Earth Gauge is an initiative by the National Environmental Education Foundation and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to facilitate the evolution of broadcast meteorologists – highly trusted public figures – into “station scientists” who can expertly cover and relate basic environmental information to their viewers. Through the program, the National Environmental Education Foundation and the American Meteorological Society are:
• Providing education and training to help meteorologists “tell the story” to their viewers. We are providing meteorologists with a suite of on-line courses that address the links between weather and environment, in partnership with the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET).
• Providing tools to help meteorologists deliver environmental information on-air, including the Earth Gauge weekly e-newsletter. http://www.earthgauge.net/