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NWS St. Louis Education and Outreach Resources


Educational Resources

Check out the links below for educational resources!

 

Owlie's Resources: Owlie Skywarn's National Weather Service education page has numerous resources for kids, teens, and teachers. Resources cover topics like education, games, and safety. 

 

 

 

FEMA Ready: The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready webpage has resources for kids and educators on weather and natural disaster safety. 

 

 

NOAA and News2You: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration partnered with News2You to create and provide weather and safety materials for individuals with disabilities. 

 

 

 

NSSL Hot Seat: The National Severe Storms Laboratory has an educational tool that allows people of all ages to see what it's like to be an National Weather Service forecaster issuing storm warnings. 

 

 

 

NOAA Planet Stewards: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Planet Stewards program provides educators working with elementary through college-aged students resources on environmental challenges. 

 

 

 

NOAA Weather Reference Chart: This PDF download from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a quick reference for understanding the weather and cloud types. 

 

Virtual Presentations

Hey teachers! Want an NWS Meteorologist to talk about the weather in your classroom? We’re offering virtual presentations on two different topics: Weather Basics and Dangerous Weather. Each presentation was designed to be around 45 minutes long with 15 minutes for questions, though timing can be altered to fit needs. Both presentations include questions throughout for student engagement. If interested, please fill out this form

Note: Presentations may be canceled on short notice by the NWS due to severe weather. 

Office Tours

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***Note: Office tours are currently unavailable due COVID-19 protocols***

Below are the tour guidelines for the National Weather Service St. Louis, Missouri.

  1. All tours should be scheduled at least 30 days in advance
  2. Tours should normally be scheduled Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 4 PM, however some exceptions can be made
  3. Maximum number of people per tour group is 20
  4. Given the technology and equipment we use can be over young kids' heads, we recommend the minimum grade level to be 5th grade
  5. Tours are usually between 45 minutes and an hour in length
  6. To request a tour, email nws.stlouis@noaa.gov
  7. Tours may be cancelled on short notice by the NWS due to severe weather

Note: These guidelines are not "set in stone." If you are unsure about whether or not your group/situation fits the guidelines, please go ahead and submit your request and we will contact you to discuss your circumstances in further detail.