Environmental Monitoring Projects: Learn About New Kits by Kithub

New Kits Are Coming Thanks To Feedback From Our Customers

Hands-on and Accessible Science-Technology Projects for All Learners

KitHub is heading into its 5th year of providing hands-on science and technology projects to schools, libraries, out of school organizations, families, hobbyists, research institutes, and governments.

Since the day we launched, our vision of a worldwide community of learners that are interested in solving real-world problems using science and technology continues to drive our mission to design and curate effective hands-on education and environmental monitoring programs that are accessible to everyone.

All of the projects we provide have been a result of feedback from our customers. Over the course of the past year, we asked you, our current and potential customers from around the world, what projects you are most interested in learning and teaching to others.

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You told us that in addition to expanding the creative STEAM programs for educators, you want projects that focus on one of the most pressing and critical issues that all of us face today, environmental pollution.

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Everyone has the right to monitor and understand their environment and how it affects their health and wellbeing, but public monitoring devices are either not available, not close enough to home, school and the workplace, or the data is not shared in an easily understood format.

There are devices on the market that monitor pollution, but many of them are not research quality, and worse, many are no better than a fashion accessory. We want to change that.

Environmental monitoring aligns with our company values, the work we have been doing with our partner Safecast and their radiation monitoring device, as certified teachers with GLOBE and in keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In the coming year we will be releasing projects that include pollutant and nature monitoring and with our signature kit design of everything ready-to-go out-of-the-box and easy to follow instructions and lesson plans.

Input From Customers

These are some of the highlights after reviewing customer feedback:

  • Air quality monitoring (particulate) is the most requested project for all regions and types of customers.
  • It was a pleasant surprise to discover that there is a lot of interest in monitoring natural habitats.
  • There's an interest in understanding soil that goes beyond moisture monitoring that's related to the increase in home and school vegetable gardens and a higher demand for organic produce. 

Environmental Project

Customers

Air Quality Monitoring

Community Scientists
Hobbyists
Elementary School Teachers
Parents
Residents impacted by wildfires

Nature Monitoring (trees and plants)

Afterschool Facilitators
Middle/High School Teachers
Parents

Soil Measurements (moisture and pH)

Hobbyists

Elementary School Teachers

Water Quality Monitoring

Parents
Middle/High School Teachers

Weather and Climate Data

Afterschool Facilitators
Elementary School Teachers
Parents

Wildlife Monitoring

Hobbyists
Middle/High School Teachers
Parents

Smoky building

California Resident

Air Pollution

"I'm a resident in an area with regular wildfires and even more regular controlled burns.  Me and my neighbors' sinuses are getting worse year by year. We need to know when to stay inside."

Interested In These Projects?

We look forward to releasing these projects to you and will continue to ask for your input and feedback. If you want to share thoughts right now, please comment below.

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About the Author

Tara Tiger Brown is a technologist and author exploring the intersection of the environment, education, and wellbeing. As founder and CEO of KitHub, she develops STEAM education programs focused on hands-on learning and environmental monitoring.