Hurricane Preparedness Webinar a Success! - 04.29.2015Gulf Coast students and their teachers tuned in last week to learn from National Hurricane Center (NHC) and NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) experts about hurricanes, their impacts, and how to be prepared for the upcoming hurricane season. The Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) Team hopes your 5th grade classes can participate in the remaining two webinars that will be offered for the Southeast and Northeast Atlantic regions.
The purpose of these webinars is to raise awareness about hurricanes in advance of the 2015 North Atlantic hurricane season. During each free, 1-hour webinar, students will hear from NHC scientists, as well as NOAA AOC personnel that fly into hurricanes. A presentation on region-specific hurricane science and preparedness will be given with interactive questions prompting student responses. Classroom questions will also be collected in advance of the webinar; as many of these questions as possible will be answered by the hurricane scientists. Many videos, visualizations, graphics, and other media will be included to engage students. Introductory materials and helpful links will also be supplied to all participating educators.
Schools/classes wanting to participate MUST REGISTER in advance.
The webinars are presented by region: Gulf Coast, Southeast, and Northeast Atlantic. The two remaining are geared towards Southeast and Northeast Atlantic communities. Dates are as follows:
Southeast Coast: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 10:00am ET (registration will close by 5pm ET, May 18, 2015)
Southeast Coast states include: FL Atlantic Coast, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, DE & Washington DC
Northeast Coast: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:00 am ET (registration will close by 5pm ET, May 25, 2015)
Northeast Coast states include: NJ, PA, NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME
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