Weather Academy is a program designed to teach area school children about how weather works and how to stay safe when severe weather threatens. Since 2005, the Stormtracker 18 Weather meteorologists have hosted the program at elementary schools in Eau Claire and around the Chippewa Valley.
There are two parts to the Weather Academy program: an assembly and an open house. The assembly is a presentation lasting about one hour during the school day. Students at the host school learn about weather processes and severe weather through experiments and visual aids. The open house is after school, usually from 5 PM to 6:30 PM. A casual event, students are welcome to bring their families and close friends to learn more about weather, see experiments, draw weather pictures for the Daybreak show, and be part of a live television broadcast.
If you're interested in having a Weather Academy at your school, go back to the previous page and fill out the form! Please note that the schedule to host a "full" Weather Academy is booked through the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Our meteorologists do make classroom visits upon request.