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February 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Two Meteorology Students Interviewed about StormFest

Two Ohio University meteorology students who were WOWK interns were interviewed in a WBOY report as they were helping on StormFest, a partnership between California University of Pennsylvania and the Carniege Science Center, which provides students a hands-on earth science learning experiment.

Jensen Hufnagel, StormFest 2015 chair said, “It’s basically a giant educational outreach event. Science is kind of, people don’t know how important it really is and with all these little kids coming, it teaches them how important it is.”

With school districts aligning their curriculum to prepare students for STEM careers, StormFest offers activities students may never get to do in the classroom.

“That is really hands on. The parents are really involved too, so we get thrown questions all the time, and we always answer the questions and everybody always seems to have a really good time,” said Sarah Lemelin, Ohio University meteorology student and former WOWK StormTracker 13 Weather intern.

“I just love the satisfaction of being able to teach children, being able to make it simple enough for them to understand different weather things. I am really passionate about weather and to be able to give other people the opporunity to learn more about it’s great for me,” said Marshall Pafahler, Ohio University meteorology student and former WOWK StormTracker 13 Weather intern.

With science and technology at the forefront of most secondary schools these days, StormFest is just another way to give kids these hands on learning activities while having a little fun.

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