I had the pleasure of visiting Sycamore Elementary School in Avon on Tuesday morning. I was invited to speak to the 4th grade students about natural hazards and how they impact the landscape and humans.
3 classrooms full of students joined me in the media center to hear about tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, sink holes, floods and blizzards. News clips and segments were shown from all these events so the students were able to see how each type of event formed and what it did when it occurred.
For me, the best part of any presentation is opening the room to questions to see what the kids really want to know about these events. These students didn’t fail to have great questions! It was great to see their interest in natural hazards and pure curiosity about how strong these events really get.
I want to thank 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Smith, for inviting me to talk to the kids again this year. If you are an area educator that want to have a similar presentation for your students, feel free to write me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentations can focus on natural hazards in general, severe weather season or even broadcast meteorology.