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Colleen Karl of the Edenton-Chowan Environmental Group is set to discuss, when she speaks next month during a “History for Lunch” program at the Museum of the Albemarle, the use of air sensors that capture increases in air particles that may be released from Cyanobacteria algal blooms.
The program on the PurpleAir project is set for noon Wednesday, April 19, at the Elizabeth City museum’s Gaither Auditorium or by Zoom. Register in advance through the museum’s Facebook page or website and receive a link to attend the lecture remotely.
The sensors installed across northeast North Carolina, including at the Museum of the Albemarle, are designed to measure small particles and convert them to a usable index of air quality. The real-time data is continuously updated on a map, according to the museum.
The project has been made possible by the Community Collaborative Research Grant Program, supported by North Carolina Sea Grant and the state’s Water Resources Research Institute, in partnership with the William R. Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science based at North Carolina State University.
The virtual program is supported by Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle.
The Museum of the Albemarle at 501 S. Water St., Elizabeth City serves Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties. The museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.