WeatherStem provides atmospheric experience in county

Edward Mansouri believes students don’t learn enough about weather in Florida and the self-proclaimed weather geek has spent the year generating more interest about weather in schools.

He does it through his creation, the WeatherStem, an instrument installed at select schools throughout the state.

It collects data that is used for educational purposes and Woodlawn Beach Middle School in Gulf Breeze is one of two schools in Santa Rosa County that will be able to take advantage of it. The other is Gulf Breeze High School.

Mansouri spoke to sixth-grade students at Woodlawn Beach the morning of Sept. 30 in the cafeteria.

He showed them video clips from the sky camera, introduced them to the website where all data from the WeatherStem is collected and discussed the importance of understanding and studying weather. He even pointed out ways weather can impact sports, be it the air pressure in a football or the speed of a tennis ball.

More information on this article is available in the Oct. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.

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