Welcome to What’s Up Eastie!!! a Zumix Radio show about local, East Boston issues. On this show we talk about the local context, then zoom out to take a big picture view. Local youth, residents, activists, and politicians stop by the show to break down the issues so please listen in…
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As part of CASL (Communities Advancing Science Literacy, a New England Aquarium program conducted in collaboration with East Boston community organizations Eastie Farm, Zumix, Harborkeepers, and Piers Park Sailing Center), Earth Sciences Teacher Molly Niedbala has been engaging with a group of teenagers (working at Eastie Farm during Summer 2019) over a 6 week period to
assess their knowledge of climate science and options for community-scale solutions
provide education through discussions and practical demonstrations at the farm
test their learning at the end of Summer
Here’s Molly discussing that experience on What’s up Eastie?
How clean is the air in East Boston? Is there anything you can do about the so called ultra-fine particulate matter that have been linked to pulmonary diseases especially in children? East Boston residents and Mothers Out Front – East Boston Chapter members Julia Burell and Gaby Perry were on What’s up Eastie? discussing their campaign to clean indoor air in East Boston, along with Professor Scott Hersey from Olin College of Engineering. Julia Burell is also a member of Airport Impact Relief Inc. Earlier this year, working with Olin College, AIR Inc. launched an air quality monitoring network in East Boston.
This is the first show on What’s up Eastie in a series of Science shows, part of the New England Aquarium’s CASL (Communities Advancing Science Literacy) program. Eastie Farm, Harborkeepers, Piers Park Sailing Center, and Zumix are part of the CASL coalition.