Imagine walking up to home plate at Miller Park. You’re engulfed by the roar of 14,000 screaming fans as the eyes of students, teachers, and local media personalities are fixated on your every move. The air is filled with anticipation and uncertainty because how you perform in this moment affects whether your team considers today a win or a loss. Can you focus, dig deep, and hit one out of the park? That’s up to you. The fun part? This is Weather Day. The actual game doesn’t start for another two hours.
At Brewers Weather Day, science is treated like a sport. Fans erupt for live interactive science experiments, they scream out answers to weather questions, and they eagerly flock to different booths to learn more. On this day, scientists and educators are treated like professional athletes.
Over the past few years, our Kohl’s Design It! Lab and Education Team have participated in a full day of science, weather, and baseball. Storm Team 4 personalities such as Jesse Ritka and John Malan get the crowd excited about the science behind weather, and then allow organizations like ours to engage these students and hopefully inspire them to see science as fun and exciting, much as they do professional baseball.
This is why Discovery World loves Brewers Weather Day with Storm Team 4. Programs like yours showcase science the way it should be viewed. We can’t wait until next year.