MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Thousands of students from across South Florida attended the 10th annual CBS4 Weather Day Thursday prior to the Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 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.
CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer, along with Meteorologists Lissette Gonzalez, Michael Smith and John Gerard hosted the event from the field. CBS4’s Vanessa Borge roamed the stands with all the young fans from the schools.
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.
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 are invited to stay for the Marlins v. Diamondbacks game where CBS4’s Craig Setzer threw out of the first pitch.