Monday, 10 January 2005: 5:00 PM
The NOAA and NWS outreach program for educators
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) continues to evolve its support to the education community, mainly teachers and students. New education material developed by NOAA and NWS conform to education standards. NWS provides awareness and preparedness materials to the education community to help inform the general public how to minimize their risk against severe weather events in their community. NWS material for the education community includes internet web sites, prototype interactive programs, publications and posters. The NWS has an outreach person in each local field office to work with local communities and educators to provide useful products and services. The NWS has recently produced a new web site for high school teachers and students. A middle school project, “Xtreme Weather” is ready for testing in middle schools. A newly revised of the popular weather book, “Owlie Skywarn” has been printed and is suitable for elementary students. Collaborating with organizations such as the American Red Cross, The Weather Channel, the American Meteorological Society, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Homeland Security allows the NWS to broaden its reach into local schools, communities and the general public.