|Where you can see us|
Weather training days for Trainee Teachers, NQTs and other Geography Teachers
October 17th 2013 Portsmouth
November 7th 2013 Brighton
December 5th 2013 Bristol
January 14th 2014 Liverpool
Great Balloon Launch
Holy Cross School, Chorley, in conjunction with the North-West centre of the Royal Meteorological Society and Manchester University, will be sending a met balloon into the outer atmosphere, carrying a camera as well as weather observing instruments. Watch this space for more information.
For more talks and events run by the Society, visit the Society home page.
IN THE PAST...
OPAL Weather Roadshow
The OPAL weather roadshow toured England from March 2011 to May 2013, with a trailer full of weather and climate related experiments and demonstrations. Staff and volunteers from the Royal Meteorological Society and other organisations were on board. Find out more on the OPAL website http://www.opalexplorenature.org/WeatherRoadshow.
We presented some ideas about how to use the weather to teach science, geography, maths, music, art etc. across KS1 and 2 at the Education Show at the NEC, Birmingham on the 14th March 2013.
Geographical Association Annual Meeting 2013
We'll gave talks and workshops at the GA annual meeting in Derby, April 2013. One workshop featured the fantastic new 3D weather system learning resource we have been involved in developing. Another looked at how WOW weather observation data can be used in the classroom and there was a talk on weather fieldwork.
Geographical Association Annual Meeting 2012
We gave a talk on case studies of mid-latitude depressions at the GA annual meeting in Manchester, April 2012.
IoP event for KS4 Physics Teachers
Sylvia Knight from the RMetS showed as many weather and climate related classroom demonstrations and experiments as she could fit into her time slot at the IoP Manchester Teachers’ Conference in 2011 and 2012. Find out more at http://www.sci-eng.mmu.ac.uk/physics2011/
Manchester Metropolitan University event for KS2 geography teachers
There was a one day conference on geography, weather and climate for primary teachers in Manchester on 5th July. Find out more at http://metlink.org/home-mainmenu-1/1-latest/163-geography-weather-climate-conference.html
BBC Gardeners World Live
The Society/TheWeather Club was at Gardeners World Live in Birmingham, 15th-19th June 2011.
Cheltenham Science Festival
We attended the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2011 again as part of the OPAL weather roadshow.
We were at the Big Bang science fair again from 10-12 March 2011, in London as part of the OPAL weather roadshow.
Geographical Association Annual Meeting
We gave a couple of talks at the GA meeting in Guildford on weather systems., in April 2011
Association for Science Education Annual Meeting 2011
We were at the ASE annual meeting in Reading from 6th - 8th January, promoting the OPAL climate survey, climate4classrooms and RMetS resources in the exhibition.
Royal Institution Family Fun Day - Weather
On Saturday 7th August the Royal Meteorological Society partnered with the Royal Institution to run their Weather Family Fun Day. There were a whole array of weather activities to see and do, including; cloud spotting, measuring the weather, making your own weather instruments, shipping forecasts, thermal imaging and making clouds in bottles!.
Cheltenham Science Festival 2010
The Society ran activities at the Cheltenham Science Festival, which ran from 9-13 June.
See http://cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/ for more information on the festival.
Geographical Association Conference Derby 2010
The Society attended the annual Geographical Association conference from 8th-10th April 2010. The Society's stand exhibited resources such as MetLink, Climate4Classrooms, careers in meteorology, the ambassador programme, school membership and instrument loans, as well as being on hand to answer any meteorological questions and queries.
Big Bang Science Fair 2010
In March 2010 the Society attended the Big Bang Science Fair in Manchester. Over the 3 day event 22,000 people came through the doors of Manchester Central and saw lots of science in action. In the Society’s activity (in partnership with the Met Office) students and adults alike got to try their hand at TV weather forecasting as well as learning all about the predicted effects of climate change on summer temperatures by 2050 in the UK. The competition to win some Sony fantastic Cybershot cameras involved the students learning about hurricanes using a number of animations, the predicted effects of climate change on temperature and rainfall areas around the world and justifying why weather is so important!
A project run in conjunction with the Science Council saw approximately 1500 students giving their opinions on climate change to send to the Prime Minister and other political parties ahead of the general election. The Society collated responses and in late April will distribute the report to the main political parties. We are extremely excited about this activity and hope that it be an essential read to any political party hoping to the take the country forward through the coming decade.
See https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/ for more information on how the Fair went!
American Meteorological Society Conference 2010
Rachael Fordham attended the AMS conference in Atlanta in January 2010 and presented the Society’s research on the Urban Heat Island Experiment at the Education Symposium. The Society also held a reception for all its international members in association with Wiley-Blackwell to launch its new Climate Change Journal and a new International Academic book programme.