MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Thousands of students from across South Florida attended the 9th annual CBS4 Weather Day Thursday prior to the Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies game at Marlins Park.
Elementary and middle school students from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were on hand as part of the fun-filled, science-focused educational field trip.
“We’re learning storms and how weather creates itself,” said one of the children attending the event.
“We learned about weather and about how it changes,” said another child.
CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer, along with Meteorologists Lissette Gonzalez, Michael Smith and John Guaraldi hosted the event from the field. CBS4’s Vanessa Borge was in the stands with all the young fans from schools across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
The pre-game program was designed to teach kids some basic concepts of weather and climate and how these topics relate to living in South Florida.
Weather-related topics covered were thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes. In addition, meteorology, math, science, computer science and geography were all be touched upon.
CBS4 Weather Day has been officially approved by all three South Florida school districts and complies with Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.
Weather Day is a collaborative effort of CBS4, the Miami Marlins, the National Weather Service, and Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county public schools.
The students who attend CBS4 Weather Day were invited to stay for the Marlins v. Phillies game where CBS4’s Craig Setzer threw out of the first pitch.