October 2, 2015
Oct. 2, 2015—Responding to an online request from a staff member, ABC 13 meteorologist visited McFee Elementary School on Oct. 1 to speak with fourth-grade students about weather safety and answer questions.
Herzog, who offered on live TV to visit schools in 2015-2016 if educators reached out via his Facebook page, chose McFee from the many inquiries he received.
“I felt that I needed to give back a little more to the community,” said Herzog. “Ms. [Lindsey] Pless asked if we could come, and McFee was one of the schools I picked from over 200 requests.”
Herzog used the visit as a teaching moment for weather safety.
ABC 13 meteorologist Travis Herzog shows satellite images of Hurricane Katrina to students at McFee Elementary School.
“We live in a place where we can get some pretty severe weather—from hurricanes and floods to tornadoes and lighting storms,” he said. “It’s important to know how to respond when these things happen.”
Herzog also answered several student questions about weather, and filmed two weather teasers for the ABC 13 morning news on Oct. 2.
“I love to see the bright young minds and the questions they come up with,” he said. “They’re so inquisitive. This is my first trip to a school in CFISD, and I love the emphasis I see here on going to college.
“I especially like the Texas A&M flag,” said Herzog, a Texas A&M graduate. “If you’re going to go to school to be a meteorologist in Texas, that’s where you need to go.”