Science webinar from NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will broadcast a live educational webinar from Galveston, Texas as part of the 2016 Hurricane Awareness Tour on May 17 at 11 a.m. The 45-minute webinar is free and recommended for science students in grades 4-6.

During the webinar students will hear from National Hurricane Center scientists, as well as NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel who fly into hurricanes. The webinar will cover hurricane hazards, forecasting, observing hurricanes with airplanes, and hurricane preparedness.

Classroom questions will be collected in advance of the webinar and questions will also be answered during the webinar. Even for students who do not live along the coast or are impacted directly by hurricanes, this is an interesting experience and opportunity for them to learn more about hurricanes.

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Learning about natural weather events teaches students about both science and school security.  Natural weather events such as hurricanes are one of three types of emergencies called “all-hazards emergencies” that are part of school emergency preparedness. To learn more about this see the Maine Department of Education’s school security website, visit here.