Ed Hopkins is the Assistant State Climatologist since 2003. His area of interest has been in Wisconsin's climate, climatic change and science education. He has co-authored a book entitled “Wisconsin's Weather and Climate” (University of Wisconsin Press) with Prof. Joseph M. Moran of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. In addition, he has had more than twenty years of experience teaching the introductory level meteorology courses, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Northern Illinois University. Ed has been actively involved with the education activities of the American Meteorological Society, the American Geological Institute and the National Geographic Society. He has prepared a resource listing of meteorological educational materials directed for elementary and secondary school teachers.