About the WeatherBug Schools Education Program
AWS, WeatherBug's parent company, operates a network of over 8000 school-based weather stations and 1,000 weather cameras. It is the largest weather network in the world, and it is used by tens of millions of households, businesses, government agencies and schools every day.
The WeatherBug suite of products and services include those for the consumer (WeatherBug, WeatherBug Plus, and WeatherBug Media Services), K-12 and post-secondary education (the WeatherBug Schools Program and WeatherBug Online Weather Center), and business products (WeatherBug Professional). All are based on the proprietary network of WeatherBug Tracking Stations and cameras.
Founded in 1993, the Company was created by two engineers with close ties to K-12 education and launched as the "School WeatherNet Program;" shortly thereafter, the company developed WeatherNet services for media broadcasters. In 2000, AWS created the WeatherBug desktop application, providing Internet users access to live (up to the second), neighborhood weather data that had never been available to the general public. After more than a decade of service to education, government, media, and the general public, with a user base of more than 20 million, WeatherBug has evolved into a top Internet property and a brand that is felt across multiple industries, across all 50 states, Canada, and the Caribbean. In further boosting its national prominence, WeatherBug has established relationships with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service (NWS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
In April 2004, after ~12 years of K-12 relations, AWS released its newest web-based education program, the WeatherBug Schools Program.