project weather school

During this difficult time Spectrum News wants to help children continue to learn in a fun way. We are launching Project Weather School to help children learn about weather directly from Spectrum News meteorologists. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. we will share an interactive weather lesson from one of our weather experts right here.

Project Weather School


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!


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 2020/21 contest:

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

2019/2020 Project Weather Scholarship Winners:

Katelyn Alison - New Smyrna Beach High School, Volusia County

Joan M. Burgos Melendez - Belleview High School, Marion County

Daniel LeGros - East Ridge High School, Lake County

Rachel Pyros - Hagerty High School, Seminole County

Adriana Rivas - Winter Park High School, Orange County

Jennise Santiago - Gateway High School, Osceola County

Maximus Schieman - Satellite High School, Brevard County

Project Weather Scholarship Winners

Spectrum News 13 has been distributing science kits to public school sixth-grade science teachers in the News 13 viewing area for several years. They include:

  • Weather in the Florida Classroom book
  • Laminated hurricane tracking charts
  • Weather video
  • Weather related handouts/questions coordinating with the video and posters

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.'




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


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.


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 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 Preschool 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+) and are designed for parents to work together with their children.  The kits are distributed to public libraries and preschools.  The books are giiven out at community events.  Libraries or preschools can call 407-513-1300 to receive a free kit or viewers can call to receive a free book while supplies last.  

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 at the Central Florida Zoo
Sprouts & Seedlings Children's Garden at the Central Florida Zoo


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.