New Broadcast Studio at Children’s Museum

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CLEVELAND — Kids can now try out their talents in a state-of-the-art weather center at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland.

Weather Broadcast StudioRockwell Automation, which runs an internship program, contacted The Children’s Museum wanting to implement a project. Engineering interns from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District then built a broadcast studio for the museum.

Previously, the station had a VHS camera and a map in the background. The interns built a new, state-of-the-art station, which includes a green screen, an animated background and a live weather feed.

“Our mission is to be a resource for children and families and caregivers, so to have community partners wanting to help us out with things and believing in our mission and wanting to have an impact like that with us is just really important for us because we want to be part of the community,” said Kelley McClelland, Visitors Services Manager for The Children’s Museum of Cleveland.

McClelland says the new studio helps children learn big words associated with meteorology. Because the kids get to see themselves on TV, she believes the studio is also a big confidence booster.

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is open daily from 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

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