Environmental education takes an important role for progress and development of environmental awareness. Though practical environmental monitoring is presumed to be the most efficacious for environmental education, it is not realistic to introduce instrumental analysis, which is standard method for environmental monitoring, in the field of school education. For this educational purpose, it is very convenient to apply the diffusive air sampler methods for their usability and economical efficiency. A variety of these kinds of samplers have been developed to estimate ambient air pollution and respiratory exposure of chemical substances for public health use. In this paper, some applications of these samplers for environmental education use were demonstrated.
Early to Middle Miocene Moniwa Formation constituent of the Natori Group is distributed Southwestern part of Sendai City. This Formation consists mainly of conglomerate and calcareous sandstone yields many kinds of Molluscan fossils show warm shallow sea environs, so called “Kadonosawa fauna”. In the Kita-akaishi area, basal conglomerate of the Moniwa Formation and sandstone overlying the conglomerate are well observed. Because of the safely to collect abundant fossils, the basal conglomerate has been often used for school and social geological educations. However, as the fossils from the sandstone have poor state of preservation, the sandstone has almost never been used for educations. In this report, author describes the horizon yields a lot of gastropods fossils from above mentioned sandstone with bryozoans and crustaceans. This horizon has the possibility for Geological Education use.