WARWICK — New York meteorologist Ron Trotta and Big Apple children’s book author, Elly McGuire, recently brought celebrity pup Schmitty The Weather Dog and the Science Sing-Along Show to St. Kevin School on Thursday, March 1.
Using literacy, music and a really cute dog, Team Schmitty The Weather Dog visits schools across the country with their Schmitty The Weather Dog Science Sing-Along Show, inspiring students, especially girls, to get excited about studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects.
“Meteorologist Ron and I are both products of a Catholic school education,” said McGuire, who is also a native of Warwick. “We feel a special bond entertaining at parochial schools.”
Schmitty The Weather Dog has appeared on The Ellen Show, ACCESS Hollywood and been on stage in New York’s Central Park with Oprah. And not just another pretty face, her STEM star status landed Schmitty The Weather Dog on the cover of Hamptons Pet magazine.
Trotta, formerly a weather producer for ABC World News and Good Morning America, and Schmitty The Weather Dog have been the official weather team for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Along with McGuire, they have visited more than 200 elementary schools across the country with their STEM enrichment program.
The Schmitty The Weather Dog Science Sing-Along Show has garnered rave reviews from students, teachers, principals and parents alike and is one of the few STEM enrichment programs geared to Pre-K through fifth grade students.
For more information about the Schmitty The Weather Dog Science Sing-Along Show, visit SchmittyTheWeatherDog.com or email info@SchmittyTheWeatherDog.com.