Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2 each year in Canada and the United States. Groundhog-day began with a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition to determine when spring will arrive. If a groundhog emerges from its underground home and sees its shadow due to sunshine, winter will continue for six weeks. If the groundhog doesn’t see its shadow due to cloudy skies, spring will arrive early.
While there is no scientific proof that the groundhog’s shadow has anything to do with the arrival of spring, in Ontario we pay attention to local groundhogs Wiarton Willie and Oil Springs Ollie and whether or not they see their shadows on February 2nd! You can always check out the original groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil.
While this really has nothing to do with post-secondary education, it does show that people across North America are interested in the weather and meteorology. These are subjects that you can study at university.
If you are interested in pursuing an education in weather and meteorology, be sure to check out whether or not you are eligible for the Canada Learning Bond to help out with the cost of post-secondary education.