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Elementary Students Learn About Weather

The American of Vinita, Oklahoma

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Elementary students from Wyandotte, Afton and Fairland had fun and gained a wealth of information at the two presentations of Channel 6 "Travis Myers Wild Weather Camp," held in the Fairland school gym, on March 6.

Firefighter Will Sampson started the ball rolling and got the Fairland Fire Department on board to bring the weather show to Fairland. "We did it for the kids and the community, as everyone is invited," said Sampson. "Channel 6 was tickled to death that we invited them and we were tickled to death that they were able to come. Each year the fire department tries to do something for the kids and we thought this might be enjoyable and educational."

Meterologist Alan Crone headed up the Channel 6 Weather Team, along with Mike Grogen, as Travis Myers, due to a family obligation, was unable to attend. "We want to try to educate kids at a very young age so that they won't develop a fear of storms and they will know what to do when storms come," said Crone.

"These children are old enough to understand, but maybe young enough to where this is a lot of new information for them and it's exciting for them," said Grogen.

With Radar the Weather Dog on hand, along with a lot of visuals and audience participation, the children were entertained and hopefully went away remembering three important lessons: "When a tornado you see, go to a safe room to flee." Lightening safety: "Don't be tall. Get small." Flood Safety: "Turn Around. Don't Drown".

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Original Publication Date: March 29, 2012

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