Trav's Wild Weather Camp Goes Virtual During Distance Learning

Monday, April 27th 2020, 10:55 am
By: Stacia Knight


Trav's Wild Weather Camp is a fun and interactive way to teach kids about severe weather safety. But, with schools empty due to distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Trav and the team turned to technology.

"Well, it was really a teacher from Lincoln Christian School who said 'Hey, how about going to a Google hangout with us and talking about meteorology?'," said Travis. "Suddenly I started thinking 'Well we could go one step further, so we put together a Wild Weather Camp video, and we are now going into the schools in a special way."

By using video clips of demonstrations and science experiments, the News On 6 weather team is able to take the weather camp experience right to students' screens.

"It's been a work of love, I'll say that -- because it's been hard for our staff to pull this off when you can't really be together," Travis said.

News On 6 remains committed to keeping everyone in our state safe during bad weather.

"We love making sure that the students understand with severe weather they can use their brain, they can think about it, and then they don't have to fear it," said Travis.