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Teaching Students About Weather and Weather Safety

One of the most important ways that the Riverton office of the National Weather Service helps prepare the public for hazardous weather is through our school outreach program.  The NWS in Riverton is available to bring educational and  interactive multimedia presentations direct to your classroom.  Presentations are typically 45 to 50 minutes in length, but modifications can be made to accommodate your needs.  Just contact NWS Riverton Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones via e-mail or call 1-800-211-1448 to schedule a fun presentation for your students.  Help us spread the word about weather safety and weather education in western and central Wyoming.

The NWS office in Riverton has available a guide to help school administrators and teachers develop a severe weather emergency plan for their school.  The guide contains vital information to prepare teachers, administrators, and school bus drivers for hazardous weather.  To request your own copy contact Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones via e-mail or call 1-800-211-1448.

Teachers and school administrators are encouraged to attend a spotter training course at least once every two years.  Also, every school and each district headquarters should be equipped with a NOAA Weather Radio.  Links to other resources are provided below for teachers and school administrators.  We hope that these resources will help you prepare your students for hazardous weather.

Pamphlets
(Adobe Acrobat Format)

Winter Storms Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, & Lightning
Floods...The Awesome Power Low Water Crossings - Hidden Danger
NOAA Weather Radio Hurricanes
Heatwave Basic Spotter's Guide

Safety Links

Turn Around Don't Drown NWS Weather Safety
Safe Boating Tips Spotter's Guide
Educational Links

NOAA Education Page FEMA for Kids
Owlie Skywarn Homepage

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