Homeschool Field Trips - A Visit to Our Local TV Station

by Mel
(Ontario, Canada)

Reporting the weather is NOT easy!

A few months ago, I thought it would be fun to see how a TV station operates behind the scenes. After finding the contact number on the TV station's web site, I called their PR Rep and within 5 minutes we had a tour lined up.

My children toured the entire station and were even given a chance to report the weather in front of the green screen. They sat at the anchor desks and used the teleprompters.

It was such a valuable experience for my children. Now when we watch our local station, the children have a greater understanding of the involvement required to bring us our news.

A lesson I have learned from this is that it never hurts to place a phone call and ask for a tour.


Thanks Mel - that is a great idea.

It looks like you had a fabulous time. I loved that they got to try reporting the weather! Your story really shows the benefits of homeschool field trips. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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