ENVIRONMENTAL WEATHER EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

Are you looking for some innovative and interesting ways to convey weather concepts to your students (and learn more about meteorology and the environment yourself), then this special educational program (an environmental weather education workshop) hosted by the West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (WCFLAMS) is for you. The WCFLAMS is offering this workshop for elementary school teachers in grades 3-5. But, don’t look for boring lectures here.  Our weather experts will engage you in hands-on, mind-on activities that you can take right back to your classroom.  Most importantly we will provide you with the materials to do these activities in your classroom!  If you attended last year, you can still come this year as the majority of the materials will be new.

In this workshop you will learn how the weather affects the environment here in Tampa Bay.  We will guide you through hands-on activities you can use with your students to demonstrate how the water cycle cleans our polluted water, how watersheds become polluted from rainfall runoff, how fertilized soil contributes to water pollution, and the relationship between the summer rains and water pollution.  Participants will also receive a rainfall gauge to use in their classroom and learn how they and their students can become rainfall observers for the national Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow network (cocorahs.org).  We will also present on how the weather affects Tampa Bay by contributing to harmful algae blooms, fish kills, and cold weather stress as well as how Florida’s climate is suitable to our many invasive species.

To register for this program—please email WCFLAMS outreach chairperson David Faysash.  Space is limited for this workshop and once you RSVP we will provide you details on how to register with your school district’s professional development system so that you can earn in-service points.

More information and scheduled dates on flyer.

Summary of the last workshop.


CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

Do you teach climate change in your classroom?  Do you want to learn more about this subject and how climate change will affect Tampa Bay and Florida?  Then we have the right workshop for you.

In this workshop you will learn about the evidence for climate change, the science behind why our planet’s climate is changing, and how climate change will likely impact the world, the southeast United States, Florida, and Tampa Bay.  In addition we will go over several activities from the American Meteorological Society that you can use in your classroom to teach about Earth’s climate system. 

To register for this program—please email WCFLAMS outreach chairperson David Faysash.  Space is limited for this workshop and once you RSVP we will provide you details on how to register with your school district’s professional development system so that you can earn in-service points.

More information and scheduled dates on flyer.


In return for the materials that we are providing we ask that teachers provide us feedback on how they used the activities in their classroom and photos of students doing the activities.

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