Video Citizen Science History Observations Symposium

Collaborative Weather Collection by APS and Two Philadelphia Schools

  • By AMS Staff
  • Jan 26, 2022

In a partnership now entering its second year, the American Philosophical Society and two Philadelphia area schools are continuing the weather data collection and observations that were started by some of our country's great 18th century thinkers. During this presentation from Dave Curry and Alexandra Rospond, you'll find out how students are connecting past with present as they learn to collect accurate local synoptic weather data.

About Dave Curry

David Curry teaches 8th grade science at Newton Middle School in Newton, Pennsylvania, which is about 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Dave also mentors teachers in AMS-sponsored graduate courses in Climate science, Ocean science, and Meteorology through AMS's DataStreme program. He and his students have been collaborating with APS (American Philosophical Society) to collect community weather data for the past two years. Follow Dave on twitter at @CarlSaganRox and APS at @AmPhilSociety