Bartlett School, UML create weather station

01/07/2007
By From the Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- The UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education and the Bartlett Community Partnership School are pleased to announced the installation of a state-of-the-art weather station atop the Bartlett School.

The station is part of the Weather Bug network of schools, which consists of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Data gathered from the weather station is used by students and meteorologists throughout the U.S.

Locally, Boston's WBZ4 uses the weather data to help compile its daily forecasts. The station collects data about temperature, wind speed and precipitation, and has a built-in camera to show current and past conditions from the school.

The teachers and students, with help from the Graduate School of Education faculty and students, hope to develop engaging and interactive investigations to learn about the weather.

You can access the WeatherBug station at the Bartlett School by visiting http://weather.weatherbug.com/MA/Lowell-weather.html.