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Durham County Library Hosts NC Science Festival Air Fair

Program: NC Science Festival Air Fair
Date: Tuesday, April 1
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host the NC Science Festival Air Fair on Tuesday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. Participants will have the opportunity to check out the Village Green Air Monitor, engage in hands-on activities and hear about air quality and health from EPA scientists. Air-themed learning opportunities will be available for all ages.

The schedule for the day includes:

Outdoor Activities

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Talk to EPA Scientists and learn about the Village Green Air Monitor located at the library, see the car that EPA uses to measure air emissions on the road, and find out how the school flag program can help protect your child’s health.

3:30 – 4 p.m. – Compete in the teen Sunwise Sun Safety Relay

Inside the Library

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Learn how EPA scientists measure what’s in the air and “play” with real Air Sensors, measure how much air is in your lungs, test your particle matching skills, vote in the student poster contest, and talk with Clean Air Carolina to learn more about air quality in NC.

10:30 a.m. – Storytime: Why is Coco Orange? Free copies of the book will be available.

2:30 – 4 p.m. – Participate in teen activities including the Where’s Kelvin Scavenger Hunt.

Community Tech Talks

Learn about state-of-the-art EPA research on the impacts of air quality on health, how energy use impacts human health and the environment, and what you can do about it. These brown bag lunch sessions are for adult audiences.

12 noon – 12: 45 p.m. – “Air Quality and Your Health” by Dr. Wayne E. Cascio, EPA Environmental Public Health Division Director

12:45 pm – 1:30 p.m. – “Energy and the Environment” by Dr. Rebecca Dodder, EPA Physical Scientist

For more information about the Air Fair, contact Che Anderson at 919-560-7410. For group reservations, contact Kelly Leovic at For more information about the Village Green Air Monitor, visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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