particle pollution in Chicago; and
(3) to provide air quality data for community use.
Learn more on the project’s webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/caregeopaths
Below we have the 2023 online outreach materials that help to explane fine particulate matter, how to check air quality, and how to protect yourself when it’s bad.