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Project Atmosphere


American Meteorological Society Education Program Summer Workshop

Sunday, July 16, 2017 – 09:00 to Friday, July 28, 2017 – 17:00

Information about the Summer 2017 workshop

Workshop Details

July 16-28 2017
National Weather Service Training Center
Kansas City, Missouri

The Project Atmosphere?is a two-week teacher professional development workshop offered by the American Meteorological Society’s Education Program. This project is specifically designed for K-12 teachers who teach science courses with atmospheric content.

This workshop is intended to:

  • Introduce teachers to the latest technologies and techniques for sensing, analyzing, and forecasting weather
  • Explore and suggest ways in which the products of these technologies and techniques can be employed in school studies of the atmospheric environment
  • Prepare workshop attendees to conduct training sessions on selected atmospheric science topics for teachers in their home regions during the next school year
  • Encourage participation in DataStreme Atmosphere Local Implementation Teams

Each participant will be supplied with a variety of instructional resource materials, including those to be used in peer-led teacher training sessions.

After successful completion of workshop activities, participants will:

  • Demonstrate updated knowledge concerning the sensing, analysis, and prediction of atmospheric conditions
  • Show evidence of being able to interpret and analyze weather information acquired through direct and remote sensing of the environment
  • Exhibit understanding of major weather systems and features, especially those that bring on hazardous conditions
  • Indicate how they intend to promote weather education in their home areas by peer training fellow teachers, especially those who teach students who are members of groups under-represented in the sciences

Workshop Components

Project Atmosphere will be held at the U.S. National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. ?The intensive workshop includes lectures, tutorials, seminars, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips. ?National Weather Service and other NOAA personnel will present a variety of topics dealing with the sensing, analyzing, and forecasting of weather. ?Presentations will be articulated with science content and weather education presentations led by workshop faculty.

The workshop will include the following topics:

  • Surface and upper-air observations and analysis
  • Radar imagery and interpretation
  • Satellite magery interpretation
  • Weather forecasting
  • Thunderstorms and severe storms
  • Hurricanes
  • Global climate change
  • Teaching and dissemination of weather information

Activities typically extend from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm each day.

More details are on the AMS Summer Workshop website

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