2010-01-07 17:08:09.000 – Stacey Kawecki, Observer and Meteorologist
Nothing inspires better than singing, disillusioned muppets who live in New York City. I am sitting in the weather room. It is foggy, chilly, and only a little windy with no exciting weather in the near future. We do have a new intern to train (you’ll hear from him in the near future) but he seems to have a handle on things (aka, shoveling, de-icing, and fog obs). So, it is comment writing time and I’ve got nothing!
The muppets sing about how life isn’t quite what they expected. In fact, one of the songs is titled ‘It sucks to be me’. While listening to the aforementioned song, I had the opposite reaction. I’ve had a surprisingly rewarding day. In addition to training a new intern, I got to do a distance learning program, the Fundamentals of Climate, with a high school class. The class was in Rhode Island, and they were really into it! It still boggles my mind how we are able to connect with schools all over the country. The Observatory is able to provide a real life ‘hook’ into science through interactive virtual field trips to the summit of Mount Washington. Today was especially fun because the students had a good grasp on the topic and seemed to be really excited to connect with us.
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Stacey Kawecki, Observer and Meteorologist