COLUMBUS, Neb. – Second graders at Centennial Elementary got a first-hand look at how News Channel Nebraska puts on weather forecasts on Tuesday.
NCN’s weather forecaster Brittnay Therese talked to students in Columbus about different aspects of the weather and how she conducts her forecasts each evening.
The talk mixed in well with the students current curriculum, as the youngsters are already learning about rain, snow and weather in general.
“Adding to that classroom education, so when they’re talking about weather, having somebody that does weather for a living to show them. And I just think when they know that it’s somebody that’s on TV, it gets them to listen a little differently,” says Therese.
There was no shortage of questions from the students, as seemingly every kid had something they wanted to ask Therese. Many of them were on a similar topic.
“Severe weather, that seems to be what kids are most interested in, we probably had over 20 questions just on tornadoes and hail alone,” says Therese.
At the end, Therese had a couple volunteers give their own forecast to the class.