Augmenting existing earth science instruction while providing children with a “real world” look at weather forecasting, NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU recently announced the launch of Weather Kids, a new initiative designed to build early awareness of important weather terminology and the dangers of severe weather to students in Long Island.
“Our StormTeam4 weather experts are committed to keeping viewers and their families safe and informed. They also know that it is never too early to learn important weather terms and how to prepare for severe weather, regardless of the season. This is why WNBC has designed this exciting new community initiative, which will offer students real-world weather instruction led by the names they know and trust,” said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC 4 New York.
The launch of this new program coincides with the height of the Atlantic hurricane season and will continue through the winter months. Through monthly visits scheduled individually by station and in duopoly, StormTeam4 and La Autoridad en El Tiempo team members will demonstrate to students in grades 4 through 6 how they track and forecast local weather. They will also offer important tips for staying safe regardless of the outside conditions and answer questions from students.
“Severe weather impacts all of us, regardless of where we live and what language we speak. Our La Autoridad en El Tiempo weather team is passionate about serving our local communities, particularly students interested in learning more about our natural environment,” said Cristina Schwarz, president and general manager of Telemundo 47. “We are thrilled to offer our weather experts to local schools to further build greater awareness of weather patterns, terms and technology.”
—Submitted by NBCUniversal