Our region’s dirty air is a big problem. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun with it, right?
GASP – the Group Against Smog and Pollution – is trying to make learning about air pollution and its impacts on our health a little more engaging. Or gross, depending on who you ask.
At the Pittsburgh nonprofit’s new exhibit you can make boogers (slime) laced with pollution (beads and sequins) and pick a giant nose to learn facts about air pollution. But it’s the real. live. pig. lungs that have the kids (and adults) most excited. Here’s a video of them in action:
This pig probably didn’t smoke. Or grown up in Pittsburgh. It’s lungs are nice and pink and hold a LOT of air.
You, too, can pump up some real pig lungs, dress up as an air quality super hero, or pick the giant nose — you know you want to.
IF YOU GO:
GASP’s Air Fair is open Thursday, Aug. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Assemble on Penn Avenue in Garfield. There will even be air pollution desserts! Parts of the exhibit will remain on display for the rest of August.