The following are examples of external visits we provide to the community. Any group can request a
School Visits: Our meteorologists visit area schools to educate and inform
students about weather as a part of a curriculum in school systems. These talks are usually
presented in conjunction with weather units during the course of the school year. Our presentations
can be geared toward any age group, preferably Grade 2 or higher. A wide range of topics can be
addressed. Some of these topics include (but are not limited to):
review of weather events to strike central New York and northeast Pennsylvania
careers in meteorology
earth’s climate system
The number of outreach activities that WFO Binghamton is involved with is limitless. Just a few
examples: Career Day/Fair/Counseling or Science or Math Fairs/Contests or being a judge, proctor or
mentor at science-related activities.
Community observances: We visit a wide variety of community groups in an
effect to educate our neighbors about the weather. Types of organizations we are involved with
include Kiwanis, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Sertoma Clubs, Senior Citizen Organizations, etc. Any
group is welcome to invite a National Weather Service meteorologist to speak at their next
The Skywarn program is an effort to train members of the community to recognize severe weather, and
aid the National Weather Service in protecting life and property. We also have programs geared
toward any group interested in weather safety, or communities interested in becoming Storm Ready. Popular presentation topics are
geared toward communities interested in learning about historically significant weather events which
have affected us, such as Hurricane Agnes, the Blizzard of 1993, the tornado outbreaks of 1998, and
more recent flood events such as June, 2006.
To request a speaker, please contact the National Weather Service in Binghamton by phone at
You can also contact:
Please be include the following information:
Telephone Number and email address
Name of Group or School
Number and age group expected in the tour
Best time to call to confirm
Several possible dates for the visit and/or tour
Please allow several days for a meteorologist to get back to you.
We will schedule the event as quickly as possible.
*Please Note: Tours may be cancelled, if necessary, because of weather, staffing shortage,
or changes to the terror alert threat level. Because of occasional unforeseen circumstances, some
tours may need to be cancelled at the last minute. We will make arrangements to re-schedule the tour
as soon as possible, or can offer a weather presentation instead.
Please use the links below to navigate through the different programs in our outreach