Educational Event Information

A key mission area of the State Climate Office of North Carolina is education. Through our Outreach Program, we provide weather- and climate-focused educational outreach for groups of all ages. Our goal is to provide a fun and engaging experience for groups while participating in activities in which students learn about weather and climate concepts. A snapshot of topics frequently covered by our office include:

  • The difference between weather and climate
  • How we measure weather and climate
  • Factors that influence North Carolina's climate
  • Extreme events and their impacts

Please note that we are currently re-organizing our outreach program to better meet our office's education mission while ensuring we are in compliance with new University regulations. We will not be scheduling any events at our office until we complete this process. As we finalize our new program structure, we will share this online and with school and community groups. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope that our new structure will enable us to provide more meaningful educational experiences for visiting groups.

To the extent resources allow, we may continue to travel to schools to speak to classes or have ‘virtual’ tours or visits with classes via Skype or other video-conferencing software. If you have questions or are interested in these types of educational events, please email:

Rebecca Ward