This website is designed to help educators understand climate and weather concepts and to be able to incorporate the learning material from this site into their course curriculum using examples as aids for learning. It is also useful for anyone else who wants a basic understanding of weather and climate, especially in the southeastern United States.
How do I use this site?
If you already know some basics, start with the search box above.
If you don't feel like you know where to start, use the menus above or start with the Index.
Under the Index tab is the NC Standard Course of Study for grades 9-12 in Earth/Environmental Sciences. However, some of the activities in this site can be adapted for younger grade levels.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, contact us.
Support for development of this site was provided by the US Department of Agriculture CSREES program through a sub-award from Florida State University and the Southeast Climate Consortium.
About the Authors:
Dan McKemy, Megan Embrey, and Amy Lee wrote most of the content and developed the material for the site during their senior year at NC State University while working toward their B.S. in Meteorology.
Megan Embrey located the education examples to be used for the modules and completed the edits for the site.
Pam Knox is the Assistant State Climatologist in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Georgia. She assisted the students in giving her scientific expertise on the climate education modules.
Bridget Lassiter is a researcher and graduate student in the Department of Crop Science at NC State University who holds a degree in Agriculture Education. Bridget helped provide agricultural examples for the climate education modules.
Ryan Boyles is the State Climatologist at NC State University and assisted in the development and planning of the climate education modules and provided valuable feedback.
Ashley Frazier is an Environmental Meteorologist at the State Climate Office of North Carolina who helped in the development and design of the website.
Sharon Schulze is Director of the Science House, and provided her expertise on general science education and ensured that the climate education modules were designed to be easily understood by various audiences.
Heather Dinon is a graduate student in MEAS who is currently researching the relationships between climate variability and crop management. Heather helped assist and provide her expertise on the climate education modules.