Lesson Plans




AQI Toolkits FOR teachers





The Air Quality Flag Program alerts organizations to the local air quality forecast and helps them to take actions to protect people’s health, including those with asthma. (Note: the flags must be purchased, but many materials associated with this program are free.)

Supplemental Materials

Clean Air Action Coloring Book – Includes a corresponding story about what children can do to keep the air clean and healthy. 

Clean Air Action Fun Book –Includes a coloring page, word search, and game about Clean Air Action Days.

Why is Coco Orange? – Coco and his friends solve this mystery as they learn about air quality in this book. 

Wood Smoke Activity Book – a 16-page coloring and activity book that teaches children about wood smoke and ways their family can reduce smoke from wood burning. For grades K-3. Thanks to Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s Burn Wise program for allowing EPA to modify their book and make it more widely available.

Request a Speaker for your Class 

We have speakers available in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Muskegon who are available to teach your class a lesson on air quality. Please fill out the form below with the date, time, location, and information about your class, as well as the type of presentation you are looking for. Presentation options we offer include the following:

  • General, age-appropriate discussion with your class about air quality

  • Reading a story ("Why is Coco Orange") to your class

  • Coordinating an air quality scavenger hunt for your class (ideal for upper elementary and middle school children)

  • Performing a short air-quality themed play with your class