Extreme Weather!
 May 6 | 10 AM - 4 PM
Research and Learning Center

Join researchers from Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas and Texas Wesleyan University, along with NOAA meteorologist, Dennis Cain (aka Professor Weather) to learn more about awareness, preparation and communication for extreme weather in North Texas.

Activities include:

  • Explore a weather balloon, radiosonde, aerometer and other current and historical weather instruments.
  • What does an emergency supply kit really need?
    See examples and explore a NOAA weather radio. Take away models and the beginnings of your own emergency supply kit.
    -Dr. Chris Parker, Texas Wesleyan University
  • How do flash floods occur?
    Test various materials for water runoff and discover which materials may help prevent flooding.
    -Dr. Ann Foss, University of Texas at Arlington
  • What is the water cycle?
    -Activity prepared by Dennis Cain, NOAA
  • Disaster response: How would you communicate in a disaster?
    -Dr. Cornelia Caragea, University of North Texas
  • Hear from storm survivors!
    -Nick Bontager, Texas Christian University
  • Join NOAA meteorologist, Professor Weather, for special 15-minute presentations.
    -10:30, 11:30, 1:30 - Where do tornadoes come from?
    -11:00, 2:00, 3:00 - How much water is in the clouds?
    -12:00, 2:30 - Ask a Meteorologist! (Ask your weather-related questions or learn about the process of becoming a meteorologist!)



Fun Fact

Peter D. Parks was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the 2003 Academy Awards for his work on Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure.

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