Who Is Jason Lindsey? Jason Lindsey is an award-winning science educator and author. Jason studied science and journalism at Western Kentucky University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. At WKU, Jason focused on general science with an emphasis in meteorology and climatology. Jason has worked diligently for more than 10 years to take science beyond the classroom window. Each year he performs hands-on science experiments at hundreds of schools and community events throughout the United States. His hands-on, kid-friendly, science classes are offered throughout the year and have helped hook thousands of kids on science.
Jason previously worked as a chief meteorologist, backpack journalist, science reporter, and webmaster at WKAG-TV, WBKO-TV, KGWN-TV, and KFVS-TV. Jason now produces and hosts a hands-on science segment, which airs on television stations across the nation. Jason is a working STEM professional. When Jason is not in the classroom getting kids “Hooked on Science,” you’ll discover him providing forecasts as a freelance meteorologist for television stations across the nation.
Jason has earned many awards for his science efforts.
2011 - Best Online Content - "www.hookedonscience.org"
2010 - Best Children's Programming - "Hooked on Science"
2010 - Best Online Content - "www.hookedonscience.org"
2009 - Best Television Feature - "Hooked on Science"
2008 - Best Newspaper Feature - "Hooked on Science" and Best Television Feature - "Hooked on Science"
2007 - Best General Coverage - "Science Day 2006" and Best Television Feature "Heartland Science Lab"
2007 - Best Community Service Activity - "Science Day 2006"
Jason is actively involved in bringing more science to America. October 3rd has been proclaimed "Science Day" by city, county, and state leaders throughout the nation. On Friday, September 29th, 2006 Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson made a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing "Science Day." Emerson highlighted the importance of science and commended Jason for promoting science. Emerson's remarks were recorded and published in the Congressional Record.
On October 3, 2007 Jason organized "Science Day." At Science Day 2007 folks from across southeast Missouri launched more than 1000 "Mentos and soda fountains" breaking the previous record of more than 800 launched in the Netherlands.
In 2009, Business Today, a magazine published by Rust Communications featured Jason as one of 40 professionals under age 40. The feature, called 40 Under 40, introduces readers to the present and future leaders of the local business community.
Jason's book, Beyond the Science Lab - A Celebration of God and Science, uses hands-on science to teach God's word and encourages kids to connect with their creator through the wonders of science.
Jason is a member of the National Weather Association, the National Science Teachers Association, and Science Teachers of Missouri.
Jason is married to Lena Lindsey. They keep busy with their four kids Conner, Ethan Brynna, and Madigan.