School 2 School Initiative

Our Mission

To foster international school partnerships and science and technology education utilizing on-site climate monitoring to analyze local weather and compare local school environments to partner schools around the world.

Interested in joining the initiative?

Click here to learn more about becoming a TAHMO partner school!. 

For more information about the School-2-School program contact us at s2s@tahmo.org

About School-2-School

TAHMO’s goal is to install 20,000 on-the-ground sensing stations every 30 km across the African continent, specifically designed to provide rainfall, temperature, and other critical data from robust redundant sensors uploading by cell-phone in real time. TAHMO will make this high-quality data freely available to governments, scientists and farmers on the Internet for various applications including improving agricultural productivity, providing early warning for floods, and information required to provide short-term weather and long-term climate forecasts.

Schools joining the TAHMO network can purchase an automatic weather station for both their own school for $4000, which includes the station installation and 3 years of maintenance.

Schools are required to provide a safe outdoor location for the permanent placement of a weather station, perform general monthly weather station maintenance, and attend a professional development workshop about TAHMO.

Data can be used to enhance activities with sister schools across the globe by comparing climates and weather. Many of the  lesson plans provided make use of real-time weather data in the classroom. The weather information is also shared publicly through the School-2-School website for additional research and agricultural applications.

Join TAHMO’s School-2-School network and enjoy:

  • Cross-cultural exchange with a sister school in Africa, Europe, or the United States
  • Communication and collaborative educational activities with your sister school
  • Access to real-time weather data collected at both your school and your sister school
  • Creative and new lesson plans incorporating global issues into your classroom

Interested in participating?

Please send an email to s2s@tahmo.org with the following information:

  • School’s full name, grade range, number of students and teachers

  • Website of the school if available

  • Information about access to resources: power, Internet, computers, cell phone services, 3G cell phone capacity, etc.

  • Picture of the school site

Commonly asked questions:

  1. What routine maintenance is required and with what frequency?
    Every month, a teacher should wipe off the solar sensor and check the rain gauge for leaves/twigs. More detailed cleaning instructions are available on this handout (click here ).

  2. If there is a problem, who do I contact?
    Contact the School2School coordinator or your TAHMO country representative.

  3. How do we access the data?
    Students, teachers, community members have access to collected weather data at School2School.net website, teachers can request a login and password to download the data for their school

  4. I have a lesson plan, discussion topic, or other resources that I’d like to share with the TAHMO community, how do I do that?
    Great! We’d love to have you share your lesson plan, a discussion topic, or another resource with fellow teachers? Email them to TAHMO at s2s@tahmo.org where they will be reviewed and added to the appropriate list!

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