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MWO Outreach Heading South in March... Book a Program for Your School!

There may be no better way to help children learn something than by getting them engaged, excited and involved. That's exactly what Mount Washington Observatory's Michelle Cruz does-- just ask any one of her 7,000 students that she interacts with each year!

If you live in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey or the greater New York City area, here's your chance to bring a little bit of Mount Washington right to your own schools!

Michelle and the Observatory's Educational Outreach program is headed south for an eleven day tour of schools, community centers and civic organizations throughout the region. The tour takes place March 12-23, 2007 and space is available to add several stops to the tour.

So, if you're interested in having an interactive, exciting weather program visit your school or organization sign up now.  All you need to do is sign up online! We encourage all potential schools and groups to sign up quickly, as dates will be filled soon.


Thanks to the support of Subaru of America, Cruz is able to bring the science of weather directly into the classroom. She packs up the Subaru “Weathermobile” and hits the road, destined to visit schools throughout northern New England and beyond. Bringing interactive, hands-on weather programs into classrooms, not only supports the Observatory's mission, but also allows the Observatory to support the weather segment of most elementary and middle school standards.

By using visual aides such as an air cannon to explain air pressure; a Van de Graaf generator to explain lightning safety; a bouncing globe to show how weather patterns travel and slides to explain the hourly observations that are conducted by Mount Washington's observers, students are able to better understand the basic concepts of weather. Students earn an understanding through "doing", and this is accomplished through the interactive, hands-on activities applied in the outreach program. 

 "Not only are these programs about educating students about the dynamics and basic concepts of weather, but it is also about encouragement," says Cruz. "By participating in these programs, students are reaffirmed that yes, they can do the science."

To schedule an Outreach Program at your organization or school, sign up online or call (800) 706-0432, ext. 225 today! And, if March doesn’t fit your schedule inquire about May 7 – 18, when Michelle takes the show on the road to your location again!

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