Weather Research Center, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Technology, Education, Disaster Aid

Location: 5104 Caroline St. Houston TX 77004 USA

Mission: WRC advances the science of weather and the knowledge of the weather?s impact on the global community through research, prediction, and education in order to inspire America?s next generation of scientists and engineers.
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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

The WRC provided an excellect program for several youth groups I brought to the museum for a scientific learning experience. This amazing place offered so much more. The opportunity to see how a weatherman preforms on television built confidence as well provided fun. The WRC gave their undivided attention to my youth groups, patiently answering all questions. The students took notes and walked away knowing their experience provided much more knowledge than most schools can provide. This museum truly inspires our youth to want to know more.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the excitement and questions that youth in our local community display each time they visit the museum.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide some chairs for seating.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The staff's eagerness to make it a wonderful experience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Knowledged, patient and informative.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create an amazing hands-on opportunity for youth to become more involved in learning about our weather, especially given the coastal area this community is part of.

Ways to make it better...

There was something to sit on other than the floor.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I had no idea what to expect the first time I went, and was so impressed I took family and friends to experience it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a remarkable organization, one unlike any other I know in Houston. Weather Research Center is a budding nonprofit with a robust mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, while helping Houstonians become better informed about weather safety. Staffed by meteorologists, WRC operates the nation’s first and only museum dedicated to weather science, education and safety. While still a relative newcomer in the Museum District, the John C. Freeman Weather Museum is nevertheless a unique contribution to Houston’s cultural landscape. It’s an inspiring place, particularly when you witness children coming from all over the city to improve their math and science skills while learning about weather.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Building science and math skills among students is a well-documented need in the U.S., but in a city like Houston, the case for weather safety is equally important. I think back on Hurricane Rita - millions (including some of my family) fled the city, mak

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am always thirsting for knowledge, so I love to visit museums, especially new and interesting ones. Originally there to do research for my website WeareverTheWeather.com, I was very pleasantly surprised with my experience. The amount of information they provided in addition to the hands-on exhibits kept me at the museum for a couple of hours and also interacting with other visitors that day (a group from out of town, incidentally). One of my favorite exhibits was the Hurricane Ike information. I was abroad for a month during the time of the disaster and had only scattered reports from other travelers and news when I could get it on my hotel television to know what was happening back home. The Weather Museum exhibit gave me a thorough idea of what happened so I could better appreciate what my family and friends had to unfortunately go through. I plan to visit again and will bring my nieces and nephews to learn and enjoy!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my new perspective on weather and how powerful the elements can be. I love history, too, so seeing the past through our regions weather conditions was an interesting perspective.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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