Luke Hunnewell, a worker from WeatherSTEM, stands high above the ground on the Marine Science Station’s observation platform last week as he installs a weathervane. The solar-powered weathervane will collect a host of information including temperature, rainfall, solar radiation and wind speed.
High-tech teaching tool collects data

The school system’s Marine Science Station is the latest recipient of a high-tech interactive weather unit designed to marry meteorology and education.

WeatherSTEM donated and installed the weather monitoring unit last week.

The station has two units — one that is perched atop the viewing tower overlooking the marshes and another in the Salt River to measure water temperatures, tides and soil temperature.