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HWDSB Invites Families to Fresh Air Kids Event

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is co-presenting a free, engaging and interactive event for families, students and the public to learn more about the link between air quality and children’s health – and what we can all do to reduce air pollution.

The Fresh Air Kids celebration will be Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nicholas Mancini Centre (44 Hunt St., Hamilton). HWDSB is partnering to present the event with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board and Public Health Services at the City of Hamilton.

“Working together, we can make a difference so that all kids grow up appreciating and experiencing clean air in Hamilton,” said Superintendent of Student Achievement Sue Dunlop.

The event is an opportunity to hear how Fresh Air Kids gets students thinking about how to improve air quality through school projects and behaviours. Visitors can also cheer students from participating Fresh Air Kids schools as they present their findings to parents.

Keynote speaker Matthew Adams will highlight his research in geography and environmental studies showing a link between poor air quality and the use of cars for travel to and from school.

Dr. Matthew Adams is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, with a research focus on increasing our understanding of human exposure to environmental pollutants.

He is the founding Executive Director of Geographers Without Borders, a Canadian not-for-profit corporation that is focused on connecting geographers with non-profits for improving social equality.

To learn more about the event, please contact Kelly Scott, Physical Activity Specialist with Public Health Services, at Kelly.Scott@Hamilton.ca or 905-546-2424 ext. 1309.

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About HWDSB:

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has a vision in which Curiosity, Creativity and Possibility empower students to learn and grow to their full potential in a diverse world. Learn more at www.hwdsb.on.ca.

Media Contact:

Jackie Penman
Corporate Communications Manager
T: 905.527.5092 x2301
C: 905.317.0086
jpenman@hwdsb.on.ca

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