Climate Science Alliance Teams up with NSF CAICE for the 2021 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality

The Climate Science Alliance team, in collaboration with our partners at the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment, co-presented “What is the Air?: New Education Resources on Aerosols and Climate Change” at the 2021 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality.



Aerosol particles - microscopic bits of dust, soot, and sea spray suspended in the air - are the most poorly understood component of Earth’s atmosphere. These particles play a complex role in human health and our changing climate.


The Climate Science Alliance team, in collaboration with our partners at the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment, co-presented “What is the Air?: New Education Resources on Aerosols and Climate Change” at the 2021 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality.


During this virtual convening, Alliance Deputy Director Alex Warneke and NSF CAICE Director of Education Dr. Jeanette McConnell, shared new educational materials and community science programs to connect students and communities to these themes. Through these hands-on and virtual science, art, and storytelling activities students can gain an understanding of the current science behind atmospheric chemistry, the impact of aerosols on climate and public health, and how scientists and practitioners are working to better understand the issues that we face at the intersection of these topics.


Click here to view their 2021 NTFAQ presentation.



The Climate Science Alliance and the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment are grateful to the conference hosts - the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals and the Muscogee Nation - for allowing us a space to share these resources with the broader community.