The Air Pack is an online resource toolkit aimed at helping teachers to prepare and deliver lessons on indoor air quality problems in schools. The toolkit is based on the results of two phases of the SEARCH initiative (School Environment and Respiratory Health of Children). Drawing on the general SEARCH recommendations, the Air Pack was developed in the national languages of the two pilot countries (Albanian and Italian), as well as in English.
The pdf Air Pack factsheets are intended for use by teachers and are designed to provide background information to help in the delivery of lessons on indoor air quality.
The Air Pack also contains a set of pdf lesson plans for use by teachers. An online memory game and quiz are also included, which, with the teacher's guidance, can be used directly by children once they have acquired sufficient knowledge of indoor air quality issues.
The SEARCH initiative is implemented with the financial support of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, and the Air Pack was developed by the REC’s Health and Environment Topic Area and Publishing Department, and Italy’s National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA).