BRUNSWICK With The installation of a new Weatherbug weather station, St. Ambrose School has become a part of the national Weatherbug Schools program.
WeatherBug is a of consumer and professional weather products and services and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network.
The school’s new station is able to provide weather data for meteorological teams and on its website. The weather station will also be used to enhance the science, technology and math school curriculum using the WeatherBug Achieve program.
Bringing the WeatherBug Schools Program to Saint Ambrose was part of a collaborative effort between Saint Ambrose Day School and the Saint Ambrose Grant Committee. The program will enable students at Saint Ambrose to more effectively understand the science of meteorology.
The WeatherBug Schools Program is committed to working with schools and provide an engaging teaching tool for students nationwide. The WeatherBug interactive software program, WeatherBug Achieve, enables teachers to apply real-world conditions to help teach skills and concepts in math, science and geography. Teachers and students in K-12 have access to weather local weather conditions from any of the 8,000 WeatherBug sites across the country.
Using WeatherBug Achieve, teachers can also create customized learning activities based on current and historical weather conditions from the WeatherBug stations located at the schools.
“Students in all grade levels will be able to actively use weather data in order track, discuss and expand upon a multitude of Science and Math concepts throughout the year,” said Laurie Hamzik, Science teacher at Saint Ambrose School. “This on-hand, real time local data will allow for teachers at all grade levels to tap into the creation of a wide variety of charts and graphs. As a result of the WeatherBug technology, all students will become familiar with weather instruments, especially how and why they are used to help predict weather.”
Brunswick residents also have the ability to track weather conditions at Saint Ambrose School by visiting www.WeatherBug.com or downloading the app to any mobile device.
Frank McCathran, Director of WeatherBug Education, said the organization is pleased to welcome the students and faculty of the Saint Ambrose School, as the newest members of WeatherBug Schools program.
Contact Lisik at (216) 986-2356.