What's the weather at Paradise Knoll?

| 10 Apr 2012 | 11:22

    OAK RIDGE — Paradise Knoll is now a WeatherBug.

    WeatherBug is the leading provider of consumer and professional weather products and services and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network. The school has installed a new WeatherBug weather station, including Web-based educational software tools. The station is able to provide weather data for meteorological teams at news stations across the country, to broadcast online and on-air. 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 the school district was part of a collaborative effort between school administrators, teachers and the PTA. The program will enable students at Paradise Knoll to more effectively understand the science of meteorology.

    “We are thrilled to have an operational weather station here at Paradise Knoll," said Jennifer Cenatiempo, principal at Paradise Knoll. "This program will allow us to bring weather to life for our students.”

    “WeatherBug is pleased to welcome the students and faculty of the Paradise Knoll Elementary School in Oak Ridge as the newest members of WeatherBug Schools Program,” said Frank McCathran, director of WeatherBug Education. “We are delighted that a new school in the area is able to provide local weather information.”

    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 kindergarten through 12th grade 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 and cameras located at the schools.

    For more information on the WeatherBug Schools Program, visit www.weatherbugschools.com.