Mary Stauble / Clean Air Carolina: Ozone Gardens to Learn about Air Quality: Connecting Students to Gardening, Science and Stewardship
March 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Ozone pollution not only affects human health, but plant health too. Clean Air Carolina is planting ozone gardens in parks and schools around Charlotte to raise awareness of the health impacts of this summertime air pollutant.
This program looks at school ozone gardens explaining what they are and how to create one. It will also take a step back and look at the value of having gardens in school settings, the challenges they face and tips for success.
Mary Stauble Bio
Mary works with Clean Air Carolina as the Manager of their Clean Air for Kids Program. She works hands on within schools and the community, using ozone gardens and citizen science to “Make air visible”. She teaches the importance of clean air, shows ways to protect our health, and actions we can take to protect air quality. Her background includes degrees in biology, environmental studies, a science teaching credential, and a Master’s in education. As a former science teacher, she taught composting classes for Mecklenburg County for over eight years and has worked for the Soil and Water Conservation District as an Urban Conservationist. She volunteers with Catawba Lands Conservancy and is an emeritus Extension Master Gardener for Mecklenburg County.
All programs are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join and/or make a donation. Meetings are held at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 (click for map and directions). Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m., programs are held from 7:15 p.m – 8:30 pm.