Free teacher workshop offered at AMS meeting in Austin

December 3rd, 2012 at 1:20 pm by under Weather

Educational Outreach Initiative Event to be Held at 93rd Annual Meeting in Austin

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) will be hosting its 93rd Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, January 5th through the 10th at the Austin Convention Center. As part of the Annual Meeting, the AMS is hosting a bold Educational Outreach Initiative to K-12 science teachers. This will give teachers the opportunity to connect local and Texas teachers with some of the most innovative and forwarding thinking scientists, researchers, operational meteorologists, educators, students, and other weather enthusiasts. It is also designed to create a partnership to enhance our Nation’s ability to understand the causes of and response to severe weather events.

There are several opportunities for teachers to interact with our Nation’s weather and climate experts through WeatherFest—a free family science event on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.—as well as a Teacher Workshop, Teacher Short Course, and the Symposium on Education.

The teacher workshop developed for K-8 teachers will be held on Tuesday January 8th at the Marriott Courtyard & Residence Inn (300 E. 4th Street) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will be followed by a fantastic event sponsored by the University of Texas/Environmental Science Institute and the AMS as they present Hot Science–Cool Talks with Dr. Kerry Emanuel of MIT at the Student Activities Center (SAC) at the University of Texas Campus in Austin. Also on Tuesday, a short course for high school teachers will be held at the Marriott Courtyard & Residence from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m.

These events are FREE to teachers who register prior to December 21st at

Ken Carey, Director of Strategic Solutions at Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc. in Laurel, Maryland, and Troy Kimmel, Chief Meteorologist at KOKE FM Radio and Senior Lecturer, Studies in Weather and Climate, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin are Co-Chairs for the 93rd Annual Meeting. The theme for the meeting is “Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today’s Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections.

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