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Calling All Weather Campers!

Posted May 10, 2010

We've been asked a number of times through the years by parents and teachers whether there were any opportunities for school kids with an interest in meteorology to take part in a hands-on, weather-focused learning program, and generally speaking, there hasn't been much out there to direct them to. Instead, we've recommended some books and web sites that could be helpful for self-study.

However, the American Meteorological Society has just sent out some information on a series of Weather Camps, sponsored in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, to be held this summer. I wanted to make educators and parents of "future meteorologists" who read this blog aware of the opportunity, as we are fortunate that one of the six scheduled camp locations around the nation is in our own state, to be hosted at NC A&T in Greensboro. You can read more about the programs in general at the first link I provided, while the second link is specific to the camps scheduled for Greensboro this summer (middle school camps July 5-9 and August 2-6, 2010, a high school version July 19-23, and a camp for teachers July 12-16) and the third link is for the main national weather camp site.

If any of you, or a middle- or high-schooler you know attends, enjoy, and let us know how it goes!

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