project weather school

Spectrum Bay News 9 Project Weather is made up of interactive educational resources to help prepare students for the future. Students will need skills in science, technology, engineering or math for 80 percent of jobs in the next 10 years. Therefore, educating kids about weather sciences is the perfect subject for the Spectrum Bay News 9 Weather Experts!

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PROJECT WEATHER SCIENCE KITS

Spectrum Bay News 9 distributes science kits to public school sixth-grade science teachers in the Tampa Bay area. These kits include:

Private school and Homeschool teachers in the Spectrum Bay News 9 viewing area can call 1-727-329-2300 to get a free kit while supplies last.

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Project Weather School

PROJECT WEATHER SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

Spectrum Bay News 9 is proud to present the Project Weather Scholarship Contest. A $1,000 check will be awarded to seven high school seniors in public, private or parochial schools who excel in science.

The $1,000 check will be presented at Spectrum Bay News 9. The scholarship is granted as a part of Bay News 9's commitment to educating children about science and weather.

Each eligible student will be asked to provide the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Written Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation from a current high school teacher
  • Current copy of high school transcript for proof of GPA

Applications for 2021/22 Project Weather Scholarship Contest:

2020/2021 Project Weather Scholarship Winners:

Emma Craig - St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Manatee County

Genevieve Kennedy- Crystal River High School, Citrus County

Sean Kennedy - Frank W. Springstead High School, Hernando County

Benjamin McQuatters- River Ridge High School, Pasco County

Emily Parrish - Seminole High School, Pinellas County

Sarah True - Frostproof Middle-Senior High School, Polk County

Sagnik Yarlagadda - Strawberry Crest High School, Hillsborough County

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PROJECT WEATHER ACTIVITY BOOK
Book

We developed the Project Weather Activity Book to answer common weather-related questions and turn them into fun, educational puzzles for kids.

They are given out at hurricane expos and weather related events.

Spectrum Bay News 9 viewers can call 727-329-2300 to receive a free copy.

PROJECT WEATHER PRESCHOOL BOOK
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The Project Weather Preschool Book introduces weather words and concepts for preschool age children (3+) and are designed for parents to work together with their children.

These books are distributed to public libraries and preschools and are given out at community eents. Libraries, preschools or viewers can call 727-329-2300 to receive free books while supplies last.

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WEATHER WEDNESDAYS

Every Wednesday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., for 30 minutes a Spectrum Bay News 9 Meteorologist gives students a chance to ask their weather questions in a live video conference with your class.

TEACHER AND SCOUT EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Spectrum Bay News 9 is your resource for science-related educational materials pefect for use by public, private and homeschool teachers. Even Cub Scout Leaders and Girl Scout Leaders can use these materials as resources for badge requirements.

SCHOOL NEWS

Does your school produce a morning news program? Create a professional look by using one of the Spectrum Bay News 9 school news weather backgrounds povided here. WEATHER MAPS

STUDIO TOURS

Spectrum Bay News 9 is not accepting reservations for studio tours at this time.  Thank you for understanding. 

Studio tours are given to organized groups on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Visitors must be at least 9 years old. Groups should have at least six people but no more than 20. To schedule a studio tour call 727-329-2300. No walk-ins.

GREAT EXPLORATIONS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Great Explorations

Great Explorations Children's Museum is Tampa Bay's first children's museum supporting a safe, hands on practical learning environment. 

Bay News 9 Project Weather is at the Great Explorations Children's Museum in St. Petersburg!

Kids can play with and learn about the water cycle.  Plus they can put on a Bay News 9 blazer and get in front of the chroma key wall to report the news while others watch -them on the tv monitor.  

The museum is located at 1925 Fourth Street North with plenty of free parking.  You can also book birthday parties at the museum.   Call 727-821-8992.

EXPLORATIONS V CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland is home to a replica of a working TV news station. Complete with anchor desk, weather maps and camera, children can put on a Bay News 9 blazer and re-enact severe weather news situations.

Brought to the museum by Bay News 9, the exhibit provides hands-on learning for children and their families.

The museum is located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland.  Host your birthday party at the greatest place in town.  863-687-3869

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GLAZER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Glazer Children's Museum

Bay News 9 Rain or Shine!

The Glazer Children's Museum in downtown Tampa is a fun-filled learning adventure. The mission of the museum is to create learning environments where children play, discover and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders.

The Bay News 9 Rain or Shine exhibit does just that. Kids can make it rain, lightning and thunder, while learning about weather and the weather cycle.

The museum is located 1t 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. You can also book Birthday Parties with the museum. Hourly parking is available in the Poe Garage at Ashley and Cass Streets. The musem can be reached at 813-443-3861.

CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM

At the Clearwater Aquarium, find out how Bay News 9 was part of the movies Dolphin Tale and its sequel Dolphin Tale 2! Be sure to say hi to Winter while you're there.

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