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 mark.wool@noaa.gov or call (850) 942-8833 during normal business hours.

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Weather Awareness and Preparedness Publications & Brochures

Topic
National Weather Service
Federal Emergency Management Agency
American Red Cross
General
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
Tornadoes...Nature's Most Violent Storms
Safety Tips: Before, During & After
 Safety Tips
(en español)
Lightning
Lightning Safety
Fact Sheet: Before, During & After
 Safety Tips
(en español)
Floods

 

Floods - The Awesome Power

Low Water Crossings

Turn Around Don't DrownTM

 

Fact Sheet: Before, During & After
 

 Safety Tips
(en español)

 

Returning Home

Hurricanes

 

 

Hurricane Awareness

 

 

FAQ
 

 

Fact Sheet: Before, During & After
 

  Safety Tips
(en español)

 

 Returning Home

Excessive Heat
Heat Waves
Fact Sheet: Before, During & After
Safety Tips
(en español)
Drought
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)
Wildfires
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

NASA/NOAA SciJinks http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/weather/
CDC Natural Disasters http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/
NOAA Education Resources www.education.noaa.gov
Weather Coloring Books for Kids www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/bm/bm_main.html
OAR's Education Links www.oar.noaa.gov/education/
Storm Prediction Center www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/
National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.shtml
NSSL weather room www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/
NCDC www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/climate/climatedata.html
UCAR Meteorology Education & Training meted.ucar.edu/index.htm
Hurricane FAQs www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html
Globe Project www.globe.gov

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 www.erh.noaa.gov/cle/education/edu.html
WFO Raleigh Classroom Weather www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/education
Interactive Map for all NWS Homepages www.srh.noaa.gov/
SE Regional Climate Center Education Center http://www.sercc.com/education

Other NWS Resources

Playtime for Kids http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/reachout/kidspage.shtml
Interactive Weather Information Network weather.gov/

Other Federal Government Educational Resources

NASA For Kids Only Kids.earth.nasa.gov
NASA's S'COOL asd-www.larc.nasa.gov/SCOOL/
Other NASA Education Material http://nasadaacs.eos.nasa.gov/index.html
Even more NASA Education Links http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/index.html
FEMA for Kids - Safety Rules www.fema.gov/kids/
USGS Education Pages water.usgs.gov/education.html

University Educational Resources

U. Cal. Irvine K-12 Lesson Plans www.martindalecenter.com
FSU-Explores www.met.fsu.edu/explores/
Penn State Weather Q & A weather.psu.edu/weather/qapg/index.html
Plymouth State Cloud Boutique vortex.plymouth.edu/clouds.html
Plymouth State - Here Comes the Sun vortex.plymouth.edu/sun.html

American Meteorological Society Resources

AMS Homepage www.ametsoc.org/AMS/
Careers in Meteorology www.ametsoc.org/AMS/pubs/careers.html
Project Datastreme www.ametsoc.org/dstreme/

Other Resources

Foundation for Water/Energy Education - Hydrologic Cycle www.fwee.org/hlogic.html
Red Cross Resources http://www.redcross.org/
Science Fair Info. www.scifair.org
Canadian Science Fair Homepage www.stemnet.nf.ca

Abbreviations

FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency
NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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