The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography’s Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) project will present webinars for fifth grade classes in the Northeast region on May 8 and 15. Teachers may register their classes on the HSS website.
HSS was featured on the Discovery Channel’s In View, hosted by internationally known, Emmy-award winning Larry King, on Monday, April 8. Watch the GSO portion of the video post-broadcast.
The HSS website and its associated educational resources provide information on the science of hurricanes, methods of observing hurricanes, modeling and forecasting of hurricanes, how hurricanes impact society, and how people and communities can prepare for and mitigate the impacts of hurricanes. In addition to in-depth science content, the website includes educational resources, case studies, and a historical storm interactive. All content has undergone rigorous peer review by a national panel of hurricane scientists. Information is tailored for specific audiences, including middle school through undergraduate educators and students, the general public, and the media.
URI partnered with NOAA and FEMA on this important endeavor to educate the public about hurricane science and effects on society.