Climate Kids Washington Students Win Top Prize at Symposium

Students from our Climate Kids Washington program recently took the top prize at the Collaborative Learning through Environmental and Aerosol Research (CLEAR) Symposium with their work investigating pollution levels in major cities.


The Collaborative Learning through Environmental and Aerosol Research or CLEAR Program is headed by our partners at the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) and is designed to bring the research and science of CAICE to the public. It is an educational initiative that is designed to engage middle and high school students in learning about the chemistry of aerosols, climate, and the environment by encouraging collaboration and experimentation.


This year participants of the CLEAR Program, including students from our Climate Kids Washington program, were tasked with using Purple Air Sensors to create a science project that investigated air quality and aerosols. About 250 high school students collaborated with 20 CAICE scientist mentors to complete nearly 70 different research projects!


From those 70 submissions, the top 10 poster presentations presented their projects live at the virtual CLEAR Symposium and the top 4 posters received a cash prize.


Congratulations to Climate Kids Hans, Amav, and Aedan for their

award winning project and poster!


Climate Kids - Washington is a collaborative project with the Parent Partnership Program of the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Through partnerships with local parents and educators, we focus on local natural resource conservation actions with an emphasis on climate change impacts to oceans, coasts, and the unique biodiversity and species of the region.