National Hurricane Center to Present 5th Grade Hurricane Webinars
April 8, 2013
Fifth grade classes in Maine can register for 5th Grade Webinars from the National Hurricane Center to learn more about these storms and how they can affect northeastern states.
The purpose of the Hurricane Webinars is to raise awareness about hurricanes in advance of the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season. The webinars will be presented by region: Gulf Coast, Southeast, and Northeast. Webinars for the Northeast, including Maine, are scheduled for May 8th and May 15th at 10:00 am.
During these these 1-hour webinars, 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 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. Groups will also receive a virtual tour of the National Hurricane Center.
Registration for each webinar will close one week prior to the webinar date.
The Hurricane Webinars for 5th Grade classes are presented by the Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) team at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography (URIO/GSO) in partnership with the NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC).