Children receive interactive weather and science lessons at Lake Metroparks Weather Day

Children receive interactive weather and science lessons at Lake Metroparks Weather Day

Kids create their own tornadoes in a bottle after watching a demonstration at Lake Metroparks Weather Day on Jan. 15. (Bryson Durst – The News-Herald)

Children learned about solar balloons and static electricity, took home bottle twisters and were sprayed in a lake effect demonstration during Lake Metroparks Weather Day on Jan. 15.

The weather day was hosted at the Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park in Concord Township. The goal is to “get families interested in the weather,” said Outdoor Education Director Heather Freeman.

One way staff aimed to do this was through a lake effect demonstration.

At the beginning of each hour, visitors and staff were scheduled to gather over a large floor map of Lake Erie and its surrounding areas. Outdoor education specialist Erin Litwiler explained how lake effect systems begin when cold air blows across warm lake waters.

After the lesson, the children were sprayed with bubbles representing snow.

Lake Metroparks outdoor education specialist Erin Litwiler teaches children about the impact of snow on the lake during the park district’s weather day on Jan. 15. (Bryson Durst – The News Herald)

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