Nicole called me one day and asked me about the weather, and then asked if I would check on the Environment Canada weather office website to find out what was happening. I could tell she was up to something, because she was trying to sound cool but she was obviously excited. So I went to the Environment Canada weather office site, and just about jumped out of my shorts! There, just about the words that read “Canadian Weather” was a small icon for Skywatchers Teachers Guide…the very guide that Nicole and I had developed and designed…and if you clicked on it, you’d see our names!!! Incredible!!!
Sadly, we’re not there anymore, or at least the icon isn’t there anymore. But if you look down the left side of the page, click on Educational Resources, you’ll find Skywatchers. And with a wee bit of hunting and pecking, you can find the link and eventually see our names.
Nicole and I had worked with Victoria Hudec of the Meteorological Services of Canada to develop a series of weather learning stations for grades 4, 5 and 6, linked to curriculum throughout the country. They are multi-disciplinary, hands-on, experiential, constructivist, and most importantly, fun to do!