MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY OFFERS FREE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT THE NATION'S VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS
response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is forcing schools nationwide to go to
virtual classrooms the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) will offer
free distance learning programs three times a week to support educators in
their efforts to provide remote learning opportunities. Students and weather enthusiasts can connect
live to the highest peak in the Northeastern US, Mount Washington, New
Hampshire, as Weather Observers and Education Specialists at MWO present Facebook
Live sessions called “Home of the World’s Worst Weather Live.”
will be offered weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11:15 AM EST. The
programs are targeted for grades 3-8 and expand on MWO’s well-established
distance learning program that connects students across the country to the
excitement and science taking place in the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”.
content will vary with Mondays being focused on a special topic starting with
“How to Take a Weather Observation” exploring the basic components of
weather. Themes will cover other topics
including summit research, climate education, the 231 MPH record wind to what
it’s like to live and work as a scientist in such a remarkable place. There
will also be an opportunity for viewers and educators to suggest topics for
and Thursday MWO’s summit scientists will take 15 minutes to share the latest
weather conditions and forecasts from high above treeline, followed by a
Q&A session in real-time.
programs will be uploaded to MWO’s website at mountwashington.org/classroom
for use outside the regularly scheduled time. Additionally, the site will
provide resources and activities related to the science of weather. For more information about this program visit
mountwashington.org or follow us on social media at Facebook/MWObs to be kept
up-to-date on the latest program topics.
Mount Washington Observatory:
Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution
with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the
Earth's weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring
the elements from its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, using
this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more
information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit MountWashington.org.