Distance Learning: Bring Mount Washington To You

Distance Learning program.

In the northeastern United States, a unique combination of topography, geography, and geology creates one of the world’s most extreme environments – the summit of Mount Washington. Nowhere else on Earth experiences such consistent sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds, freezing fog, and driving snow. These extreme conditions have earned Mount Washington the title, “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”. 

Through our distance learning programs, we make it easy for learners of all ages to visit this extreme environment virtually. Have the opportunity to learn about weather and climate directly from the people who study it every day. Weather observers living and working at the Observatory’s legendary summit weather station will share their first-hand knowledge and experience in an exciting, interactive format. 

Made possible by generous funding from Northway Bank


Are you interested in learning about the extreme of Mount Washington? Connect with our summit scientists and valley educators to learn about the climate of this dynamic mountain and the science being conducted by our hearty weather crew. Programs are well-suited for libraries, community centers, older adults groups, museums, and beyond. Contact us today to set up a virtual program! 

This program, a fan favorite, provides a broad perspective from the Observatory’s founding in 1932 to current day operations. Packed with stunning visuals and breath-taking video, our educators will help you understand how this small, but deadly mountain has gained the reputation as the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather.”

The impacts of climate change vary region by region, and even within a region. On Mount Washington, climate change trends even vary by elevation. Join our summit scientists and education staff to learn about change within Earth’s climate system, and how data collected on Mount Washington’s summit can help us understand change in this unique ecosystem.

Program Fee

Much less than the cost of visiting, a single program is $200 for libraries, museums, older adult centers, and community centers. For custom programs and keynote presentations, please contact us for a quote. For scheduling, we respectfully request that programs be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Contact us today at education@mountwashington.org to schedule a program