digital earth academy

Digital Earth Academy: Weather

Program Description

What makes tropical islands so blissfully warm, and the planet’s poles so much colder? How do features on the Earth’s surface like mountain ranges and ocean currents influence weather conditions across the globe? It has been said that climate is what you expect and weather is what you get...we will help explain the differences with graphic examples. Join us for exploration of weather both wild and mild, guided by student questions and interactive polls. 

Date and Times

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. All times are Mountain Time.  


Recommended for grades 6 – 12, but all are welcome.

Program Length

45 minutes of a guided program, and 15 minutes of optional Q&A.


Participating in this electronic field trip is FREE at this time.

Equipment requirements

Computer connected to the internet with a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers. 

Digital Earth Academy productions use Zoom videoconferencing software, downloadable at 

Logistical information: 

  • See how to prepare for your day here.   
  • Learn more about technology and logistics here.

About Digital Earth Academy:  

Digital Earth Academy is a new edition of the acclaimed Digital Earth series produced especially  for students. Each month, we examine a different aspect of our dynamic planet: landscapes and  landforms, human impacts and achievements, and much more. With stunning visualizations,  interactive polls, and real-time Q&A, students will make observations, comparisons and  connections and gain a new perspective of the Earth.   

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