CLASS expanding to Climate Learning and Student Safety is an Environmental STEM program for Schools that combines technology with learning.

Climate Learning

Components of the CLASS Program are:

  • An automated weather station installed in your school that captures weather data every minute
  • SFERIC Maps – A Weather Visualization and alerting tool from Earth Networks
  • GLOBE, an initiative of NASA for Climate Learning, Research and Collaboration

The Automatic Weather Station installed in the school, increases the hyperlocal accuracy of current measurements of weather parameters and forecasts given to the school. It measures over 32 weather parameters every minute, covering the following and more:

  • Temperature, heat index and wind chill
  • Humidity, wet-bulb temperature, Dew Point
  • Wind speed, wind direction, Wind gust
  • Rainfall probability, rainfall quantum and cloud cover
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Solar radiation

Upon installation of the weather station, the school will be provided with an account with Weatherlink, which can be accessed from a browser as well as through the weatherlink mobile application for viewing current weather observations as well as forecast of various weather parameters. The forecasts are for the specific location of the school and hence very accurate.

Sferic Maps

SFERIC Maps (see picture below) provides an interactive weather visualization platform for students. SFERIC Maps also acts as a severe weather alerting platform for schools to help them manage outdoor events taking into consideration upcoming severe weather conditions, including lightning & dangerous thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, heat index, wind chill and humidity, among others. Sferic Maps has a total of 95 map-layers that can be turned on and off making weather visualizations experiential and interactive.

Students can watch storms moving in, flooding happening, forest-fires breaking out and heavy rain/snow among others. Depending on the time of the year, the school may be interested in keeping track of specific weather parameters – for example, heat index in summer, lightning & dangerous thunderstorms during pre-monsoons, heavy rainfall during monsoons and windchill during winter. Three user-id’s will be created for accessing Sferic Maps –typically, one for the Principal, one for the Head of School Administration and one for head of sports. The idea is to ensure that students are brought in-doors when the weather is not so conducive for outdoor activities and events.




Heavy rainfall


Heat Index



The Globe Program

GLOBE, expanding to Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment is an initiative of NASA providing rich environmental learning content covering Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere and Pedosphere – provides preparatory modules for Science & Geography Teachers, which we are offering through It also provides presentations, classroom activities and experiments for students, which we have mapped to specific science & geography topics in NCERT and other curricula for easy use. There are 25,000 schools across the world, which are part of the GLOBE program. From the second year of engagement with Hydenmet, the following are also made available to schools:

  • Participation in research projects
  • Participation in International competitions, symposia, and fairs
  • Collaboration with participating schools