SECAUCUS -- Fifth and sixth graders in Secaucus from Clarendon and Huber Street Elementary Schools were paid a special visit by WABC-TV weatherman Bill Evans on May 16. A senior meteorologist for Eyewitness News, Evans has been talking to school kids about his work and the weather for 35 years.
Evans is a 5-time Emmy award winner for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement in Weather Broadcasting, and also broadcasts the weather with "Scott and Todd in the Morning" and throughout the day on 95.5FM WPLJ Radio.
“I wanted students to know what it is like in the life of a meteorologist from someone in the real world,” said educator Allan Bonin. He had emailed and called WABC since November to get weatherman Bill Evans to visit the school district. Bonin teaches accelerated learning classes to fifth and sixth graders at Huber Street Elementary School. His program is referred to as Elinc, which stands for “Educating Learners in the Next Century.” He has been a teacher for 11 years, seven of those in Secaucus. This year his students explored the world of meteorology and learned about clouds, hurricanes, tornados, and how the weather works.
Evans talked about the weather, his experiences as a weatherman, and the various types of careers available in meteorology. He also promoted his latest children’s book, “It’s Raining Fish and Spiders,” which comes out on May 22.