Science in the Mountains

Our monthly virtual lecture series features experts on weather and climate topics.

School Visits

In-classroom and after-school programming delivered by our science educators aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. 

Weather Station Tours

Tour the historic Mount Washington Observatory Weather Station as a member, or as part of a special group or event.  

Field Trips

Bring your students to the “natural laboratory” that is Mount Washington Observatory’s summit weather station in partnership with the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.  

Summer Programming

Host MWOBS educators at your summer program or camp to add in some weather fun! 

Educational Resources

Curricular resources, lesson plans, media, data and links to other excellent materials. 

Professional Development

Professional learning opportunities for K-12 teachers in weather, climate and Earth science.  

Overnight Edutrips

Educational overnight adventures on the summit of Mount Washington, led by Observatory staff and guest experts. 

Education has been an integral part of the Observatory’s mission since our founding in 1932. Today, the spirit of exploration lives on, that quest for learning burns bright, and our passion for education is stronger than ever before.

We are proud to develop and offer a diverse, innovative offering of educational programs and resources, created by our experts in weather and climate. From virtual programs to custom presentations delivered onsite to your audience, summit adventures, weather station tours, professional development, and our Extreme Mount Washington museum, we are committed to increasing science literacy, helping our audiences better understand how weather and climate affect the natural world.

“I think this was probably the first time any of the
students had thought about data science. They realized that graphs aren’t
just a math class exercise but that they actually tell stories.”

– Patti Dugan-Henriksen, Science Teacher, Groveton High School

Program Support

NASA Space Grant

National Science Foundation

The National Science Funded WeatherX curriculum promotes interest and skills in scientific data practices among middle school students in rural areas. With WeatherX, students use large-scale data to investigate typical and extreme weather in their rural communities and on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, a place that has been called the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather.” Our multidisciplinary team is studying WeatherX learning experiences and is making resources available for science classrooms.

Keep Driving Foundation

The Keep Driving Foundation is committed to investing in our local communities. We provide access to funding that will help drive change and build a brighter future for individuals and organizations in need. Funds support MWOBS educational programs with Stratford Public and Berlin Elementary Schools in New Hampshire.

NHEE Get Outside Grant