The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (District) has an expansive public outreach program. Clean Air Classrooms is our education effort for K-12 students. The program includes an annual Clean Air Art/Calendar Contest in addition to classroom visits and presentations. Air Quality educational resources for teachers are available below. To request a class presentation or District participation in a school event, contact Cody Hess, Public Outreach Coordinator at or (530) 304-5833.

2024 Clean Air Art Contest

The 2024 Clean Air Art Contest officially begins March 1st, 2024! Download the contest flyer and submit entries before April 5th to enter. Winners will be selected during the month of April and announced in May. Download Contest Entry Flyer Here / Descargar el Folleto en Español

Grade CategoryPlaceStudentSchool
K-2nd1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
3rd – 5th1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
6th – 8th1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
9th – 12th 1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

Teacher Resources

Lesson Plans

The EEI has lesson plans, teaching units, and other resources that help blend the environment into the teaching of the traditional academic subjects of science, history, and English language arts.

US EPA, Environmental Education –

US EPA, Learning and Teaching About the Environment –

US EPA, Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Environmental Resources for Educators –


California Climate Investments Children’s Activities

Earth Day Bingo

Earth Day Jeopardy

Inversion Layer Investigation Science Activity – Grades 6-12

Quest for Pollen: Explore the Hidden World of Air Pollution Particles – Grades 3-12


Online Video: “With Every Breath: Health Effects of Smog”

Online Video: “A Breath of Air: What Pollution is Doing to Our children”