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Enhance your Teaching with a Visit to The PWDC!

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is a fun and highly effective teaching environment to improve your students’ understanding of the science of weather. The exhibits, classroom experience, and theater clarify the concepts already learned in the classroom.

Amanda Hornack, Director of Education & Programming, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She works with teachers to customize each visit providing a grade level appropriate program that meets state and Common Core standards. Students will have a dynamic educational experience! Reach Amanda by calling (814) 938-1000, or complete the form linked on the right to receive all of the details.

Ask about our Aristotle Fund, which offers field trip admission subsidies to eligible schools.



Click the link below to complete our
School Visit Request Form and to learn about programs we offer!
We look forward to helping you plan a memorable learning experience for your group.


If your school is cutting funding for field trips and your visit to the
Weather Discovery Center is in jeopardy, please e-mail Amanda Hornack at
Amanda@weatherdiscovery.org for information about our Aristotle Fund,
which offers subsidies to eligible schools.
(Note: Funds are distributed on a first-come, first served basis until expended.)

Students participate in a variety of grade appropriate, interactive learning exercises
at the PWDC that teach weather science with a hands-on approach
Teacher Resource Links For Weather Science Instruction in The Classroom
This website, sponsored by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), provides graphics and data on national and global severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, El Nino, heavy precipitation, extreme temperatures, and much more to help students understand the effects of weather.
This site  contains an extensive Curriculum Guide for high school courses addressing global warming entitled, Global Warming:  Earning Warning Signs:  Exploring Climate Change Impacts.  Numerous teacher resources, student activities, worksheets and links to relevant websites are provided.
Developed by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and sponsored by the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) with information on climate controls, paleoclimatology, the role of clouds and MUCH more.  Registration is required to access some materials on the website.
Sponsored by the United States Geological Survey, this site contains information in a program entitled Water Science for Schools.  The water cycle is key to understanding water in our atmosphere, which ultimately affects our weather.  Topics include evaporation, evapotranspiration, condensation, and much more.

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