Empowering citizens around air quality and sensors – what they are, what they measure, why it matters, and how to get involved.

About this event

Event Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Location: Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch (3050 Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64128)
Admission: Free (register at Eventbrite)

Air — it’s all around us, and in every breath we take — but how much do you really know about the quality of the air in your own neighborhood?

Learn how air quality impacts your neighborhoods’ overall health. Plus, we’ll talk about how you can be a citizen scientist and monitor the air around your home.

During this 2-hour program, a panel will guide an open forum to discuss:

  • Air quality 101: we’ll talk about what it is, why it matters and the impacts it has on our health and homes.
  • High tech: we’ll unpack how sensors are used, dive into the Internet of Things, and how is this all connected.
  • Data: learn about the data collected and measured, and uncover the role machine learning plays.
  • You: tap into your inner citizen scientist and learn about the air in your home/neighborhood.

This free community event is hosted by KC Digital Drive and The Kansas City Beacon.