It's Our Air Launch & Awards Ceremony



It’s Our Air! Launch and Awards Ceremony



April 26, 2017 —  9:00 am until 11:00 am (Doors open at 8:00am)



Nature Research Center


William G. Ross Jr. Environmental Conference Center (4th Floor)


121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27603


Directions and Information for Guests

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the It’s Our Air launch event on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 9:00 am. Doors will open at 8:00 am for check-in, refreshments and light breakfast foods. When you arrive, greeters will welcome you at the front or back entrance of the Nature Research Center to let you in the large glass doors. We encourage you to explore the It’s Our Air exhibit tables and a few electric vehicles which will be on display from 8:00am until 9:00am and after 10:30 am. You will also receive raffle tickets at the registration table and instructions on how to enter to win an It’s Our Air gift basket. Please see attached to find information regarding the event including parking information.

The event is located here:

Nature Research Center

William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center, 4th Floor

121 W Jones St,

Raleigh, NC 27603

There is a Green Square visitor parking deck (Deck 77 / Visitor Lot 3) labeled as a green rectangle below.  The entrance is on W. Edenton Street (approach from N Salisbury street).  You can also find a visitor parking map here  There is on street parking in some areas which require payment at a parking meter.

Google maps directions here

We cannot wait to see you at the event! Please call 919-707-8400 for directions or questions.


It's Our Air Launch Infomation

Please join us for the statewide launch of It’s Our Air!  

Governor Roy Cooper, DEQ Secretary Michael Regan, and Division of Air Quality Director Michael Abraczinskas will lead the celebration. The event will include a brief update on the state of the air in North Carolina, show highlights of the It's Our Air curriculum and present awards to key contributors and broadcast meteorologists. After the ceremony, we invite you to stay to observe some of the experiments that are in the curriculum, network with other professionals, and learn more about air pollution in North Carolina. We hope that you will help us celebrate the launch of this innovative curriculum and mark the beginning of the 2017 Ozone season.  Come see some eletric vechiles (EVs) created by North Carolina high school students as part of the EV challenge!  The event is open to everyone but registration is required.

It’s Our Air! is a free curriculum that includes a series of engaging activities and videos focused on air quality for the state's high school level Earth and Environmental Science teachers.  It’s Our Air! is designed to help students develop a better understanding of the science and technology that helps us explain, monitor, predict and protect air quality.  The event also will recognize educators and team members who developed It’s Our Air! as well as local meteorologists who help share the air quality forecasts with North Carolinians.  We look forward to seeing you at the event!


Please contact with any questions.

It's Our Air is a project of NC Air Awareness.  NC Air Awareness is a public outreach and education program of the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ). The goal of the program is to reduce air pollution though voluntary actions by individuals and organizations. The program seeks to educate individuals about the sources of air pollution and explain how the health effects of air pollution can be minimized by modification of outdoor activities on ozone action days. In addition, the program aims to inform the public of ways to minimize production of air pollutants to improve air quality over time.  


Please call 919-707-8400 and ask for a member of the NC Air Awareness team. Please email with any other questions.








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