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Visibility Case Study Resources:
Background Information

Our national parks and wilderness areas were set aside in part because of their fabulous vistas and scenery. These two case studies investigate the issue of visibility in two of the most heavily visited national parks - the Grand Canyon and Great Smoky Mountains. Both of these areas have special significance to the indigenous tribes in the area. The web site of the Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE) "provides access to monitoring data resources and educational material on the science of visibility and regulations" which serves as an excellent introduction to the topic.

You may find it helpful to do some general air quality activities with your students at the beginning of your investigations. Other suggested activities for asthma include Air Quality Word Search, (This is a PDF file, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it. It's free!) Pyramid Game, and In a Polluted Cloud activity/demonstration.



Please help us improve our case studies and activities by asking your students to complete the feedback form after each activity. These may be printed and mailed to us at:
        EEOP - AQCP
        NAU Box 5768
        Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5768

A feedback form with space for 1 case study and 3 activities can be printed here. Feel free to send multiple copies if you use more than this number of cases and/or activities from these materials.




Northern Arizona University Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

EEOP Staff
Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP)
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)
PO Box 5768
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5768
Phone: (928) 523-1275
Fax: (928) 523-1280
E-mail: eeop@nau.edu

Last updated: May 26, 2005