GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The WOOD TV8 Weather Experience is back for the 2022/23 program year!
Storm Team 8 Chief Meteorologist Ellen Bacca is teaching local third graders all about West Michigan weather, including snow, wind, tornadoes and lightning. The fun virtual program features weather cartoon characters like Tom the Tornado and Siad the snow cloud who join Storm Team 8 in the “weather lab.” Students have fun watching videos, participating in interactive classroom experiments — like making clouds and snow — and learning the “tornado dance.”
Storm Team 8 has welcomed these schools so far for the 2022-2023 season:
- Dec. 7: Meadow Brook Elementary School (Forest Hills)
- Dec. 14: Challenger and Glenwood Elementary (Kentwood Public Schools)
- Jan. 11: Paris Ridge Elementary from Caledonia Public Schools
- Feb. 8: Pine Ridge Elementary (Forest Hills)
- March 8: Wealthy Elementary (East Grand Rapids Public Schools)
- March 22: Holland West (Holland Public Schools) and Lakeside Elementary (East Grand Rapids Public Schools)
- April 26: Evergreen Elementary (Allendale Public Schools)
- May 3: Bauerwood Elementary (Jenison Public Schools) and East Elementary (Grandville Public Schools)
- May 10: Three Oaks Elementary (Muskegon), Beadle Lake Elementary (Battle Creek) and Park Elementary (Hudsonville)
- May 24: Oriole Park Elementary (Wyoming)
While this year’s interactive zoom schedule is full, West Michigan third grade teachers can email us to learn more about additional (video-only) options.