From the skies to the classroom
Capt. Elías Román
Public Affairs Officer
Puerto Rico Wing
Meet Mrs. Digna Rivera, she is a professor at Luis Felipe Crespo High School in Camuy, Puerto Rico and one of many Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Education Member.
"From the Meteorological Center of the Luis F. Crespo School we inform you that the temperature is 26°C (79°F) and the humidity is 86%. Winds 8 km/h from northeast to southeast. Moon is in waning phase. Rainfall yesterday was 0.25 mm. Forecast for today: Mostly sunny", informed Mrs. Rivera and her students after analysing the receved data. "It should be noted that the collection of this data will be very helpful in correlating different events in our Bosque Aula, which is part of "El Carso" [The Karst, limestone region] and surrounding areas", added teacher Rivera.
She was one of 18 teachers, from public and private schools, that in August 2022 completed their Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) Flight as part of their membership in Civil Air Patrol that give teachers the opportunity of fliying and share their experience with their students.
Everyday, she shares her love for science with her students, not just in the classroom, but in the field with engaging hands-on activities.
As a CAP Aerospace Education Member, Mrs. Rivera received a Weather Station STEM kit and experienced with her students all the features it has.
They assembled the weather station, and programmed the data display with their computer. After installing the weather station at the school, they started receiving data from local weather.
In this meteorology workshop participated Nataniel Delgado, Camila Barreto, and Yael Bonilla, science geek students eager to explore aerospace careers during their high school year.
To know more about our programs: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/.../aerosp.../for-educators
For More Information:
Headquarters Puerto Rico Wing
Public Affairs Team