Southfield Public Library is collaborating with WDIV Local 4, the National Weather Service, NOAA, the City of Southfield and Planit to host the second annual WeatherFest! WeatherFest is a unique rally event for weather education, called The Young Meteorologist Program. It will be held Wednesday, May 10th. Your 3rd – 8th grade students are invited to join this free and fun event!
NOAA/NWS’ Owlie Skywarn will be there to help with the program. Owlie Skywarn is the NWS severe weather preparedness hero who helps prepare our nation’s kids for flash floods, climate change, storms, tornadoes and more, through an online game and teacher guides created with NOAA and the Satellite Educators Association.
The PLANIT NOW and The NWS‘s Young Meteorologist Program is a free, online game that takes kids on a severe weather preparedness adventure. Players encounter lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms — all while learning severe weather science and safety. Players who successfully complete the game earn a Young Meteorologist Certificate. The website also provides Young Meteorologists opportunities to put their knowledge to work through launching community service projects.
The rally will connect children and educators with this game and with first responders and civic leaders in our community to help show the children how we’ll come together when needed to ensure that they are as safe as possible in the event of a severe weather event in our community.
They hope you will agree that this event is a wonderful opportunity to come together in strength to help our children feel safe while having fun! It’s also a great way to engage kids in weather and science through hands-on, experiential learning.
You are invited to bring groups of students to the library for the event. The program lasts for 2 hours and 15 minutes with three different stations at 45 minutes each.
The first program begins at 9 am with a kickoff event and then stations begin promptly at 9:15 am and run through 11:30 am. Slots are open for 240 students plus teachers and chaperones.
The second program begins promptly at 11:30 am and runs through 1:45 pm. Slots are open for 160 students plus teachers and chaperones.
While the program is free, they cannot provide transportation, nor refreshments. There are a limited amount of slots available, which will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
To reserve your space or ask any questions, please contact Outreach Librarian Kelly Rembert at 248-796-4367 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find more information online at: www.planitnow.org and http://www.weather.gov/owlie/. See pictures from their 2016 inaugural event and find out more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1252219894860826/?active_tab=discussion.
Southfield Public Library
Southfield, Michigan 48076