MADISON, Wis. – The Labor Day weekend is a chance to get out and enjoy one last summer adventure before the school year begins and the weather turns cooler. Whether you are staying local or taking a trip, ReadyWisconsin encourages you to make safety a priority.
MADISON, Wis. — September is Preparedness Month in Wisconsin. It’s also back to school month for students across the state. Many of those students will be learning about emergency preparedness this school year thanks to STEP — Student Tools for Emergency Planning.
DEFOREST, Monday, November 20, 2017 – During a visit to Eagle Point Elementary School in DeForest today, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Major General Don Dunbar, Adjutant General and Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor, announced the return of the STEP program to Wisconsin classrooms, thanks to $20,000 in donations from AT&T and the Wisconsin Wireless Association. Read Full News Release
Eleven thousand students across Wisconsin will be better prepared for an emergency, thanks to the STEP program. STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, is a turnkey classroom curriculum for teachers to prepare 5th graders for various emergencies and disasters, including tornadoes, flooding and storms. The program also shows students how to put together an emergency kit and develop an emergency plan.
It wasn't quite the movie Wizard of Oz, but there was still a small dog, talk of tornadoes and a puff of smoke last Friday at Miller Park, as 11,000 students and teachers from southeastern Wisconsin attended Weather Day. Weather Day provides students an opportunity to learn about seasons, precipitation, climates and storms in a fun environment. Participants are divided into two teams, and questions were asked on the jumbo screen, along with videos and demonstrations on the field. The event was sponsored by the Milwaukee Brewers and WTMJ-TV, whose meteorologists were the hosts.