National Hurricane Center: 2014 5th Grade Webinars
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). The purpose of the Hurricane Webinars is to raise awareness about hurricanes in advance of the 2014 North Atlantic hurricane season.
This year the webinar is only for Rhode Island schools.
The 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.
The 2014 webinar for 5th grade classrooms in Rhode Island webinar will be presented Thursday, May 22 at 10am.
For additional preparedness information, go to these websites:
All materials from the 2013 5th grade webinar series are available here.
All materials from the 2012 5th grade webinar series are available here.