Andy Parker is a professional meteorologist and “weather educator.”
Prior to working in television, Parker studied math and atmospheric physics at SUNY Brockport, where he obtained a B.S. degree in Meteorology Science. He is an AMS Sealed Meteorologist who has worked in television for more than 15 years, representing Buffalo nationally for the Weather Channel and network affiliates. Parker has traveled far and wide to experience first hand all types of weather, ranging from Caribbean hurricanes to Midwestern tornadoes.
Parker’s love of science began in elementary school, so now he hopes to similarly inspire a new generation of young people in a fun and educational way. His traveling “Weather Machine” is capable of producing all types of weather, from a 7 ft tornado to snowstorms that fill an auditorium. Parker’s innovative presentations teach students curricular knowledge and creative thinking skills through hands-on, interactive engagement. Andy Parker is a professional meteorologist and “weather educator.”
The entire audience will be engaged by the "Unanswerable Weather Question," prompting creative thinking about the ways weather affects every aspect of our lives. The impact of weather on everything from history to music, art and poetry is also explored. As part of the interactive performance, students can participate in an impromptu weather orchestra, using unique weather instruments and sounds.
The Weather Machine is sure to bring a unique, exciting, educational experience to your school.