Project ATMOSPHERE, the K–12 educational program of the American Meteorological Society, has been involved in teacher enhancement for four years. Summer workshops for teachers have been a primary component of the AMS K–12 educational initiatives since its inception. During the summer of 1994, Project ATMOSPHERE conducted four workshops: two of the workshops were for teachers in the Atmospheric Education Resource Agent program; another was for K–12 teachers, including one teacher each from Canada and Australia; and the fourth was for faculty members at community colleges or four-year undergraduate institutions. These workshops provide teachers at all levels with instruction on a variety of atmospheric topics, an introduction to the operational and research activities of the meteorological community, and exposure to atmospheric scientists and their facilities. Such workshops provide enriching experiences for educators who teach about weather and climate topics in their science classrooms.
*Oceanography Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
+Department of the Earth Sciences, State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, New York.
#American Meteorological Society, Washington, D.C.
@College of Geosciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
**College of Environmental Sciences, University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin.