Air Quality in Alaska Native Villages (Level 1)

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Course Description:
This is an entry-level course for Native Alaskan environmental staff interested in air quality issues. The course provides an understanding of the importance of clean air for the protection of human health and the total environment. Instructors and participants will explore ways in which Alaska Native Villages can take action to solve air quality problems and also protect cultural values.

Topics include:
  • Criteria pollutants

  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)

  • Dust concerns and possible solutions

  • Climate change impacts and outreach

  • Indoor Air Quality

  • Trash burning

  • Air Toxics

Who Should Attend:
This is a course for tribal environmental professionals who are new to air quality and interested in learning the basics of air quality management and outreach. It is geared to the non-scientist and is appropriate for technicians or managers. This course is intended as a foundation for further study and fulfills a prerequisite for several AIAQTP training courses.

Course Structure and Approach:
This course is structured as an intensive training using large-group presentations (lecture/discussion) and small-group activities. The content is basic and assumes the participant has no background in science or air quality management.


Lydia Scheer, 928/523-6887,

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Last updated: March 29, 2010


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