ABOUT PROJECT WEATHER

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 News 13 Weather Experts!

PROJECT WEATHER FOR CHILDREN
Project Weather Activity Book
Pre-school book

The Project Weather Activity Books are great for preschool and elementary age children.

We developed and updated this 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 or Spectrum News 13 viewers can call Spectrum News 13 at 407-513-1300 to receive yours free.

The Project Weather Pre-school Kit includes two short videos about the water cycle and lightning safety.  Included in the bag are the Spectrum News 13 Project Weather pre-school book and thunder lions.

The preschool book introduces weather words and concepts for preschool aged children (3+).  These books are designed for parents to work together with their children.  The kits are distributed to public libraries and books are given out at weather related events.  Spectrum News 13 viewers can call 407-513-1300 to receive yours free.

PROJECT WEATHER SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

Spectrum News 13 is proud to present the Project Weather Scholarship Contest. A $1,000 check will be awarded to nine high school seniors in public, private or parochial schools who excel in science.

Applications for the 2018/19 contest:

The scholarship is granted as a part of Spectrum News 13's commitment to educating children about science and weather.

Here are our 2017-18 winners:

Savannah Olivas, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

Brevard County

Hannah Umpenhour, Flagler Palm Coast High School

Flagler County

Liliana Vela, East Ridge High School

Lake County

Bethany Tran, Vanguard High School

Marion County

Camila Isla, Cypress Creek High School

Orange County

Alejandra Bahena, Celebration High School

Osceola County

Jordan Tweedie, Lake Howell High School

Seminole County

Antonio Hernandez, South Sumter High School

Sumter County

Taylor Hibel, New Smyrna Beach High School

Volusia County

A $1,000 check will be presented at the Spectrum News 13 studios by a News 13 meteorologist.

Project Weather Scholarship Winners
Our most recent winners visited the Spectrum News 13 studio.
CURRENT FLORIDA WEATHER
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STUDIO TOURS

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 407-513-1300. 

No walk-ins.

SCHOOL NEWS

Does your school produce a morning news program?  You can have a professional look by using one of the Spectrum News 13 school news weather backgrounds provided here.

Weather maps

WEATHER WEDNESDAYS

Would your class like to video conference with a meteorologist?

Project Weather would like to give students a chance to ask weather questions from Spectrum News 13's Weather Experts.

If your classroom has the ability to Skype, contact Spectrum News 13 at 407-513-1300 to schedule your Weather Wednesday.

Sessions are on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. for 30 minutes. Students must be in the first grade or older. For children younger than the first grade, we recommend the Spectrum News 13 Project Weather Activity Books.

Weather Wednesday
PROJECT WEATHER SCIENCE KITS

The Science Kits include:

  • Weather in the Florida Classroom book
  • Laminated hurricane tracking charts
  • Weather video
  • Weather related handouts/questions coordinating with the video
  • Posters:  Disaster Supply Kit, Clouds, The Water Cycle, Weather Tools & Symbols

Spectrum News 13 has been distributing science kits to public school sixth-grade science teachers in the Spectrum News 13 viewing area for several years (some counties choose to receive them in a different grade). Filled with various educational and interactive science activities, the News 13 Project Weather Science Kits are a big hit.

Private school teachers and home-schoolers in the Spectrum News 13 viewing area can call 1-407-513-1300 to get a free kit while supplies last.

TEACHER AND SCOUT RESOURCES ... AND A 'GIFT FOR TEACHING'
Project Weather resources

Spectrum News 13 is your resource for science-related educational materials.

These can be used by public and private school teachers and home schoolers. Even Cub Scout Leaders and Girl Scout Leaders can use the resources for badge requirements. 

Periodically check back on the Project Weather page for new information.

Gift for Teaching

Spectrum News 13 provides Project Weather Activity Books to A Gift for Teaching for Orange and Osceola County teachers to receive class sets.  Spectrum News 13 meteorologists also attend some Pencil Boy Express mobile events throughout the school year to distribute Project Weather Activity Books to teachers.

SPROUTS & SEEDLINGS CHILDREN'S GARDEN

Spectrum News 13 is the proud sponsor of the Sprouts & Seedlings Children's Garden at the Central Florida Zoo!  This interactive exhibit allows children to get outside and explore nature and see what things they might find in their own backyard. 

The Sprouts & Seedlings program is geared towards pre-school children, ages 2-5, and happens every Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30am-10:30am.  This program features speakers from the zoo talking about a variety of topics on nature.