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Interact with Hurrican Scientists on Free Webinar

Stan Freeda in 2009
Interact with Hurrican Scientists on Free Webinar
by Stan Freeda - Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 11:26 AM

Interact with hurricane scientists, hear stories from hurricane hunters, virtually tour the National Hurricane Center, and have student questions answered by experts! Please join the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) team at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography (URIO/GSO) for an engaging and informative hurricane preparedness webinar for 5th grade students in the Northeast Atlantic U.S.

During this free, 1-hour webinar, students will hear from NHC scientists and forecasters, as well as NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel that fly into hurricanes. A presentation on region-specific hurricane science and preparedness will be given with interactive questions and polls. Classroom questions will be collected in advance of the webinar; as many of these questions as possible will be answered by the hurricane scientists. Introductory materials and helpful links will be supplied to all participating educators.

Our first Northeast Regional webinar (which took place today), was a great success! A second webinar (covering the same content) is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2013. We hope your classes can tune in! Registration is open for the May 15, 2013, webinar, and will remain open through the week. Schools/classes wanting to participate MUST REGISTER in advance.

Please visit the National Hurricane Center: 2013 5th Grade Webinars page ( in the Resources section of the Hurricanes: Science and Society website ( for more details and registration information.

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Morin (