The National Wildlife Federation and Earth NetworksSM
, the owner of WeatherBug® and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning detection networks, are partnering to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, promote environmental literacy, and increase awareness of sustainability and “green” issues through a series of education and outreach programs aimed at educators, K-12 students, families and the general public.
The organizations will share and integrate weather, climate and environmental content in NWF’s Eco-Schools USA and Earth Networks’ WeatherBug Schools Programs, which are used in thousands of K-12 classrooms nationwide. In addition, both organizations will promote public awareness campaigns about nature and conservation. The popular WeatherBug web, mobile web and mobile apps will soon include additional content on the outdoors and wildlife, while NWF’s apps and website will incorporate weather data and information.
This collaboration brings together two established organizations with close ties to the planet and its atmosphere.
Earth Networks Overview
Earth Networks was founded 1993 and is “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” with the largest worldwidenetworks for monitoring weather, lightning and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Earth Networks puts weather information at the fingertips of millions worldwide via its WeatherBug mobile apps, desktop app and website and provides enterprise solutions for all industries impacted by weather including education, government, agriculture, energy, broadcasters, sports and recreation and transportation.
Earth Networks’ WeatherBug Schools Program is a network of over 8000 school-based weather stations and 1,000 weather cameras. It is the largest weather network in the world and provides K-12 and post-secondary educators and students with interactive tools and lessons to teach math, science, and geography, all using live data.