Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador develops a storm school for everyone
Raytheonoffsite link, one of NOAA's first Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassadors, recently launched a safety applicationoffsite link designed to teach students and adults to prepare for, survive, and recover from weather and water emergencies. The training application consists of eight 10-minute long safety modules which focus on the highest priority actions to take before, during, and after extreme weather, flooding, and tsunamis.
The safety application includes modules for two age groups: children ages 10 to 12 as well as children and adults ages 13 and older. Modules are recommended based on geographic location. For example, the application recommends that people in Colorado learn about winter weather hazards and recommends people in Florida learn about hurricanes and rip currents.
This effort is the result of collaboration between several WRN Ambassadors. The modules were developed by Raytheon’s Professional Development Division and content was fine-tuned by the Georgia Science Teachers Association, preparedness experts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and NWS employees in the Office of Communications.
Raytheon-developed Weather-Ready Nation safety modules are designed to help members of society understand what the top priorities are before, during and after extreme weather. The safety modules are hosted on the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research MetEd siteoffsite link. Modules are free and available to anyone. Certificates are provided upon completion.