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Taking weather to the classroom

Binghampton Christian Academy students get an upclose look at the WMC Storm Tracker Binghampton Christian Academy students get an upclose look at the WMC Storm Tracker
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

This week I had the opportunity to take the WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracker to Binghampton Christian Academy.

It was a fun day for the students and for me. I got the chance to bring an amazing piece of technology that we use to track storms right to the kids to see and to touch and interact with. The kids were intrigued because they got to see first hand some of the technology that we use to do our job.

School visits like this are a wonderful opportunity for myself and the the other members of the First Alert weather team to take the science of weather and meteorology to the classroom and to make what we do easier to understand and comprehend. Throughout the course of the school year we visit dozens of classes from K-12 sharing our knowledge of weather. With every visit we strive to educate young minds and inspire the kids we meet.

Our goal isn't just to inspire them to pursue a career in weather, our goal is to inspire them to be excited about education and the fun of learning new things and expanding their curiosity and way of thinking.

Over the years I've visited so many schools that I've lost count, but every time I visit a school and meet with those kids I get excited about possibly sharing some knowledge that may encourage them to expand on those ideas and seek out more information on a subject or topic that they may not have thought about before. I also encourage each of them to follow their dreams and to dream big because after all our dreams should inspire us.

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