Reed Timmer, Meteorologist from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, to Visit North High

Presented by Discovery Education, Timmer will Address Students, Parents and Teachers at Exclusive Afterschool Event

Discovery Education will host Reed Timmer, meteorologist and extreme weather enthusiast from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers for a series of special events. On Monday, October 17, in partnership with Des Moines Public Schools, Reed will address students, teachers, and parents at North High School. During his visit, Timmer will share his inspirational personal story intermingled with tales from his numerous encounters with extreme weather. Timmer’s presentation will promote academic excellence and encourage students to discover the wonder and mysteries of weather.

Later that evening, Timmer will appear as a special guest at a VIP reception hosted by Discovery Education for educators from across Iowa. As an advocate for quality science education, Timmer will share his perspective on the importance of STEM education and how to engage students in STEM with recent events such as Hurricane Irene and tornadoes in Joplin, MO.

Discovery Education is the leading provider of digital services for the classroom and a division of Discovery Communications whose networks include Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and SCIENCE. 

• Reed Timmer, Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers and Discovery Education’s Chief Meteorologist
• Des Moines area students, educators and administrators
• Representatives from Discovery Education

North High School-Afterschool Event
501 Holcomb Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313
Monday, October 17
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Presentation
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Media Meet & Greet

Centro– Reception
1007 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Monday, October 17
6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Alana Carchedi, Discovery Communications                                 Phil Roeder, Director of Community Relations, 240-662-2572              , 515-242-8153

About Reed Timmer
Timmer‘s first official storm chase was at the age of 13, when he intercepted a severe storm in his front yard and was pelted by golf-ball size hail that destroyed his family’s video camera. Ever since that day, he’s been obsessed with extreme weather and storm chasing. Timmer pursued this passion by studying meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. After documenting a massive F5 tornado that struck Moore, Okla. on May 3, 1999, Timmer became even more obsessed with extreme storm chasing. Since then, he has driven over 50,000 miles every year from the Mexican Border to Canada, and has captured more than 200 tornadoes on film. In addition to storm chasing year-round, Timmer is currently working toward a doctorate in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Communications revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at

About Des Moines Public Schools
The Des Moines Independent Community School District is Iowa’s largest provider of public education serving the individual needs of more than 31,000 students in 60 schools with 5,000 dedicated teachers and staff. For more information about Des Moines Public Schools visit