Teacher Turns Art Class into Study on the Quality of Air We Breathe

Herriman High students show off their artworkGraphics Arts teacher Megan Mettmann wanted to give her students a unique kind of meaningful art project that would translate into something lasting in their lives. She came up with the topic of “air we breathe.”

Then Ms. Mettmann asked her students to design, write and illustrate small books that could be used in local libraries to educate people about protecting the quality of air in Utah.

After an air quality presentation by ‘Breathe Utah,’ the students were armed with information they needed to write their books. The results are pretty amazing. Students say they learned a lot about protecting our precious air and are now anxious to share what they have learned.

The one-of-a-kind books will be placed in the Herriman High School media center and shared with elementary schools throughout Jordan School District. Breathe Utah will also receive some of the books to use in presentations around the state.

Congratulations to Ms. Mettmann and her students for turning art into action for the environment.

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