AcuRite Atlas Helps Leonardo Museum Attendees Learn About The Power of The Sky!
The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently welcomed an AcuRite Atlas® weather station to our grounds. This meteorological addition is positioned just outside our main entrance and wirelessly communicates with the display inside the museum to show guests exact measurements of real-time weather conditions.
The station is the perfect complement to our Flight exhibit, where guests are able to explore the innovations in human flight through hands-on programming and educational artifacts. The station provides valuable data that emphasizes an understanding of how certain weather conditions — like precipitation, wind speed, and wind direction — can affect flight, especially during takeoff and landing. Our guests will be able to use the station’s readings to assess current flying conditions before they enter the cockpit, enhancing the realistic nature of the experience — one of the most unique things to do in Salt Lake City! As the Leonardo expands, we will continue to incorporate the AcuRite Atlas Weather Station into our exhibits and programming.
Providing Education About Weather for Kids
There are endless ways to further integrate our weather station into our daily activities. We intend to use the station to teach meteorology at future museum workshops, classes, and camps to enhance our guests’ learning experience while getting to explore the components of a weather station. We hope that these hands-on experiences will foster increased interest in meteorology and weather for students of all ages, as well as encourage future endeavors in learning through citizen science programs. Through our work with the AcuRite Atlas Weather Station, The Leonardo Museum will continue to promote accessible science for kids, instill an appreciation for the science of weather, and inspire the next generation of meteorologists!
October 14, 2021
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