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Welcome to the NWS Des Moines Education Page!

This webpage was designed by NWS Des Moines to provide educational resources to teachers and parents. Much of this material is tailored to meet Iowa Core standards in science. 


Please check back often as we will be frequently updating this page!

  Recent News:

  • 6/4/2020:  Heat Awareness Day in Iowa!
    • Nola Aigner Davis from the Polk County Health Department provided her expert insight into heat-related illnesses in a series of three short videos. Be sure to watch these... it just may save your life or the life of someone you know! 
  • 5/21/2020:  NWS Des Moines Weather Classroom Webinar #2 was about Iowa climate. You can find a link to the video here:

    This webinar featured Iowa's top climate experts:
    • Justin Glisan, State Climatologist (Iowa)
    • Dennis Todey, Director of the Midwest USDA Climate Hub and Ag Climatologist
    • Ray Wolf, NWS Quad Cities Science and Operations Officer
    • Students, something you can do to prepare: Print out our K-W-L table and start filling out the 'K' and the 'W' columns.


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