NSSL People: Outreach
National Weather Festival
NSSL and other NOAA Weather Partners in Norman, Oklahoma participate inthe annual National Weather Festival each fall. The festival has weather research vehicles, including mobile radars on display, and tons of activities.
When funding permits, NSSL hosts a booth at the annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) “WeatherFest”—a free giant science fair focused on weather. Thousands of visitors of all ages have visited the booth to learn about severe weather safety, NSSL's research, and careers in meteorology.
A team from NSSL were NOAA Scientists in Residence at the world-renowned San Francisco's Exploratorium science museum of exploration. The team shared severe storm science and tools with Exploratorium staff and visitors. The partnership was the result of a five-year NOAA educational grant to co-develop interactive exhibits, learning experiences and professional development workshops for the learning institution.
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