2014-03-19 21:45:38.000 – Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
Although it may not feel like it today with snow and a wintry mix falling across northern New England, spring is still just around the corner. This spring we have a few great opportunities to become a part of the ever-growing Mount Washington Observatory community, all the while aiding our organization to continue the valuable scientific work done on this windswept peak for over 80 years.
We are currently recruiting volunteers with a passion for education to serve as week-long docents at our all-new Extreme Mount Washington museum at the summit. You will live at the summit for a week, interact with guests in the museum and lead unique educational programs as well. We provide training beforehand, and lodging/food while at the summit. You just provide yourself! Spread the word…this is an extraordinary opportunity for weather fans, retired educators, teachers on summer break, or anyone with an interest in science education. Click the link here to learn more!
An Evening with Ginger Zee will offer an intimate look at the world of storm chasing through the eyes of America’s favorite meteorologist. Zee is Good Morning Americas Chief Meteorologist and Senior Meteorologist for ABC News, and will share the trials and triumphs of her ascension in the world of broadcast meteorology. The event will also feature a meet and greet with members of the WMTW News 8 Weather Team, and a silent auction including some great items such as a VIP snowcat trip to the summit and an international 5 day trip to Costa Rica. All proceeds from this special fundraiser will benefit the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, helping to support our work in weather observation, research and education on Mount Washington.
Finally, it is never too early to start thinking about Seek The Peak! Our largest annual fundraiser is July 18-19th, but registration is already open, so now is a great time to get started! With thousands of dollars in prizes, free giveaways, tours of our weather station, and a huge after party, it is a fantastic and fun way to spend a summer day in the mountains and help a good cause.
Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist