Education and Outreach

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Tallahassee maintains a very active educational outreach program. This includes both visiting schools and inviting students to the office to view office technology and see first-hand how a meteorologist prepares a forecast. WFO Tallahassee personnel have presented general topics on weather to elementary school students; performed as science fair judges in middle schools; conducted in-depth reviews of aviation weather at a high school ROTC program; and lectured to college students at Florida State University on life as a forecaster in the NWS and many other office programs. Many students and teachers are unaware of the varied resources available from NOAA, various other federal agencies, the American Meteorological Society and sundry private sources. The following is a list of easily available outreach resources geared to all school levels and used by this office. This page will be updated monthly and we welcome any suggestions or additions. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an outreach activity please contact Mark Wool at or call (850) 942-8833 during normal business hours.

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Weather Awareness and Preparedness Publications & Brochures

National Weather Service
Federal Emergency Management Agency
American Red Cross
List of Brochures
Publication Library
General Preparedness
(en español)
Rip Currents
Break the Grip of the Rip
Severe Storms
Color Brochure (PDF)
Fact Sheet: Before, During & After
 Safety Tips
(en español)
Tornadoes...Nature's Most Violent Storms
Safety Tips: Before, During & After
 Safety Tips
(en español)
Lightning Safety
Fact Sheet: Before, During & After
 Safety Tips
(en español)


Floods - The Awesome Power

Low Water Crossings

Turn Around Don't DrownTM


Fact Sheet: Before, During & After

 Safety Tips
(en español)


Returning Home




Hurricane Awareness





Fact Sheet: Before, During & After

  Safety Tips
(en español)


 Returning Home

Excessive Heat
Heat Waves
Fact Sheet: Before, During & After
Safety Tips
(en español)
U.S. Drought Portal
Water Conservation
Sun Exposure
UV Index
Marine Weather
Mariner's Guide to Marine Weather Services (PDF)

Safe Boating

Winter Weather
Winter Weather Awareness

Winter Storms - The Deceptive Killers

Fact Sheet: Before, During & After
 Safety Tips
(en español)
National Interagency Fire Center
Fact Sheet: Before, During & After
 Safety Tips
(en español
For Kids
NWS Playtime for Kids
FEMA for Kids - The Disaster Area
 Masters of Disaster Curriculum Kit

DOC/NOAA Educational Resources

CDC Natural Disasters
NOAA Education Resources
Weather Coloring Books for Kids
OAR's Education Links
Storm Prediction Center
National Hurricane Center
NSSL weather room
UCAR Meteorology Education & Training
Hurricane FAQs
Globe Project

National Weather Service Educational Resources

Weather Forecast Offices

WFO Birmingham Weather for Kids & Teachers /bmx/kids/weather_kids.html
WFO Jackson Educational Resources /jan/education_resources.php
WFO Memphis Educational Resources /meg/education.php
WFO Morristown Weather Education /mrx/education.php
WFO Little Rock Outreach Page /lzk/html/reachout.htm
WFO Amarillo Links for Kids /ama/?n=education
WFO Cleveland Education Page
WFO Raleigh Classroom Weather
Interactive Map for all NWS Homepages
SE Regional Climate Center Education Center

Other NWS Resources

Playtime for Kids
Interactive Weather Information Network

Other Federal Government Educational Resources

NASA For Kids Only
Other NASA Education Material
Even more NASA Education Links
FEMA for Kids - Safety Rules
USGS Education Pages

University Educational Resources

U. Cal. Irvine K-12 Lesson Plans
Penn State Weather Q & A
Plymouth State Cloud Boutique
Plymouth State - Here Comes the Sun

American Meteorological Society Resources

AMS Homepage
Careers in Meteorology
Project Datastreme

Other Resources

Foundation for Water/Energy Education - Hydrologic Cycle
Red Cross Resources
Science Fair Info.
Canadian Science Fair Homepage


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NCDC: National Climatic Data Center
NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSSL: National Severe Storms Laboratory
NWS: National Weather Service
UCAR: University Center for Atmospheric Research
USGS: United States Geological Survey
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