Have you ever wondered where our weather comes from? What about how they forecast it on TV? Well wonder no more! Visitors of SUNY Poly CMOST can answer these questions and several more in the WeatherFront exhibit! Children learn about weather systems and how weather changes by practicing their own weather forecasts in front of a green screen, and then broadcasting onto a large screen TV.
A local weather data station provides up to the minute data that is being captured right in the Rensselaer Technology Park! This data is provided through a collaboration with the US Geological Survey and MESO, a company that conducts atmospheric research, forecasting and simulations from weather data.
Children and their families are immersed in the excitement of forecasting the weather as they are educated about the technology that goes on behind the scenes!
The expansion of this exhibit has been funded in part by Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and YNN - Your News Now